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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