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Focus on Sacro-Occipital Technique

Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) is a chiropractic technique first developed by Dr Bertrand DeJarnette (“the Major”) in the USA in 1925. Originally an engineer, DeJarnette suffered serious injuries after an explosion which eventually led him to spinal manipulative treatment, which he credited with subsequently saving his life. He was so impressed he went on to train as both an osteopath and a chiropractor in order to help others.
Once qualified as a chiropractor, DeJarnette felt that the classic chiropractic adjustment did not provide the full answer to better health. He then spent the next few decades performing clinical research to develop a unique approach to chiropractic treatment and health, based on normalising the relationship between the sacrum and the occiput. The technique includes detailed procedures for analysing and treating pelvic, spinal, cranial, visceral and extremity disorders using a specific indicator based protocol.

Alex has been practicing this technique since 1992 and only found time in these recent years to study for the examinations passing the Certified Examinations in September 2016 and the Advanced Certified examinations in September 2017. She is currently studying for her Craniopath Examinations.

She was awarded her certificates by the president of SOTO Europe Dr Ann McDonnell at the Gala Dinner in February.