The 13th Sacro Occipital Technique Research Conference was held 29 April 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana, US. The SOT research conferences offer doctors in clinical practice and within the research arena to share in a welcoming environment. For many doctors this is their first attempt at preparing a research submission, crafting a powerpoint presentation, and sharing their findings for peer review in a conference setting. Several of these submissions will be submitted to peer reviewed journals for publication. While these conferences have been held annually from 2009 through 2019, due to the pandemic there was a hiatus until 2022. We are pleased that this year we had an additional e-poster format to go along with the usual platform presentations of the research accepted for this conference.
The Sacro Occipital Technique Research Conferences follow a similar submission and presentation format to the Association of Chiropractic College – Research Agenda for Chiropractic Conferences (ACC-RACs) so doctors are prepared if they wish to share their work and attend other research meetings. This year’s research conference proceedings also shared some stories by recent graduates and their experiences in international arenas beginning their chiropractic practice.
At the conference innovative case reports are shared on chiropractic care for nonmusculoskeletal presentations, scoliosis, temporomandibular joint disorders, and an assortment of other fascinating discoveries shared from doctors in clinical practice.
About the chiropractor
Starting a Chiropractic Practice in China: About the chiropractor
Yi Aida Ru, DC graduated from Palmer West Chiropractic College in 2020. In the United States she extensively studied Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) and Cranial Techniques with Charles Blum, DC, taking both the SOT and cranial certification courses. She also preceptored with Martin Rosen, DC, with an emphasis in pediatric chiropractic care. Dr. Ru also studied Applied Kinesiology and functional neurology and her practice is predominately SOT-based, combining neurological muscle testing and functional neurology. She is a Certified SOT and Cranial Practitioner with the Sacro Occipital Technique Organization – USA and started practicing in China in March 2021 at an international hospital, the SinoUnited Health Hangzhou Kerry Center.
About the person
An Out of the Ordinary Chiropractic Career: About the person
John Lin, DC graduated from Palmer West in 2018 and has been actively working with athletes of various fields in his clinic. After returning to Taiwan, Dr. Lin decided to expand his scope of practice in the healthcare field and is currently enrolled in Medical College. He hopes to bring these two professions closer together both locally in Taiwan as well as internationally.
About the chiropractor
Sacro Occipital Technique changed my life, literally: About the chiropractor
Ethan Lee, DC, originally from Taiwan, moved to Seattle with his family at the age of 18. Immediately following graduation from Palmer Chiropractic College, Dr. Lee worked in an intense clinical environment focusing on nutritional protocols treating complex pain conditions such as Lyme, SIBO, and fibromyalgia. Aside from nutritional health, Dr. Lee utilizes kinesiology muscle testing to help patients maintain neuromuscular integrity. He has certifications in Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) and Applied Kinesiology (AK) and is currently completing a PhD in Integrative Medicine.
About the chiropractor
As a SOT practitioner in Canada: About the practitioner
Henry Cheng, DC graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College – West in 2019. He is a passionate chiropractor currently practicing at Mount Pleasant Wellness Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He utilizes his knowledge of human anatomy and Sacro Occipital Technique to assess and treat patients. Dr. Cheng believes that the balance in the neuromusculoskeletal system can optimize a person’s health and well being.
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