Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)
SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique, a chiropractic technique designed to help normalise the relationship between the pelvis and the head.
The integrity of the spine, and the function of the nervous system it protects, begins with the pelvis. This foundation is constantly subjected to the pull of gravity. When stability is lost, it produces effects throughout your body.
Proper control of every cell and tissue of your body is affected by bones of the skull and tension on your spinal cord. Think of your spinal cord as a string on a harp. Is it flexible and healthy? Or stretched and drawn tight?
Blocking the Spine
We use wedge-shaped devices known as “blocks” to help correct your spine and properly “tune” your nervous system. By knowing exactly where to position these blocks, we use the weight of your body to make corrections, naturally.
Safe and Comfortable
By using gravity and your own body to effect correction, new healthier patterns of spinal function can result. Along with safe, consistent results, SOT is known for emphasising patient comfort.
At City Chiropractic Centre, in conjunction with SOT, we use a manual adjusting style commonly referred to as “Diversified.”
On the initial visit and each subsequent visit, the spine is assessed with motion and static palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints for movement or misalignments.
With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.
The thrust that is applied is of a low force and high velocity. It is not painful, however some temporary discomfort may be felt if the joint being adjusted is very acute.
The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.
While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.
Foot Levelers Orthotics
It surprises many that we will often focus on the feet, when the problem seems located in the neck or lower back. Yet, your pelvis and feet are the foundation of your spine. Problems in one area can create compensatory problems in the other.
That’s why we often recommend Foot Leveler Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers.
First, we use a high-tech digital scanner to take a picture of your feet while you are standing in a normal, weight-bearing stance. This image records areas of stress on each foot. They are used to analyze your feet.
Up to 16 different data points are used to create a unique, one-of-a-kind shoe insert designed for your specific postural or structural challenge.
Better Posture Starts With Your Feet
These are custom shoe inserts that support all three arches in your feet. This creates a healthier, more attractive posture, plus a more stable foundation for your entire body.
Though they may go unnoticed, these subtle imbalances can contribute to postural misalignments, knee pain, hip problems, head tilt, forward leaning head carriage and general fatigue.