Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) Blocking

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Dr. Troy of Zenaptic Chiropractic in Vancouver, Washington discusses SOT blocking and demonstrates how to relieve the pressure.

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Video Transcription

Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here. I want to talk about SOT blocking. How to take the pressure off the sacrum and occiput through blocking.

First, we want to do an analysis. If we take a look at our patient, her left leg is pulled up almost 2 inches. That is an indicator of spinal cord tension. You may also notice that we might have more achille tension on the side of contracture or the calf might be tender.

Our goal here is to balance the legs for the SOT block which is going to take tension off of the spinal cord. We bring her legs up, that’s an indicator, her legs go balanced. That is an indicator of pelvic dysfunction going on.

We are going to use SOT blocks and we’re going to test to see if the legs actually went balanced. We bring the legs up, they stay balanced, that is an indicator of pelvic deficiency. We are going to get the legs pumping so we can pump the cerebrospinal fluid so the nerve system actually starts adapting to a more stable structure.

That’s how we block for SOT. There is no cracking sound, no napalm of the spine, it’s very gentle and smooth. Most patients can handle this.

Before we came on camera this leg was not turning all the way. Now they are both turning all the way out, external rotation. Those are all indicators that the sacrum is locked. The patient might be presenting with back pain, leg pain, even arm numbness. I’ve seen that cleared up just by putting them on the SOT blocks to take the tension out of the spinal cord.

This is Dr. Troy, the Vancouver chiropractor.