Jacquie Strudwick - Saturday, May 04, 2013

A full weekend of SOT certification exams, presentations, gala dinner and loads of SOT fun.



Marc G. Pick is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1973. In a desire to enhance his services, he attended Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine from 1987-92, and in 1997, he completed the American Chiropractic Association’s 300 hour postgraduate course in Neurology.

He earned his Diplomat and Fellowship status in Craniopathy through the International Craniopathic Society sponsored by the Sacro-Occipital Research Society International (SORSI) and has lectured throughout the United States, Japan, Korea, Australia, England, France, Canada, Italy and Switzerland since 1979.

Since 1973, he has accomplished several thousand hours of human dissection and founded Project Human (the construction of a prosected latex humanoid cast from the parts of human cadavers).
One of Dr. Pick’s latest accomplishments is his creation of a latex fiber optic model of the Human Central & Peripheral Nervous System. This was placed on loan to the Wellcome Trust for their 2002 Exhibit that was displayed at the Museum of Science in London.

Naturally inquisitive about the intercranial impact of cranial manipulations, he began investigating the visual effects of cranial manipulations upon the intercranial structures during MRI scanning and was published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) in 1994. His more recent work is the text, “Cranial Sutures”, published and released through Eastland Press. The text is a comprehensive guide to sutural analysis, morphology and manipulative strategies and is designed to aid the practitioner’s manipulative applications through a greater understanding of the skull’s interarticular relationships

We can’t wait to meet up with old friends, bring along your partners for a fantastic weekend in the city!

RMIT SOT Club News

Jacquie Strudwick - Saturday, May 04, 2013

Dr Troy Miles Presents at RMIT

A packed lecture theatre was the scene at RMIT earlier this year, as students from all year levels were captivated while Dr Troy Miles spoke about SOT.
Troy, a certified SOT Craniopath, has been coming to RMIT for 3 years to talk to the students about SOT and promote the series. Each year Troy covers the history and origin of SOT (even down to the story of Kodak), the anatomy of CSF and how that relates to the subluxation, the different SOT categories, CMRT and cranials.

His presentation was fun yet very informative. It left students with a deeper understanding of the philosophy of the SOT technic as well as its clinical relevance. This is incredibly valuable for all students, as SOT is not taught formally in the course until second semester of 5th year, even then it is only briefly touched on. He also gives the students the critical information they require if they wish to participate in the series, or apply for the SOT student scholarship.

Each year SOTO Australasia offers 2 half scholarships for the students from each university. The application process requires students to fill out a questionnaire about their understanding and experience of SOT. This year RMIT had a staggering 30 applications for the scholarship. I would like to congratulate our successful recipients Nyree Osbourne and Sarah Pye, both 5th year students whom have completed the series previously. From RMIT we will have 41 students completing the 2013 SOT series, which is significantly up on previous years. This is a credit to Dr Miles’ presentation and his commitment to the RMIT students.

This year the RMIT SOT Club will be running a number of in house technique nights to be held on campus. This will allow students to brush up on their new found knowledge and skills developed throughout the 2013 series. We also hope to have technique evenings at local Melbourne practices where we can utilise the experience of certified SOT practitioners.

A huge thank you must go to Dr Troy Miles for taking time out of his busy schedule to come to RMIT and talk about SOT and the 2013 series. His on going support of the students at RMIT is amazing and ensures students are exposed to the brilliance of SOT. Thanks must also be given to Dr Tori Wright for her fantastic work as the student coordinator.

As students we are truly excited to complete the 2013 series and mingle with other SOT practitioners.

Jake Currie - RMIT SOT Club President

Macquarie University SOT News

Jacquie Strudwick - Saturday, May 04, 2013

An introductory SOT presentation was held at Macquarie University recently. It allowed the chiropractic students at Macquarie to learn more about the technique, as it does not form part of the curriculum in the chiropractic degree.

Darren Little and Gerald Vargas explained the anatomy and physiology behind the technique. They reinforced the importance of the relationship between the skull and the sacrum, an optimally functioning nervous system and the prevention of dysfunction and instability through the promotion of health.

An introduction to the concepts of categories, the chiropractic manipulation reflex technique and cranial mechanisms allowed us to gain a basic understanding of the technique.

A demonstration at the end of the presentation showed us all the methods of treatment and how the tools used prove effective.

We are very grateful to Gerald and Darren for allowing us to gain an insight into the process and treatment of patients through this technique.

Archived Newsletters

Jacquie Strudwick - Saturday, May 04, 2013

This month we have decided to have a flashback to our dusty archive folders and share with you some of our history of SOT.

This article is written by Dr. Keith Bastian and Dr. Scott Parker who were instramental in the foundations of SOT in Australia.

This is page 3 of September 1976.  To read more, please visit our archived section of our website or click here

Your new Co-ordinator Jacquie

Jacquie Strudwick - Saturday, May 04, 2013

Hi Members,
It is with great pleasure that I join you, as your new co-ordinator for SOTO-A.  look forward to this role and its many rewarding challenges.

Previously my work background has been in accounts, hospitality and corporate event  management.  I hope to bring my broad work experience and passion for Chiropractic for the benefit of the organistation and its members.

My family and I are strong  advocates of chiropractic (SOT) care and  the many health benefits that come from great Chiropractic care.  

I have the support of my husband Andrew and my two children, Oliver (3) and Neeka (15 months).  As you can see Neeka is learning all about SOT from a very early age!!! SOTO-A’ s youngest student!
I look forward to meeting you all in the near future.

Regards Jacquie

SOTO-A Educators To Teach at SORSI

Jacquie Strudwick - Saturday, May 04, 2013

Darren Little, Gerald Vargas and Brett Houlden have been invited to teach at Omaha USA in October at their SORSI homecoming seminar.  They will be there to help guide SORSI in international protocol’s for consistency internationally.

Darren, will also be presenting at the SOTO-International meeting in London.

From the President - Autumn 2013

Jacquie Strudwick - Wednesday, May 01, 2013


Dear SOT Membership

While change can be confronting and stressful, it can also lead to opportunity and growth. This year sees the stepping down of SOTO-A’s long standing  Co-ordinator Mrs Averil Crebbin. We are sad to see her go, but excited for her as she begins a new chapter in her life. Equally we welcomed the appointment of our new  Co ordinator Mrs Jacquie Strudwick.  Jacquie is a mum to a 3 year old and a 1 year old. She brings passion, enthusiasm and a love of Chiropractic to the role. 

On behalf of the board and membership, I would like to extend a sincere welcome to her and her involvement with our organisation. As you can understand, this change over is not an easy one and we appreciate and thank you for your patience. Averil has been very supportive in the change over and again I would like to thank her for the many years of service in helping develop this magnificent organisation.

Please take note of our new number and any other correspondence can be done via the website at or via email


Your Board has been working on planning the events for this year and we are excited with both our Mid Year event in Queenstown and our Annual Convention in Sydney locked in. We are thrilled to have Dr Marc Pick from California back again to our shores to share his knowledge and brilliance for making SOT and neurology understandable. Be sure not to miss his cutting edge presentation in Sydney in November. Marc had the highest number of requests by our membership and seminar delegates when asked who they would like to see present for SOTOA.



At the Annual Convention in Sydney we will also host a development program for students on the Friday before the seminar and a half day CA SOT program on the Saturday. Certification exams will be held on the Friday also at the venue. Why not push yourself to the challenge of Basic, Advanced or Craniopath level of Certification. Check out our website for details and conditions plus all other seminar information.



This year we will be providing digital versions of the seminar notes for those doctors and students who prefer this format. Bring your iPads or laptops to the series and free up that bookshelf. While printed versions will still be available, I encourage you to save paper, help us reduce the organisations printing costs, and have the convenience of keeping the texts at your fingertips at all times. Last years successful Annual Convention on Extremity Adjusting with Dr Jesper Dahl is available for sale on DVD (and now comes with bonus Mp4 versions included). Watch the presentation on your iPhone, iPad or laptop at your convenience.



The SOTO-International meeting this year will be held in Marlow in the UK and I hope to finalise the standardised criteria for maintaining SOT certification. This means that possibly by the end of the year, all certified SOT members will need to be active in SOT to maintain an active accreditation. This previously has not been necessary in Australia but it is a global standard that SOTOA should and will be embracing. This will result in a standard of certification that maintains a current level of knowledge and a more active membership. Please see this action as a positive step towards improving the quality of SOT in practice and the integrity of our technic.


Thanks to everyone who visited our booth at DG in Brisbane recently. I hope you picked up one of our new SOT tee-shirts or our redesigned SOT-explained brochures.


Your Board is here to serve you and provide all your SOT educational needs.


Yours in Health,


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