Technique

Function und structure

There are different drafts of treatment which would like to improve either the function of the movement organ or try to change its structure. Sotaiho strives to connect both. The attempt here is that function as well as structure belong to each other. According to the laws of Wolf and Meier this is not new! If I change the function, the quality of the tissue changes. That means if I normalize the function, the tissue is able to regenerate, so curation will occure.

Principle of treatment

Sotaiho is a system of treatment with which the collaboration of the affected person is demanded. An affected person frequently does not feel his body any more correctly. The perception almost always is focussed on the pain source.

Espacially with chronically affected persons the own perception of the body might strongly have decreased to disfavours of the pain.

Sotaiho offers to the affected person the possibility to train the own perception and to sensitize the body in order to discover minimal movement habits.

The direct collaboration is demanded by the continuos interaction. He is asked in his personal responsibility, has to decide independently which movement is good, which not. In this way there grows a new body consciousness.

Movement chain

The cause for the disturbance of the supporting pier often lies with constant repeating of a habituated movement patterns. If a movement is implemented once “wrongly” the body can lightly compensate. Repeating of that pattern for 10.000 times already has bad consequences. Finally, for years away crept patterns will bring the pillar in order to collapse and disturb the system sensitively.

People usually shift their weight over the big toe bale. I suppose that the body arises from here by the neurological set reactions (Hogeschool Arnhem en Nijmegen, in 1999). The force can gather in the lower abdomen (Hayashi, in 1999), the pelvis – as a basis of the spinal column – has tipped over forwards: that will be the original state.

But if the person becomes tired, he will shift the weight more outwardly, in direction of the small toe. The consequence is that the force cannot be centred any more in the lower abdomen naturally!

Now the spinal column must be held on straight using a compensatory way. This is why tension patterns will appear which will have an effect first on the position of the sacrum. Dependent on our movement character, which determines the leg which is loaded more frequently, a twist in the pelvis could appears with a lateral bend of the spinal column.

Working method

The therapist never forces the affected person to a painful movement! Pleasant movements are always strengthened.
If for example, the hip rotation is lighter to the left, the affected person is asked to turn to this side.

Because the pelvis is the centre of the movement organ, here the basic treatment starts. Aim is to bring the movement of the body ends in consonance with those of the pelvis belt.
In other words, all actions, that start in the pelvis region will have a high efficiency.

Exercize A “Initiation of the setreaction”

The affected person lies relaxed on the back, hands on the breast. Feet will be set up and knees are fold up loosely.

Popliteal space test to determine the side of treatment

The treatment procedure starts on the side on which (more) pain can be provoked.


Treatment technique

On the affected side lift the forefoot (when both sides are affected both front feet should be lifted) and gently shift the focus towards the heel.
After 3 – 5 sec. relax. This will be followed by a relaxation phase.
Perform exercise 3 – 4 times.

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