An Introduction to Ortho-Bionomy DVD

Bruce Stark presents the theory and demonstration of Ortho-Bionomy. Filmed in an actual seminar room, Bruce describes the theory and foundation and shows positional release to major joints in the body.

Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle, non-invasive body therapy which is highly effective in working with chronic stress, injuries and pains or problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. Similar to Positional Release, the practitioner uses gentle movements and positions of the body to facilitate the change of stress and pain patterns. A strong focus is placed on the comfort of the individual, no forceful manipulations are used.



In the first part of this DVD, Bruce outlined the theory behind Ortho-Bionomy: History, Indications, Principles, Overview of a session, Relax Techniques, and Philosophy.  The second part is the demonstration, includes: Release positions for all major joints in the body, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar spine and Pelvis imbalances.

Ortho-Bionomy is very effective in helping alleviate both acute and chronic pain and stress patterns by reducing chronic muscle tension, soothing the joints, increasing flexibility, improving circulation, and relaxing the entire body.

Note: This DVD is Pal format, used in Australia, Asia, UK & NZ. Customers in US & Canada can play this on most computers & Laptops.



Ortho-Bionomy was developed by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, a British osteopath, who wanted to find a way to work with the body which honored the body's inherent wisdom. From his experience as a Judo instructor and through his training as an osteopath, he found ways of working with the body by exaggerating the body's preferred postures, thereby permitting the body's self-healing process to create greater balance and alignment. He discovered that by working WITH the body and not against it, the body could find balance on its own without having to use force to correct it.

The term "Ortho-Bionomy" comes from "ortho" meaning correct or straight, "bio" meaning life, and "nomy" meaning the laws of or study of. Dr. Pauls defined the term then as "the correct application of the laws of life."

Bruce Stark, BA BMus. is an Advanced Instructor and Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy and has been in practice since 1989. In addition to his private practice in Sydney, Bruce conducts training seminars throughout Australia and New Zealand for bodywork and allied health care professionals. He also specialises in anatomy and physiology courses for somatic psychotherapists. Bruce served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Medical School for 12 years teaching medical interviewing and examination skills and he is a certified fitness instructor. See his website


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