DMTA Code of Ethics and Conduct

All practising members agree to act in a manner that safeguards the individual Client interest, enhances the reputation of the Dorn Method and ensures the trust and confidence of the public.

DMTA Members will:

  • Commit themselves to give the highest quality of care to their Clients
  • Honestly present all qualifications and peform only services in which they are qualified and have competence in
  • Inform Clients and the public about the scope and limitations of their discipline to the best of their knowledge
  • Acknowledge any limitations and contraindications of the Dorn Method and refer Clients to appropriate health care professionals
  • Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence including assessment of personal and professional abilities through continued education training in the Dorn Method and other modalities
  • Provide therapy without making unjust promises and with reasonable expectation that there will be an advantage for the Client
  • Respect all Clients equally and conduct busíness with honesty and integrity
  • Not discriminate unjustly against Clients, colleagues or other health care professionals
  • Keep all Client records confident unless otherwise requested by the Client or it is medically necessary or required by law for the protection of the public
  • Respect all rights of the Client to refuse, modify or terminate therapy at any time
  • Provide therapy ensuring safety, comfort and privacy of the Client
  • Ensure their monetary charges are known before therapy is begun
  • Not exploit a Client and whilst treating a Client not to enter into any other relationship, activity or behavior outside of the professional working relationship
  • Respect the Client´s autonomy with regard to privacy, beliefs and behavior
  • Refuse gifts or benefits intended to influence the therapy, a referral or decision or for personal gain and not for the good of the Client.
  • Not give a diagnosis, propose to be able to cure any disease or pretend to heal unless properly medically trained and licensed
  • Advertise their services in a proper and professional manner without making excessive claims of expect results, or is biased towards or critical of other Modalities, persons or associations
  • Give sufficient information to the Client covering:
    • avoidable possible causes of ill health due to poor posture and lifestyle habits
    • the conduct of the therapy
    • self-help therapy following a Dorn Method session
  • Provide written hand out´s with personalized advice and guidelines and be available for further advice and assistance
  • Give a full Dorn Method therapy session whenever possible including leg length balancing, pelvic re-alignement and spinal rebalancing allowing sufficient therapy time of between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
  • Use the Term Dorn Method/Dorn Therapy only if the original principles are applied without mixing different theraputic modalities into one therapy session to avoid confusion to the Client
  • Not treat beyond the Clients personal pain threshold during therapy
  • Strive to achieve improvement of the Client´s condition within 3 therapy sessions and then re-assess before attempting continuation
  • Emphasize the importance of self therapy to the Client for a minimum of two months following a Dorn session to allow enough time for self healing
  • Give sufficient information about possible reactions following a Dorn Method therapy and encourage Clients to report any unexpected reaction immediately
  • Cooperate with other health care professionals for the highest possible benefit of the Client

Disclaimer: The DMTA does not guarantee the effectiveness of Dorn Method treatment in any individual case nor does it accept any liability whatsoever for DMTA Members or Authorised Dorn Method Instructors whether or not failing to conform to the DMTA Practice Agreement and Code of Ethics & Conduct