Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)
Sacro-Occipital Technique is a system of analysis that assesses whole body health for maximum healing and recovery. It analyses posture, balance, joint health, muscle strength, organ positioning and function, cranial (or skull) rhythm, and neurological patterns. The fact that this system of analysis encompasses so many aspects means a comprehensive examination of your health problem.
The basis of Sacro-Occipital Technique revolves around classifying the body into one of three ‘categories’.
Category 1 involves a neurological twist pattern that commonly presents with pelvic, central back, or neck pain, as well as with visceral problems such as acid reflux, or high blood pressure. This phase of ill-health is usually first in the body’s downward spinal.
Category 2 involves a neurological hyperactivity pattern that commonly presents with sacro-iliac (pelvic) pain, lower back pain, leg or arm pain, jaw problems and headaches, as well as balance or dizziness issues.
Category 3 involves a mechanical failure of the tissues in the lower back and commonly presents with low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, antalgia, calf and foot pain, as well as nerve pain and/or numbness. This is the end stage of failure where the body can no longer compensate to stress.
Sacro-Occipital Technique treatment is directed at relieving stress on the nervous system, as well as to help the muscles, bones, discs, and ligaments. It is commonly delivered via the use of the pelvic blocks. These are gentle devices placed under your pelvis in specific directions, depending on which category you are in on that day. This unique therapy involves using your own breathing and body weight to bring about a correction. Other procedures involve using neurological pressure points to the spine and/or joints, light contact to the skull and/or jaw, as well as gentle pressure to assist organ movement.
SOT Sydney: Dr Bryan Hornby is Advanced Certified in SOT, gaining his qualification in November 2009. He has also been teaching SOT to chiropractors and students in NSW (SOT Sydney) and VIC (SOT Melbourne) at the yearly seminar series since April, 2010. He uses this method, as well as Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique here at Gentle Care Chiropractic Norwest.
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