Our Doctors use Sacro-Occipital Technicc Chiropractic also known as SOT® Methods. Sacro refers to the sacrum, which is the bottom part of the spinal column. Occipital refers to the occiput, which is the bone at the base of your skull. So SOT® Methods focuses on the relationship between your sacrum and your occiput and how that relationship affects your overall functioning.
SOT® Methods is a marriage of osteopathy (cranial and organ therapy) and chiropractic (spinal and extremity work). This Technique gives patients an advantage in their pursuit of wellness due to its comprehensive whole body nature.
SOT® Methods was founded by Dr. DeJarnette, an engineer who was severely injured in the early 1920’s. He sought treatment from conventional medicine which failed to produce satisfactory results. The doctors who were able to help him were an Osteopath and a Chiropractor. He then went on to complete degrees in both chiropractic and osteopathy because he felt the combination was what helped him.
Dr. DeJarnette spent hours with each patient doing research. He found what he called ‘indicators’ which he was able to systematically correlate with imbalances in the patient. He discovered that after successful treatment these indicators diminished or disappeared.
He noted many significant relationships between different parts of the body, the most important of which is between the sacrum (tailbone area) and the occiput (back of the head), out of which developed Sacro-Occipital Technic.