Sacro Occipital Technique
SOT is a chiropractic technique designed to restore a functional relationship between the pelvis, spine, and brain. The spine has two major functions—keeping your body steadily upright and protecting the central nervous system. The integrity of the spine begins with its foundation—the pelvis.
The spine, shoulders, neck, and head all sit atop the pelvis and are constantly subjected to the pull of gravity. This continuous pull can result in lost stability, causing effects throughout the body. Outside factors can also be responsible for misalignments or subluxations.
While you may be doing your best to stay active and balanced, tension and overworking the muscles can also lead to misalignments. However, when the spine is in proper alignment, the entire body is in balance. SOT helps to return the body to its optimal structure and relieve these tensions.
Think of your spinal cord as the strings on a guitar. Is it flexible and healthy? Or stretched and drawn tight?
Your body is affected by bones of the skull and tension in your brain and spinal cord. In SOT, cranial adjustments are made using gentle, consistent contacts on the bones of the skull. Even though your skull may feel like a helmet, the bones have the ability to expand and contract gently. With our gentle adjustment, they begin to work together as a unit.
Using Gravity as an Advantage
SOT adjustments are always tailored to your individual needs. We use wedge-shaped devices known as “blocks” to help correct your spine and adequately tune your nervous system. By knowing exactly where to position these blocks, we use the weight of your body to make corrections naturally.
Rather than working against gravity, we can use it as an advantage. High-velocity motions are often not necessary. Instead, we utilize light and gentle adjustments to access your body’s self-healing abilities.