Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) is a specialised, comprehensive, gentle Chiropractic technique, founded in 1925 by Dr Bertrand DeJarnette, who was both a qualified Chiropractor and an Osteopath. Sacro-Occipital Technique has been developed to restore a functional relationship between the Sacro (sacrum, the base of the spine) and the Occipital (occiput, the base of the skull) - a structure that envelopes and protects our central nervous system.
From an SOT perspective, the pelvis is the foundation for proper spinal alignment, and support of the human skeleton. Proper alignment and range of motion support nervous system integrity. 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 delicate nervous system. The nervous system controls our body, and can only function normally when our structures are balanced and our pelvis is stable. This is what SOT aims to achieve.
SOT is an extremely gentle but very effective technique, known for safe consistent results emphasising patient comfort.