About SOT

Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT) is a comprehensive, gentle and innovative technique of chiropractic. It is so named because of the relationship between the Sacrum (base of the spine) and the Occiput (base of the skull).

SOT chiropractors understand the mechanics and neurology of the body in an organised and practical way. SOT integrates easily and seamlessly with other chiropractic systems, so practitioners use several different techniques and approaches simultaneously to gather large amounts of information and then correct the underlying problem using highly effective, specific methods.

History of the Technic

Originally developed by Dr Major De Jarnette in 1925, it is best known for cranial work but also involving detailed analysis and corrections for the pelvis, extremities and the visceral system. SOT and SOT Cranial allow practitioners to knowledgeably analyse a patient's body to determine underlying spinal, cranial and organ-related problems.

In use for over 70 years and still developing, the technique has helped thousands of practitioners expand the scope of their expertise and help patients the world over.

How it works

Cerebro-Spinal Fluid

One of the functions of the sacrum is to pump Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) from the base of the spine back up the spinal canal to the brain and throughout the nervous system. The occiput also helps to pump CSF. This minute rhythmical motion which circulates the CSF is essential to optimal health. CSF acts as the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord.

The Spine and the Pelvis

The pelvis forms the foundational support of the human skeleton. It supports the upper body right up to the skull, and enables us to transfer our weight to our legs.

The spine holds our body upright, supports all of your organs and provides anchor points for our muscles. It also protects our delicate nervous system.

The nervous system controls our body, and can only function normally when our structures are balanced and our pelvis is stable.