Jacquie Strudwick - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Dear SOT Colleagues,

Marc Pick Presents Cranial & Dissection

In response to much feedback from our members we have brought Dr Marc Pick back to share his amazing cranial and dissection knowledge.
It is an essential for anyone who wants a clear understanding of cranial motion and how to be most effective with your cranial adjusting.
A CA program will been presented again with a host of information aimed at all levels of CA experience.

Our Recent Board Meeting

The Board had a planning meeting earlier in the month to plan the next 3-5 years for the organisation. Also discussed and addressed was a marketing strategy to enhance our presence within the profession.  Recent Board activities have been to create pocket cards for the Advanced Modules, more SOT presence within the student body at the Universities, and organise mid year retreat, an advanced module and another extra extremity workshop in December by Jesper Dahl.
We now request that a waiver form be signed by all delegates at any SOT seminar to have consent for workshop and hands-on sessions. This is a standard requirement in organisational procedures.

More Portable Tables at our Seminars!

SOTO-A recently purchased another 34 portable couches to ensure all delegates have effective workshops at the Seminar Series. This was in response to feedback from the attendees that this area could be improved upon. Another area that needed improvement was the Table Educator to delegate ratio. This should be rectified next year though with the introduction of the new requirements for maintaining certification. To me, this results in a win-win situation all round. Delegates get a better experience and SOT education while the educators refresh their knowledge and become mentors for those new to SOT. It is also useful for our certainty in SOT when we are asked why we do what we do. De Jarnette was a brilliant man, but for the inquiring mind, modern theory and neurology is required to justify what we do in SOT. Our current Primary Educators do a fantastic job at explaining SOT at this level.

Jacquie our Coordinator has embraced the position and is eagerly anticipating our Annual Convention. Please ensure that you have updated our new headquarter details in your contacts.

SOTO-A delegates to Assist at SORSI Homecoming

Gerald Vargas, Brett Houlden and myself are heading over to the SORSI Homecoming in October to assist with their teaching of the International Basic Series. Also presenting will be Steve Williams, Marc Pick, Jon Howat, Suzanne Seekins and many more. I am immensely proud of the quality of our educating team and I know the “Australian Standard” is becoming renown. This is the first big step for SORSI to fully embrace the International teaching material and realise the global potential this holds for unity and further growth.

Lastly, good luck to those attempting the certification exams in November. I hope to see you all at the Annual Convention in Sydney.

Yours in Health,

Latest 2013 Annual Convention News

Jacquie Strudwick - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013 SOTO - Australasia Annual Convention 

Advanced Cranial Motion Dynamics and 

Enhanced Therapeutic Application of SOT Cranial Technique

has been assessed by the Chiropractors' Association of Australia (National) Ltd and allocated

  13.5 Formal Learning Activity Hours.

Dr Marc Pick presenting

  • The far-reaching effects that cranial adjusting has on the spinal and cranial systems.
  • Review the major cranial bones individually and collectively.
  • Cranial motion dynamics in 2D and 3D
  • The correlation between cranial adjusting and pelvic blocking.
  • Investigate adjunctive procedures that target specific neurological sites within the brain, brain stem, cerebellum and spinal systems.
  • Marc will introduce his unique 'Focal Point Recording' protocol for enhanced record keeping and patient treatment recall.

Certification Exams

Student Program

‘Graduating into SOT’ Workshop

Get up close and personal with Dr. Tori Wright and Dr. Troy Miles covering

  • Get up close and personal with Dr. Tori Wright and Dr. Troy Miles covering
  • How to utilise and integrate SOT into practice.  
  • How a SOT chiropractor is different and unique,  and what that will mean to how you practice.  
  • Why is SOT such a popular technique?  
  • How to go from student to associate and tips on how to find the right practice for you 
  • Open Q&A forum on the ups and downs of starting in practice.

CA Program 

Violet Wasson started her CA career as a patient and was fortunate enough to be exposed to “the big idea” in fact she was so excited about it that her Chiropractor offered her a job. 

  • How to explain the fundamentals of SOT to patients
  • Introducing a new patient to SOT Chiropractic care, summarising Categories, CMRT and Cranial and why these areas are important to address.
  • Blocking, activator instrument use, Correct Trochanteric belt use
  • How their (CA) message facilitates the philosophy of SOT, Nomenclature for SOT
  • Common mistakes a CA makes
  • How to serve without being a pushover
  • Extraordinary service
  • Priorities at the Front desk
  • Good language-using correct language to promote a positive healing environment
  • A brief history of Chiropractic and SOT
  • Demonstrations of some basic cranial assisting techniques
  • Structure for a spinal care class


Saturday Night Function 

  • SOTO Australasia function at Italian Village in Circular Quay
  • All inclusive with full registrations
  • 3 course Dinner
  • Drinks included
  • Dancing
  • 7.00 pm - 11.30 pm

Delegate guests are welcome to attend - see registration form for details.

Intercontinental Hotel - SYDNEY

117 Macquarie Street
Sydney 2000
Intercontinental Hotel are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through the below link you can book a secured price per night or call the hotel and book direct, ensure you link your booking to the SOTO Conference.


Early Bird Discount

Register before 30 September to receive a $50.00 discount

Registration forms available here

2013 Annual Convention & AGM Registration2013 Annual Convention & AGM Registration 08-Jul-2013 (296 KB)



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