History of Ortho-Bionomy
The work of Arthur Lincoln Pauls (1929 – 1997), continues to inspire people today with its simplicity and effectiveness. Ortho-Bionomy is ‘the corrective application of the natural laws of life’, and Arthur devoted many years to developing this gentle, safe and unique system of bodywork.
Rooted in osteopathy, Ortho-Bionomy was developed in the 1970s by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, D.O. Dr. Pauls sought a natural, consistent, and lasting way to ease his patients’ pain. Inspired by the body’s ability for self-correction, he combined the concepts of holding slack and comfort on a joint with elements of compression. Through continued research, Dr. Pauls expanded the work to include release and balance in the body through movement and energy; he also incorporated work with the organs, fluids, and other systems of the body. Dr. Pauls eventually named the work Ortho-Bionomy, meaning “correct life study.”