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Dorn Seminars and Dorn CPD (Continued Professional Development) Seminars

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Dorn Seminars or Dorn CPD Seminars are offered in several forms, but these vary greatly in content and quality. Interested persons should inform themselves before booking. Training, seminars and courses are offered from one to several days and with very variable content.

Here are a few tips for things to look out for and compare.

The main thing, of course, is the training of the lecturer in professional medical terms, as well as in the framework of the Dorn Method. They should have used this method in practice for at least four years and should have rounded off their experience by repeatedly assisting in seminars before they give seminars themselves.

A further point is this: in a Dorn Seminar for therapists, massage therapists, physiotherapists, ergo-therapists, occupational therapists, naturopaths and doctors, what content must be dealt with, and what can be added according to the taste of the lecturer? How many hours or days must a seminar be to fully convey the Dorn Method? Is it the Dorn Method being conveyed, or is it just a mixture with further therapies and techniques?

The length of a basic seminar in the full communication of the Dorn Method must be no fewer than two days. The length of a refresher seminar or practice day can be a day or less. The length of a CPD seminar, with a full work-through of the method and the questions of the participants, should be at least one day, if not two. The CPD seminar should only be completed after at least six months or intensive use of the therapy in practice.

A basic seminar in the Dorn Method contains the following:

1. Theory:

  • Genesis of the method
  • Anatomy of the bone structures, neurology and physiology
  • Make-up and physiology of joints
  • Pathophysiology of a “blockage”/dysfunction of a joint area
  • Contraindications
  • Basic structure of a Dorn assessment and Dorn treatment
  • Principles of Dorn treatment (assisting-active, gentle, manual therapy, independence of the patient through self-treatment exercises, mobilisation of joints, physiological movements)
  • Explanation of the use of Dorn Therapy documentation and its legal relevance

2. Practical therapy holds:

  • Leg length equalisation with the hip, knee and upper ankle areas
  • Assessment and treatment of the ISJ, sacrum, coccyx, lumbar spine and lower thoracic spine in the standing position
  • The mid and lower thoracic spine in the sitting position
  • A couple of peripheral joints as examples

3. Self-treatment for patients

for all the therapy holds presented, i.e. the whole spine, leg length equalisation, and the peripheral joints covered

4. Light introduction

to the holistic nature of the Dorn Method with vertebrae, organs, meridians, peripheral joints and psyche, demonstrated through participants’ examples

A basic seminar in the Dorn Method can include additional points:

  • All peripheral joints, complete with symptoms, assessment, treatment and self-treatment
  • Transverse processes – the ribs as a unit in assessment and treatment
  • Breuß massage
  • Introduction to auxiliary therapy equipment
  • Systematic make-up of treatment (theory, assessment, treatment, reassessment and testing, self-treatment exercises)
  • Light introduction to the meridians

 

A CPD seminar in the Dorn Method contains the following:

1. Questions of the participants

arising from practice, about the history of the method, bone structures and joint composition, anatomy, neurology or physiology. Clarification of the pathophysiology of a “blockage”/dysfunction in a joint area and Dorn’s fundamental understanding of treatment. Emphasis on contraindications with the help of participants’ experience. Differentiation of blockage types and the varied approaches that follow from this.

 

Consolidation of a fundamental systematic structure of Dorn Treatment (theory, assessment, treatment, reassessment and testing, self-treatment exercises) and the principles of the Dorn Method. Emphasis on the possible connections between peripheral joints and the spine.

 

2. Practical therapy holds:

  • Study of leg length equalisation with the hip, knee and upper ankle areas and the sources of trouble
  • Questions on the assessment and treatment of ISJ, sacrum, coccyx, and lumbar spine
  • Thoracic spine, differentiation, transverse processes and ribs 1-12
  • The cervical spine in the differentiation of possible blockage types
  • All peripheral joints in symptoms, assessment and treatment
  • Objectification of the manual assessment and intensive use of Dorn Therapy documentation
  • Differentiation of spinous and transverse processes in the entire spine
  • Reproducible finding of the middle position as the basis of assessment
  • Reproducible starting point for numbering vertebrae. This is the foundation for specific Dorn treatment as well as for the application of holism.
  • Practice and regulation of pressure in assessment and treatment, as little as possible and as much as necessary being the rule of thumb

 

3. Self-treatment for patients:

The self-treatment exercises are studied for all therapy holds, i.e. the whole spine and all peripheral joints. Emphasis on the importance of self-treatment exercises for patients.

 

4. Introduction

to the holistic nature of the Dorn Method with vertebrae, organs, meridians, peripheral joints and psyche, on the basis of participants’ examples insofar as these are available.

 

A development seminar in the Dorn Method can include additional content:

  • Breuß massage
  • Introduction to auxiliary therapy equipme