In my last article I laid out some of the basics of chiropractic. Now I want to dive a little deeper into the different specialty work that we, the doctors, at Strelcheck Chiropractic use on a daily basis to get our patients well. You see after high school, like many kids, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life but helping people was always the direction I wanted to take. I had been seeing a chiropractor for a few years and after experiencing the amazing benefits of chiropractic I decided that this was what I wanted to do. However, when you arrive at Chiropractic College, you realize that the approach to treating the patients can be very different.
So after getting to chiropractic school I immersed myself into learning about the different techniques and how to treat patients. You see as a chiropractic student you are taught several varied techniques that make up the basic package of adjusting procedures. They also can differ depending on where you go to school. One of the reasons I chose to go to Palmer College of Chiropractic is due to the amazing amount of basic techniques that are taught but also the availability of elective specialty techniques that I could learn outside of the base education. That is where I found Sacral Occipital Technique or SOT.
I was drawn to SOT after studying the history and purpose of this technique to deal with the underlying causes of issues in your bodies. SOT offers very specific methods that are effective and specific for each individual patient’s needs. Through the adjusting procedures we use a systematic approach of Pelvic stabilization and cranial adjustments that focuses on removing neurological, structural and functional interference known as subluxations, thereby restoring the innate healing ability of the body.
The method or category used depends on different signs and issues the patient presents with. Each patient is treated individually though a gentle pelvic blocking procedure and in some instances the other specialized SOT methods needed to improve cranial and TMJ function. It is SOT’s focus on restoring pelvic alignment and more specifically stabilizing the sacroiliac(SI) ligaments that hold together the pelvis that make it very special and unique.
When the SI joint is either misaligned or injured the imbalance this causes, relays a domino effect of compensation through the body. This causes the body to breakdown faster and eventually bio-mechanical issues, pain and internal problems start to show up. You see the pelvis is the foundation of our body by connecting our legs to our torso. So when your body has to compensate for the SI structural weakness it is like having a cracking foundation under your house. If not taken care of eventually the house will collapse in on itself, much like the body breaking down.
However, when gently realigned and stabilized using the SOT techniques and methods, the body can heal itself and reduce the compensatory changes. By restoring the proper and optimal function of your body making you feel better that you have felt in a long time! If you are looking for a natural and very gentle way to restore your health, than we are here for you with our method, Sacral Occipital Technique.