Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a method of normalising the relationship between the base (sacrum) and top (occiput) of the spine in order to allow proper functioning of the nervous system. It is a very holistic technique in that it looks not only at spinal function, but also organ function and your cranial system in order to get your entire body in balance. Blocks are placed underneath you to balance your pelvis and various gentle movements aid the body in correcting subluxations. Cranial adjustments are utilised, as are various reflex points to aid in correcting organ dysfunction.
Dr Michelle Dickinson has obtained Advanced Certification in this technique from the Sacro Occipital Technique Organisation of Australasia.
Diversified technique uses a specific manual thrust to correct subluxations which have been identified by the chiropractor palpating (feeling) your spine. Chiropractors have a thorough understanding of normal spinal anatomy and biomechanics and are able to alter the direction, speed, depth and angle of the thrust to exactly what is needed to correct your subluxations. This type of adjusting may produce a “cavitation” which is a popping or cracking noise due to movement of gas and fluids in the joint (similar to opening a champagne bottle).