Chiropractic systems consist of a large range of movements, each of which is geared specifically towards the correction of a disorder in your neuro-musculoskeletal system. As such, you may have heard of the term Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT). What exactly is SOT and how is it applied in chiropractic treatments today? The chiropractors at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic explain below.
A combination of the words Sacrum (base of the spine) and Occiput (base of the skull), Sacro Occipital Tenchinc (SOT) is used to describe the techniques used in conjunction with these areas to activate the body’s recuperation for the spine, cranium, organs, pelvis, nervous system, brain, and muscles.
Founded in 1925, it is a specialised, gentle, comprehensive and innovative technique which focuses on the relationship between these areas of the body to stabilise the pelvis and balance the body’s structure. As a result, the technique is used in many chiropractic clinics across Melbourne.
The sacrum pumps Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) through the spinal canal up to the brain and throughout the nervous system. This is also done by the occiput, and as CSF acts as the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord, it is essential to ensure the rhythmical motion that circulates the CSF is working correctly to maintain optimal health.
The nervous system is protected by our spine, which supports all of our organs, provides anchor points for our muscles, and ultimately holds our body upright. As our nervous system controls every tissue, organ and system of the body, SOT aims to restore a stable pelvis and balanced structure so that it can function normally. This is done through specialised integrated procedures that include chiropractic neurology, biomechanics, soft tissue manipulation techniques, and nutrition.
If you believe that you can benefit from the SOT technique, or if you simply want to find out more, our chiropractors in North Melbourne can help. Conveniently located near Carlton and Parkville, make an appointment today.