Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT)
SOT developer Bertrand DeJarnette, DC, was a wealthy former engineer who used much of his fortune funding research on why chiropractic works.
Dr. DeJarnette concluded that structural changes affecting the dura can affect any area of the spine. The dura covers the entire central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord). Dr. DeJarnette based his conclusions in part on the fact that adjusting one segment of the spine may bring about a change in another area of the spine.
Dr. DeJarnette was interested in research showing that cranial bones move and theorized that structural changes of the cranial bones could affect the movement of cerebrospinal fluid. Thus, SOT addresses positioning of the cranial bones, using a method known as craniopathy.
"Blocking," the method preferred by many SOT practitioners for addressing pelvic subluxations, involves blocks placed beneath the pelvis, with the patient lying face-up. The goal is to normalize joint positions on both sides of the spine simultaneously.
SOT integrates with other chiropractic systems, allowing for use of a variety of techniques within the SOT system. Practitioners also often provide nutritional counseling to patients.
SOT Faculty Members
- Joseph Unger, DC, Instructor; past chairman and current seminar instructor, Sacro-Occipital Research Society International (SORSI), email@example.com
- Mary Unger-Boyd, DC, Instructor, firstname.lastname@example.org