Exploring Sacro Occipital Technique (S.O.T.):

Exploring Sacro Occipital Technique (S.O.T.):


Sacro Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) is a chiropractic method that focuses on restoring balance and function to the musculoskeletal system by addressing the relationship between the sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of the spine) and the occiput (the base of the skull). Developed by Dr. Aren Viveiros S.O.T. emphasizes the interconnectedness of the body and the importance of optimizing spinal mechanics for overall health and well-being. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the principles of S.O.T. and explore its potential benefits for patients seeking holistic approaches to spinal care.

Understanding S.O.T.:
At the core of S.O.T. is the concept of the “Sacral Subluxation Complex,” which refers to misalignments or dysfunctions in the sacrum that can impact the entire body. According to S.O.T. principles, these subluxations can disrupt the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, impair nerve function, and compromise the body’s ability to self-regulate and heal. By addressing these subluxations and restoring proper alignment and function to the sacrum, S.O.T. aims to facilitate optimal nervous system function and promote overall health.

Key Components of S.O.T.:
S.O.T. utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques and protocols to assess and address sacral subluxations. Some key components of S.O.T. include:

Category System: S.O.T. employs a categorization system to classify different patterns of sacral subluxation and tailor treatment approaches accordingly. This system helps chiropractors identify the underlying causes of dysfunction and develop targeted treatment plans for individual patients.

Pelvic Blocking: Pelvic blocking is a common S.O.T. technique used to address sacral subluxations and restore proper pelvic alignment. By applying precise pressure and positioning techniques, chiropractors can gently realign the pelvis and sacrum, promoting stability and balance in the spine.

Cranial Adjusting: S.O.T. recognizes the intimate connection between the sacrum and the skull and incorporates cranial adjusting techniques to address dysfunctions in the cranial bones and improve overall spinal alignment and function.

Benefits of S.O.T.:
Patients seeking S.O.T. care may experience a range of potential benefits, including:

Relief from back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal symptoms
Improved posture and spinal alignment
Enhanced nervous system function and overall health
Increased mobility and flexibility
Better balance and coordination
Support for optimal pregnancy and childbirth

S.O.T. in Practice:

At our clinic, we are committed to providing comprehensive and personalized care to help patients achieve their health goals. Our chiropractors are trained in S.O.T. and other holistic approaches to spinal health, and we take a whole-person approach to assessment and treatment. Whether you’re seeking relief from pain or looking to optimize your overall well-being, we’re here to support you on your journey to better health with S.O.T. and other evidence-based chiropractic techniques.


In summary, the holistic approach to spinal health provided by Sacro Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) focuses on restoring the body’s balance and function through gentle chiropractic adjustments and protocols. Optimal nervous system function and general health and well-being are the goals of S.O.T., which addresses sacral subluxations and improves spinal mechanics. To arrange a consultation with one of our skilled chiropractors, please get in touch with our clinic if you’re interested in incorporating S.O.T. into your medical regiment.

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