Trigger point therapy is a massage technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. It may also be called myofascial (myo meaning muscle, fascial meaning connective tissue) trigger point therapy.
SOT is an acronym for Sacro Occipital Technique. It is a method of chiropractic based primarily on the identification and treatment of three bodily systems: the cranial sacral respiratory system, the weight-bearing system and the function of the lumbar spine.
An SOT chiropractor analyses your body, concentrating on these three areas. They integrate large amounts of information, and then use several different techniques and approaches simultaneously, including the use of blocks, joint adjustment, organ/soft tissue reflex manipulation and cranial corrections. SOT patients are also routinely given guidance regarding home care, diet, and nutrition.
A specific technique for adjustment of the full spine on a special table. The adjusting table with a segmented drop system quickly lowers the section of the patient’s body corresponding with the spinal region being adjusted. The chiropractor's thrusts (using minimal force) initiate movement, and the fast drop of the table carries the joint through the remainder of its range of motion.
Activator technique is a gentle, low-force program of chiropractic care. The Activator technique uses a unique system of administering spinal adjustments using Activator analysis and an Activator instrument to initiate the correct movement of the vertebra in a predetermined direction.
This is the most common non-specific technique used by most general practice chiropractors. It is a technique which may utilise more than one method. It will involve spinal adjustment, and generally results in a popping sound.