Uschi Staedel-Schneider
Remedial Massage Therapist – Dorn Spinal Therapist Memb. AAMT

Uschi Staedel-Schneider is an extremely experienced and versatile remedial massage therapist.

As a champion German gymnast Uschi developed early on in her career an intrinsic understanding of the human body and the way the different parts work together. This lead to a career as a physical educator and from there it was a short step to becoming a massage therapist. She joined BodyActive Therapies 17 years ago. 

Uschi has studied a number of different but complementary body therapies to bring a diverse range of techniques into her physical therapy. Remedial Massage, Exercise for Rehabilitation, CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger) - a gentle non-invasive manipulation technique which acts on the deepest structures and organs of the nervous system; Myofacial Meridians with Thomas W. Myers (Anatomy Trains)

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In 2006 Uschi became a Dorn Spinal Therapist. This gave her the final string to her bow of treatments to serve her clients in the best possible way. The Dorn Method is a safe and gentle from of spinal mobilisation that facilitates the realignment of the spine and peripheral joints. Most clients experience immediate pain relief from their first treatment. 


With nearly 20 years of clinical practice, Uschi's strength lies in her ability to give an intuitive diagnosis which is rooted in an anatomical analysis of your body. 


Her treatment is focused on what you need at this particular point in time. Treatments include more than just remedial massage. Uschi provides you with the tools to prevent harmful posture which can lead to misalignment of the spine and this in turn is the cause of many health problems. 


Uschi's passion is to help you to help yourself and improve your wellbeing.

Dorn Spinal Therapy

Dorn Spinal Therapy is a gentle, manual method of physical therapy used to correct posture and spinal alignment without manipulation.

Originating in Germany this treatment is used for many kinds of back and joint problems and is very effective in treating headaches. 

The technique is applied during motion, meaning that the muscle tension of a resting body can be avoided. Only a small amount of pressure needs to be applied to move the joint into the right position while the moving limb on the opposite side functions as a safety barrier. 

To make this method work the client is asked to do specially designed self-help exercises. These are simple and already familiar as they are based on the treatment movements performed by the practitioner, and they ensure the corrective process. 

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The number of treatments needed depends on the response of the individual. On average three treatments give the needed benefit. An acute problem can sometimes be resolved in one session while chronic pain may need several treatments to achieve a positive outcome. 

Uschi is a highly experienced and respected Massage Therapist who specialises in the Dorn Spinal Therapy Method. 

She has been a staff member at BodyActive for over 10 years.

Watch a demonstration of the Dorn Method below

To book a Dorn Spinal Therapy Treatment with Uschi Staedel-Schneider please call 9427 8848 or fill out the online booking form below.