Hugh Churchward RN Dip.S.Psych


Professional Association

Society of Ortho-Bionomy Australia


Thu all day and Fri (mornings only)

Other times by arrangement


$80 / session Adult (1 hr) | $60 / session Pension/Concession/Student

$50 / session Child (½hr)


Ortho-Bionomy is a non-invasive system of healing that is useful in addressing many pain and stress conditions. Developed by Dr Arthur Lincoln Pauls, a British osteopath, Ortho-Bionomy supports the self-correcting capacity of the person through the use of gentle movement and positioning of the body combined with light compression into the joints. This engages the proprioceptive reflexes that are embedded deep within our muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Ortho-Bionomy stimulates long-lasting changes by re-educating the physiology so that it can effectively maintain balance and optimal functioning on it’s own.

After receiving Ortho-Bionomy sessions Hugh’s clients report experiencing pain relief, increased range of motion, greater ease of motion, better structural alignment and postural balance, increased relaxation, more efficient functioning, faster recovery times from injuries, a greater sense of self empowerment, increased vitality and emotional balance, and an increased sense of wholeness and wellbeing.

The Structure of an Ortho-Bionomy Session

Working with you, the client, fully clothed Hugh will usually work using a bodywork table although at times you may be seated or standing as well.

As the practitioner, Hugh will work together with you to identify and assess the stress related patterns that are contributing to your presenting issues or conditions. He will also identify the self-correcting patterns that your body is already undertaking to overcome your condition. This allows Hugh to employ the techniques of Ortho-Bionomy in a way that further facilitates this process and which specifically addresses your particular concern.

At the end of the session you may be given self-care exercises in order to allow a continuation of the release and the retraining of the body in it’s new pattern.

It is usually recommended that the client initially receive 3-4 sessions after which an ongoing programme of self-care and/or further individual sessions can be developed.

At no time will Hugh employ any movement or touch that causes pain or discomfort.

Conditions that Ortho-Bionomy can help with

While gentle in it’s application, Ortho-Bionomy is very effective in assisting people overcome their pain and discomfort which otherwise limits their movement, mobility and comfort.Some of the problems and conditions it can assist with include


• Joint and muscle pain and dysfunction

• Whiplash injury

• Repetitive strain injuries

• Rotator cuff injuries

• Knee pain

• Ankle and foot sprains

Chronic pain including

• Neck and back pain

• Frozen shoulder

• Migraines

• TMJ (jaw) dysfunction

• Osteoarthritis

Structural imbalances including

• Postural imbalances

• Scoliosis, Kyphosis, lordosis

• Post-surgery rehabilitation – especially with joints and scar tissue

• Leg length discrepencies

• Bunions

Auto-immune and nervous system disorders including

• Fibromyalgia

• Chronic fatique

• Rheumatoid arthritis

• Thyroid imbalances

Stress related symptoms including

• General achiness or fatigue, including that associated with cancer treatment and chemotherapy

• Physical conditions associated with emotional stresses (depression, trauma, shock, anxiety)

Ortho-Bionomy is an Integrative Therapy

While Ortho-Bionomy is effective as a stand-alone therapy, it can also complement any other treatment you may be receiving such as acupuncture, osteopathic, massage, physiotherapy, or conventional medical care. It does not interfere with any other treatment modality that the client may be undertaking.


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