Back Ache? Joint Pain? Chronic
Experience Ortho-Bionomy®: A
proven healing art using comfortable positions, gentle movements and preferred posture that allows the body
Winter, Advanced Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy®
Ortho-Bionomy is based in part on
osteopathic principles and in part on relationship principles. Osteopathy seeks to restore comfort by returning the
structure of the body to it's origional physical function. That is to say, retraining "necks" to be "functioning
necks" or "hips" to be "fully functioning hips". Relationships come into play when I teach you how to come into a
more comfortable relationship with your body and your life. The result is the Cadilac of body therapy. Your muscles
relax, your joints become more mobile, and your body moves with ease. Your face begins to smile...
"I've had this headache for days"
"I've been on the phone all day and can't move my neck."
"My back is so stiff. Maybe I slept wrong"
"I hurt my knee while running this weekend"
Maybe you've been walking around for some time dealing with the same familiar nagging aches and pains. Maybe no
one has offered you a solution other than "take 2 asprin and call me in the morning". Perhaps someone has said to
"that's a sign of getting old" or
"you will just have to live with it."
Perhaps you even believed this yourself.
Your body may not have to hurt! There are alternatives. It is possible to reduce or eliminate your pain.
Ortho-Bionomy® is a funny sounding name for a wonderful, natural, multidemsional healing art. This includes a
profoundly effective body therapy that includes but not limited to the use of
• Comfortable positions
• Gentle movements
• Prefered posture
• Unlock tension
• Relieve pain
• Promote recovery from injury
• Restore comfort to the body and spirit
You sit or lie, comfortably clothed, in a quiet, relaxed setting.
• No ringing phones
• No meetings
• No demands
Gentle, comfortable positioning and movement techniques, performed by the practitioner, allow you to experience
relaxation of troubled or painful areas.
• The comfort increases
• The magic happens
Self-corrective reflexes allow tight muscles to relax and body rebalancing occurs.
• A feeling of lightness
• Ease of movement
• More relaxation
• Increased range of motion
• It's painless and gentle
• It can be fun and playful
• It uses the body's self-corrective reflexes
• It can "work" between visits
• It seeks the greatest comfort possible
• It doesn't treat pain with pain
• You can do it on your own
It can be empowering!
"Ortho" maeans straighten or correct
"Bio" means life
"nomy" means the study of the laws pertaining to
Arthur Pauls, D.O., the founder, defined it as "The correct application of the laws of life". It can be also
defined as "The study of how life self-corrects". My favorite description is "Right Relationship" which describes
how correct relationships cause self healing.
Ortho-Bionomy® was started in the early 1970's by an Osteopathatic Physician, Dr Arthur Pauls. He took his work
from Osteopathic principles and his study of movement through Judo. Dr Pauls then further developed this system of
self-correction and began to teach it to others.
• TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (jaw pain and mis-alignment)
• Headaches and sinus congestion
• Neck and back aches
• Sore knees / feet (any runners?)
• Shoulder pain - "frozen shoulder"
• Sciatic pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Repetitive Strain Injuries
• Pregnancy discomfort
• Postural problems - walking, standing and sitting
• "Sitting at your computer" lessions
• No specific problem - just plain stress reduction. It's very relaxing!
Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc. and is used with