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A Brief Guide To Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)

A Brief Guide To Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)

Founded in 1925 by Dr MB De Jarnette and continually developed to this day, Sacro Occipital Technique, (SOT), is a comprehensive, holistic technique designed to provide chiropractic care and relief. Below, we provide a brief guide to SOT, providing detailed information on who it can benefit, how it helps and a brief guide to the process itself.

What Is Sacro Occipital Technique?

Named due to the relationship between the base of the spine, (sacrum), and the base of the skull, (occiput), Sacro Occipital Technique is based on the belief that the sacrum and the cranium reciprocally assist in the vital flow of the Cerebral-Spinal-Fluid (CSF) throughout the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. CSF is essential for optimal health, acting as the circulatory system of the brain and the spinal cord whilst rejuvenating nerve tissue. SOT, therefore, aims to facilitate the vital flow of CSF throughout the central nervous system, restoring the functional relations between the head, pelvis and the spine.

The Process

During a SOT treatment session, blocks or wedges are positioned delicately and precisely under the pelvis, to realign the head, spine and pelvis, correct misalignments and restore function to the central nervous system. The patient’s body weight, combined with gentle pressure from the chiropractor in the appropriate areas, will help to steadily realign these essential components of the body, thus restoring comfort for the patient.

Who Can Benefit?

In truth, SOT can benefit all of us, but is particularly effective for those who wish to reduce or eliminate pain or disorders in the following areas:

  • Head
  • Neck
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ)
  • Back
  • Pelvis
  • Extremities, (e.g, feet, ankles, knees, hips, hands, wrists, elbow and shoulders)

Why Choose SOT?

If you are suffering pain and wish to eliminate it outright, as opposed to treating it, then SOT is the method you should choose. The primary objective of SOT is to eliminate pain, adjusting the head, spine and pelvis to normalise the function of the entire body.

Does It Work?

In short, yes; SOT is a proven Chiropractic method to eliminate pain across the world, proving to be clinically effective.

Is It Painful?

Thankfully, no! One of the main reasons SOT is so effective and popular is for precisely this reason, as the method is entirely designed to utilise the weight of gravity and the body to correct the body. Though there may be mild pain when we identify specific points of realignment, this is often considered a “relieving pain”, instead of any major discomfort. Looking for Sacro Occipital Technique Chiropractic care in Newcastle-under-Lyme? At Forest Hall Chiropractic Clinic we aim to provide you with the high-quality Chiropractic care you deserve, offering you only the treatment you need to enable you to make a full recovery and lead a full and active life. Get in touch with our team today.