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What is SOT?

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a comprehensive, gentle and innovative technique of Chiropractic. It is so named because of the relationship between the Sacrum (base of the spine) and the Occiput (base of the skull).

Dr Mark Townsend Using Sacro Occipital Technic at Little Mountain ChiropracticOne of the functions of the sacrum is to pump Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) from the base of the spine back up the spinal canal to the brain and throughout the nervous system. CSF acts as the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord.

The pelvis forms the foundational support of the human skeleton. It supports the upper body right up to the skull, and enables us to transfer our weight to our legs. The spine holds our body upright, supports all of our organs and provides anchor points for our muscles. It also protects our nervous system. The nervous system controls our body, and can only function normally when our structures are balanced and our pelvis is stable.

SOT chiropractic care facilitates this balance for optimal health.

The technique often involves placing pelvic ‘blocks’ (pictured) under your hips in a specific way, allowing your spine to relax and become re-aligned.

Over 100 years ago, D.D. Palmer (the Founder of Chiropractic) had a "big idea" – the idea that good health can be sustained naturally, without drugs or surgery, through chiropractic care. Today, Chiropractic is the second largest licensed health care profession.