We know that the nervous system controls the functions of every tissue, organ and system in the body. Chiropractic concerns itself with the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the human body, and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health.
When that relationship is compromised by a spinal bone interfering with the nervous system (a vertebral subluxation), your chiropractor will deliver a spinal adjustment (a specific, precise, corrective force to the offending spinal segment). This correction permits normal nerve transmission, enabling the body’s innate recuperative power to begin the healing process.
Your chiropractor will deliver a spinal adjustment, enabling the body’s recuperative power to begin.
How it works
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
The SOT is a comprehensive, gentle and innovative technique of chiropractic. It is so named because of the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occiput (base of the skull).
SOT chiropractors understand the mechanics and neurology of the body in an organised and practical way. SOT integrates easily and seamlessly with other chiropractic systems, so practitioners use several different techniques and approaches simultaneously to gather large amounts of information and then correct the underlying problem using highly effective, specific methods.
One of the functions of the sacrum is to pump cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the base of the spine back up the spinal canal to the brain and throughout the nervous system. The occiput also helps to pump CSF. This minute rhythmical motion, which circulates the CSF, is essential to optimal health. CSF acts as the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord.
The Spine and the Pelvis
The pelvis forms the foundational support of the human skeleton. It supports the upper body right up to the skull and enables us to transfer our weight to our legs. The spine holds our body upright, supports all of our organs and provides anchor points for our muscles.
It also protects our delicate nervous systems. The nervous system controls our body and can only function normally when our structures are balanced and our pelvis is stable.
Diversified Manual Adjusting
Diversified adjusting is the most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors. Like many chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative techniques, diversified is characterised by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. The objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and correct joint dysfunction.
Activator Adjusting Instrument
The Activator instrument is a gentle, specific chiropractic tool that can be controlled to move a spinal joint as little as 0.5 of a millimetre. This is very useful when adjusting infants, the elderly and people not comfortable with manual adjustments.