what is SOT chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a natural, scientific health care discipline that focuses on the health and wellbeing of your spine and nervous system. Chiropractors ensure that your nervous system is functioning optimally by making adjustments to the spine, skull, pelvis and extremities. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structure and function of your body.


SOT chiropractic

The technique that our chiropractors at Flourish use to adjust the body is called Sacro Occipital Technique or SOT. SOT is named because of the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occiput (base of the skull). SOT is a holistic approach to chiropractic care and addresses the relationship between structure and function of the pelvis, spine, cranium and extremities. SOT was founded in 1925 by Dr DeJarnette and since then has continued to be studied and researched around the world.

The nervous system is made up of the brain and kilometres of nerves that travel throughout the body. The nervous system controls our many bodily functions and without these neural messages we would not be able to function at all!

The spine holds your body upright and creates anchor points that connect the various fascia supporting our organs and muscle systems. The pelvis forms the foundational support of the human skeleton. It supports the upper body to the skull and assists in transferring our weight to our legs. The brain and spinal cord are protected inside the skull and spinal column.

Chiropractic embraces the principle that your body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. Your body depends on your nervous system being able to send trillions of messages every second between the brain and the body. When these messages are interrupted this means the brain cannot make adequate decisions. This will in turn impact your health at a functional level and the body will begin to compensate. Over time this can affect your body adversely and symptoms may appear.

Chiropractic is vital to restore nervous system flow and to build and maintain optimal health.


Cerebrospinal fluid

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) acts as a circulatory system for the brain and spinal cord. CSF transports nutrients to the cells of the brain and spinal cord and assists in eliminating noxious waste from these cells. One of the functions of the sacrum is to pump CSF from the base of the spine back up the spinal canal to the brain and throughout the nervous system. Correct diaphragmatic breathing assists this vital process.