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SOT in Medicine Hat

SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique) is a holistic approach focusing on the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occipital bone (base of the skull). It emphasizes restoring balance through cranial, spinal, and pelvic adjustments.

This technique involves gentle manipulations, using body weight and gravity rather than force to align these areas. This chiropractic method aims to enhance cerebrospinal fluid flow, improve nervous system function, and promote overall health and well-being.

SOT is particularly noted for its gentle, effective approach suitable for patients of all ages. With this method, there is no cracking or popping of the joints.

Who Can Benefit?

SOT may be helpful in addressing the following conditions:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Arm pain
  • Ear infections
  • Leg pain
  • Dizziness
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Digestive problems
  • Urinary issues

Patients with certain types of nervous system issues may also find relief through SOT. This chiropractic method may also be useful for those who haven’t found success with more traditional forms of treatment.

What to Expect

Dr. Karen is highly skilled in providing adjustments using SOT. First, she will perform a thorough examination. The adjustments themselves are gentle and involve minimal force. This technique uses various body positions and gravity to assist in the adjustment process. She may use wedge-shaped blocks placed under specific areas of your body to aid in realignment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is SOT painful?

The technique involves light, precise adjustments and shouldn’t be considered painful. Some people might experience mild discomfort during the adjustment or slight soreness afterward, similar to the feeling after starting a new exercise routine. This is often due to the body adjusting to the realignment and is usually temporary.

How long does a session last?

The length of a SOT session can vary based on each patient’s unique needs, but typically, sessions last around 30-60 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions you require depends on the condition Dr. Karen is addressing. She will provide a recommended care plan during your initial consultation.

Book an Appointment

Experience for yourself the benefits of SOT. Contact Fountain of Health Chiropractic and Massage today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Karen!


SOT Medicine Hat AB | (403) 529-5972