How Ortho-Bionomy® Works


The founder of Ortho-Bionomy®, Arthur Lincoln Pauls, D.O., described how it works this way: “Injury or disease result from what I call ‘misunderstanding’.  Ortho-Bionomy® brings understanding to the person, so that he or she may respond appropriately, rather than by habit or fear.”


The miracle of the body and the treasure of information it holds for us seems limitless.  One of the great joys in sharing this work is the self-discovery that takes place for the practitioner, as well as for the client.  The nuts and bolts are that the body does have an operating manual, a language, if one is willing to listen.  If the oil light comes on in our car, would we put tape over the light?  However, we override our body’s messages all the time.  Eventually it gets our attention, but by that time we may have forgotten where the problem came from.  This is where Ortho-Bionomy comes in and removes ‘misunderstanding from the body.’

“Change can only come about when the self corrective instincts of the body are summoned in such a way that the body does not resist change. Anything beyond this is force, which when applied too much, leads only to the rebellion of the self instead of a re-unification of the harmonic whole.”

Ortho-Bionomy® is a gentle non-invasive, osteopathically-based form of body therapy. Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, DO and founder of this technique describes how it works this way: “Injury or disease result from what I call ‘misundersanding’. Ortho-Bionomy® brings understanding to the person so that he or she may respond appropriately, rather than by habit or fear.”

Simply put, the Ortho-BionomY® practitioner uses gentle movements and positions of the body to facilitate the change of stress and pain patterns that the client is holding.

One important aspect of Ortho-Bionomy® is the comfort of the client: no forceful manipulations are used, rather freedom from limited movement and pain is achieved gently and respectfully.

Also unique to Ortho-Bionomy® is the potential for self-discovery that lies inherent in the process, opening the client to a greater sense of personal awareness and well being.

Through Ortho-Bionomy® the body is literally learning, so that the cumulative results tend to be long lasting.  Although one or two sessions may relieve specific symptoms, for chronic problems several sessions over a longer period of time may be necessary to release the body’s adaptive reactions, and re-educate it to more natural and healthier responses.  The outcome will be higher levels of wellness and resiliency within the body.  This light-touch work is a unique system of body re-education for pain relief and self-healing; it teaches people to be more at ease physically and energetically, and may also produce changes in their attitudes and emotions.


During an Ortho-Bionomy® session, the client is fully clothed; I acknowledge your areas of discomfort, and work with your feedback during the release process to make sure that the work is comfortable. The gentle movements and subtle pressure used result in deep relaxation, and loosening of the tight muscles around restricted areas.  Having been activated, the body’s self-correcting reflexes naturally bring the structure and energy back into alignment.  Unhealthy tension patterns often resolve, while circulation, flexibility and range of motion increase.  Rhythmic movements and isometrics or integrative exercises are used to help re-educate the body and reinforce the work.


“Viscera” relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation, or VM, does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem. The VM therapist feels for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM techniques. VM therapy re-establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health.


An Ionic Cleanse is a safe, effective way to help your body detoxify naturally.

Toxins that build in the body are left to be cleaned by the blood, lymphatic system, and vital organs. Those which cannot be cleaned, attach themselves wherever they can. These acidic toxins may build up in the fat cells, joints, muscles, and organs such as the liver and kidneys. The Ionizer helps to eliminate these toxins by allowing them to escape through a unique process.

Similar to a foot bath, the ionCleanse uses water as the conductive medium. The conductivity of ions in the water allows for a mild field of energy to flow from an array in the bath through the feet and around the whole body. The field created by the ionCleanse gradually attracts toxic ions from the body. These toxic ions migrate toward the feet and through the skin by a process called osmosis, where they enter the water.

Essentially the ionCleanse functions as a magnet to help your body detoxify by trapping toxic particles in the water. The process is painless, non-invasive, and requires no pills, supplements, or medications to work effectively.

Studies show that an overall balancing effect occurs along with a feeling of well-being as a result of toxins being released from the body.


Ortho-Bionomy® is gentle enough to use on newborns, and effective for pain relief for both acute and chronic states.

Frozen shoulder

Headaches and Migraines
Back, hip and knee pain
Anxiety and Depression

Repetitive strain injuries, e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Whiplash and other physical trauma
Restricted range of motion
Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue
Acid Reflux and Heartburn
Women’s health issues
Bladder incontinence
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Chronic Fatigue

Migraine Headaches
Tempromandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
Chronic Neck, Back and Body Pain
Sprains / Strains
Stress and Tension Related Problems
Central Nervous System Disorders
Balance Problems
Neuro-muscular Dysfunction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Loss of Vitality


We are happy to work with your schedule, please call us to book an appointment or fill out our contact form below with some times you are available, and we will be in touch.



Bev Johnson-Bender


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Ortho-Bionomy              100.00 hr

Ion cleanses                    50.00 each

Constellation session     140.00 hr


I have enjoyed and benefited from my experiences of Ortho-Bionomy in many ways, first and foremost by the relief of pain and the absence of pain in the session, second in the wise and knowledgeable counsel as to how and why the sessions are helping me, third in the consistency of the benefits of the process.

I recommend Ortho-bionomy to people of all ages with all kinds of body issues.

- S.G

It’s like dance you have with your own body while you’re just watching on. Just blissful, painless and opens up your world to an understanding about yourself that’s so simple. Highly, highly recommend Ortho-Bionomy.

- C.S

Living with pain seemed normal to me. All my life I’ve had a ‘bad back’. Short of surgery I was told to just learn to live with it, so I did! Coming across Ortho-Bionomy was an accident and random event at a farmers market. Even just the first session took me to a pain-free place. After only just a few sessions I now have NO back pain. I highly recommend just even giving this body work an opportunity

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