STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Balance Chiropractic are leaders in Healthcare, seeking to facilitate generational healing by influencing our community with Excellence and Integrity.
What is Chiropractic?
Over 100 years ago, D.D. Palmer (the Founder of Chiropractic) had a “big idea” – the idea that good health can be sustained naturally, without drugs or surgery, through chiropractic care.
Today, Chiropractic is the second largest licensed health care profession. We know that the nervous system controls the functions of every tissue, organ and system in the body.
Chiropractic concerns itself with the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the human body, and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health. When that relationship is compromised by a spinal bone interfering with the nervous system (a vertebral subluxation), your Chiropractor will deliver a spinal adjustment (a specific, precise, corrective force to the offending spinal segment). This correction permits normal nerve transmission, enabling the body’s innate recuperative power to begin the healing process.
The body needs no help in looking after itself, just no interference.
Sacro Occipital Technique
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a specialised, comprehensive, gentle and innovative technique of Chiropractic founded in 1925 by Dr De Jarnette, It is so named because of the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occiput (base of the skull).
One of the functions of the sacrum is to pump Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) from the base of the spine back up the spinal canal to the brain and throughout the nervous system. The occiput also helps to pump CSF. The minute rhythmical motion that circulates the CSF is essential to optimal health – CSF effectively acts as the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord.
The pelvis forms the foundational support of the human skeleton. It supports the upper body right up to the skull, and enables us to transfer our weight to our legs. The spine holds our body upright, supports all of our organs and provides anchor points for our muscles. It also protects our delicate nervous system. The nervous system controls our body, and can only function normally when our structures are balanced and our pelvis is stable. This is what SOT aims to achieve.
In more technical terms, restoration or maintenance of health is accomplished through specialised integrated procedures including functional chiropractic neurology and biomechanics, nutrition, soft tissue techniques and the diagnosis and treatment of the craniosacral respiratory mechanism (CSRM).
The techniques utilised in SOT promote optimal innate healing mechanics for the spine, pelvis, cranium, organs, extremities, nervous system, brain and muscles. These techniques promote balance, neurological integrity and integrated function of the organ structure and neurological mechanism.
Like all professional health care providers, Chiropractors follow definite protocols to gain the information to provide you with the best care. They will take you history and conduct physical orthopaedic and neaurological examinations and may order xrays.