Paul Allison explains Sacro-Occipital Technique

Paul Allison qualified as a chiropractor in 1992 and has trained further to offer a particular form of treatment called Sacro-Occipital Technique.

“In the 90s, I attended the whole course of SOT which included Cranial treatment modules. I use a range of these techniques in my current practice and some of these are similar to Cranial Osteopathy. I have found them to be very effective in treating complex Headache and Migraine cases as well as Jaw (TMJ) and facial pain. I get regular referrals from Dentists for atypical facial pain and TMJ problems. SOT is also an effective treatment for the lower back and pelvis and often those with Lumbar and leg issues, including Sciatic type pain, prefer this treatment as it is considered gentler than some other forms of chiropractic care. SOT is also considered to be a safe and gentle alternative for care during pregnancy”. Chiropractor Paul Allison.

How does it work?

Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) is a technique developed to  improve the function between the head, the pelvis and the spine.  It is known as a gentler method of chiropractic adjusting. It is believed that the pelvis is the foundation for proper spinal movement and function. The correct function can support the health of the nervous system. Just like other parts of the body, this foundation is constantly put under the demand and strain of everyday life. As a result, this foundation is sometimes disrupted and the effects are felt throughout the body due to the strain put on the head, spine, muscles and nervous system. When one part of this system is distorted the whole system is thereby affected.

During SOT treatment the chiropractor may use SOT “blocks” or wedges to re-position the pelvis and use gentle pressure to correct misalignment thereby restoring proper function to the nervous system.

Many patients prefer SOT for its safe, consistent results and it is favored by many in terms of overall comfort during treatment.