Understanding SOT Chiropractic

| Category: SOT Chiropractic

Dr Maria Madge specialises in SOT Chiropractic. This article is a quick introduction to what SOT is.


SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique, and is an arm of Chiropractic that focuses on the relationship between the Sacrum (the base of the spine) and the Occiput (the base of the neck).

These two areas act as anchor points to the Dural Membrane, which covers the brain and the spinal cord and houses the cerebrospinal fluid. The circulation of this fluid throughout the nervous system is an essential factor in good health – including for the spine, the cranium and for the body’s organs.

The circulation of cerebrospinal fluid is facilitated by a minute, rhythmic motion between the occiput and the sacrum, which is called the Sacral Pump mechanism.

When the pelvis or spine are out of alignment, the Sacral Pump mechanism is affected, which can result in pain, restricted movement, impact to organs and have a general impact on health.

In SOT Chiropractic, patients suffering from pain are identified as being Category I, Category II or Category III – and the treatment they require will vary accordingly.


You can learn more about the different Categories and what they mean in the following articles:


You can find more information on SOT at the Sacro Occipital Technique Organisation (SOTO) website.

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About Dr Maria Madge

Maria is a female chiropractor with a clinic in South Norfolk. Having qualified as a Chiropractor in 2008, Maria has added to her training with courses in TMJ, Applied Kinesiology, Nutrition, Pediatrics and Birth Trauma. She has also completed a five-year course in Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), which looks at the whole of the spine, the cranium and individual organs and helps to restore balance of the nervous system, improving general health and functionality.