SOT Chiropractic (Sacro-Occipital Technique) in Pediatrics Care in New York City

“The only true subluxation you ever see must be in a child prior to the age of seven years. If this subluxation goes uncorrected, it becomes a primary source of stimulus through life, but the tombs of distortion, which form from one traumatic experience to the other, soon bury this primary subluxation under that ‘tomb of distortions.’ … The subluxation that all of us worry about occurred some time between birth and the seventh year of life, and the remedy would of course be careful chiropractic care from birth through the seventh year of life.”

                                      -Dr. M.B. DeJarnette, Chiropractor & Osteopath, discovered S.O.T. or Sacro Occipital Technique. 

Dr. DeJarnette is credited for discovering and explaining the  long-term ramifications of the subluxation and its effect on the functioning potential of the human nervous system.  Dr. DeJarnette established a system for detection and correction of spinal and cranial subluxation complexes. SOT ( Sacro Occipital Technique), as developed by DeJarnette, is based on a category system of classifying subluxation patterns into 3 distinct categories, identifiable yet interrelated systems of body reaction. Working with precise and specific indicators, these subluxation patterns can be pinpointed and treated with greater accuracy, ease and efficiency. 

Category I addresses the primary respiratory mechanism between the sacrum and occiput. When this system subluxates it strains the spinal and cranial dura, blocking the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the spinal-cranial system. 

Category II addresses hypermobility of the sacroiliac joint, causing a disrelationship between the sacrum and its corresponding ilium. The sacroiliac weight-bearing subluxation produces neural mal-function due to loss of the body’s ability to maintain itself against gravity. This mal-function centers on the cranial sutural system and often disrupts the normal functioning of the temperomandibular joint (TMJ).  

Category III is a complete mal-function of the compensatory reaction from a primary subluxation, and produces neural mal-function as a result of nerve root compression or stretch syndrome due to direct engagement of the cartilaginous disc joints of the spine. 

Pediatric patients usually deal with Category I or Category II subluxation presentation patterns, since rarely are degenerative subluxation patterns (Category III) present in children. (Category III reflects a longstanding and chronic condition.) One advantage of SOT for the pediatric patient is that the category system provides the chiropractor with a system of indicators, checks and balances that not only determines the presence of subluxation, but simultaneously determines when the adjustment has resulted in a positive neurological change.  SOT also gives the practitioner insights on the various hands-on techniques to apply in making the adjustment, from the standard approaches of osseous structural corrections to lower-force structural and meningeal corrective techniques. 

SOT encompasses a full array of adjusting procedures and protocols to determine the type of subluxation present and the most efficient way to correct it. From spinal structural corrections to meningeal and tonal evaluation protocols, extremity evaluation procedures, viscerosomatic subluxation patterns, and cranial corrective procedures, SOT enables the chiropractor to have a  neurologically based indicator system. Since 80% of the nervous system is in the brain, and since the controlling mechanisms for homeostatic and reparative processes are located there, SOT can provide the chiropractor another opportunity and level of care for patients. SOT helps chiropractors locate and treat primary subluxations. This is achieved by assessing indicators relating to specific category subluxation complexes.  By focusing on correcting the primary causative pain point to the nervous system, SOT provides a thorough, concise and reproducible procedure.

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy and Pranic Healing in NYC.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues.  The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.

The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health. 

Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments.  This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable.  By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.

The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain.  To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.