SOT represents the culmination of Major DeJarnette's lifelong dedication as both a Chiropractor and an Osteopath. DeJarnette possessed an intricate understanding of the intricacies of the human body, supported by his extensive research that yielded over 100 books and numerous papers documenting his observations. Through his work, he recognized that the body has the ability to undergo distortions, adaptations, and compensations in response to cranial, spinal, and pelvic subluxation patterns. In response to these challenges, he devised SOT as a method for reinstating the body's natural structural integrity, thereby restoring normal functionality to the brain and spinal cord, which are often impacted by such distortions.
SOT chiropractors possess a profound knowledge of the anatomy associated with the pelvis, spine, and cranium. They understand how specific forces are transmitted through the body, much like a suspension bridge, where the body adjusts to the demands placed upon it. When any part of this suspension-like structure weakens, the entire body must adapt to the imposed stresses. The human body exhibits a dynamic architecture that can adapt and compensate in response to various strains.
These stresses, which may stem from everyday life, including work-related factors, stress, posture habits, and physical activities, can have different impacts on the body. The body's ability to respond effectively to such stressors depends on a multitude of factors, including birth trauma, cranio-dental issues, prior injuries, posture tendencies, stress levels, sedentary lifestyle, and dietary choices.
SOT chiropractors possess a comprehensive understanding of how different layers of the body's anatomy, ranging from muscles to fascia to joints, react to subluxation patterns. They utilize a specific SOT category system developed by DeJarnette to identify and address various subluxation and postural distortion patterns.