Upcoming Events

The mission and commitment of SORSI have always been focused on research to educate practitioners to be able to give better care. We continually strive to improve through research and publications. SORSI takes great pride in the way that it is aligned with the International Alliance (SOTO-I) in its educational material, seminars, and global certification. SORSI is the only organization in North America that is a member of the International Alliance and is qualified and approved to teach SOT® Methods. 

For decades SORSI has provided Chiropractors and Chiropractic Assistants opportunities to learn, practice, and teach SOT® Methods. “Since 1929…the Source for SOT® Methods.”

Check out our upcoming events for a listing of educational opportunities!

Homecoming 2023 – Chicago

October 26, 2023 8:00 AM

Homecoming 2023 – Chicago

IN PERSON Symposium

October 26 – 28, 2023

Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport
6501 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

94 Years of SORSI and over 500 years of SOT® Clinical Experience with DeJarnette Teaching Associates

SORSI ICS  INVITE YOU 
To Join Us At Our Annual Homecoming Symposium
Come learn, renew and practice Dr. MB DeJarnette’s SOT® method at our annual symposium.
We have a great line up of instructors and topics.  You’re going to want to be there!

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SORSI Homecoming

This conference is designed for all chiropractors interested in Dr. De Jarnette’s SOT® Method. Topics presented include:

  • NEUROLOGY
  • THE THREE CATEGORIES
  • CRANIAL and ADVANCED CRANIAL
  • CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATIVE REFLEX TECHNIQUE
  • BASIC SOT® METHODS
  • HANDS ON!

The following are links to our Curriculum and Presenters, as well as the conference agenda.

Check back occasionally, as changes do occur.

CLICK THESE LINKS:

2022 Homecoming – Agenda Coming soon!

CLICK HERE FOR SORSI Homecoming 2022 – Curricula coming soon

This seminar is only for Chiropractors and Chiropractic Students.
**CEU’s applied for in all states through Palmer College of Chiropractic.

22.5 SORSI Hours and CEU’s possible

 


Expert Instructor Team

Deirdre D’Antonio, DC, DICS

Deirdre L. D’Antonio, DC CC, graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College, Davenport, Iowa in 1982; and began attending the SORSI Homecoming Conference in Omaha the same year. She has served as Chairman of the SORSI Board of Chiropractic Examiners and a lead instructor at the Homecoming Conference for years. She is a SOT (R) International Certified Craniopath, recipient of the SOT(R) International Chiropractor of the Year Award, and the SOT(R) International Lifetime Achievement Award. She has practiced in Arkansas, Alaska, Oregon and Montana; and currently has an office in Medford, Oregon.

Dr. Tom Bench is a Certified Craniopath (CC) internationally certified SOT® Methods Practitioner. He is also Pediatric Certified through The Pediatric Experience. SOT® Methods (Sacro Occipital Technic) is a whole body Chiropractic Technique from head to toe– literally. He is trained to manipulate the cranial bones and extremities plus everything in between. Part of SOT® Methods is a technique called, CMRT. Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique is the link between your bones and your organs. Your organs have the potential to cause subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae) just as subluxations can cause organ dysfunction. A thorough exam is completed to be sure we understand how and why your body is the way it is before we begin care. At Evolution Chiropractic, you will experience something new: A new way of thinking, a fresh approach to healing, caring and friendly staff, and an outlook on the synergy between medicine, homeopathy, and Chiropractic.

Dr. Tom Bench was voted Idaho Chiropractor of the Year, 2017! He has achieved National medals in competitive speaking and debate and a Bachelors degree from BYU-Idaho. His graduate degree, Doctor of Chiropractic, was awarded from Palmer College. Over the years he has accumulated over 400 hours of extra training in Pediatric and Pregnancy considerations through The PX Experience and SOT® Methods.

Dr. Bench currently serves as President of SORSI (Sacro Occipital Research Society International, SOT® Methods) and Vice President for the IACP (Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians).

Dr. B’s passions include running, outdoors, tinkering with his motorcycle, miracles of the body and spending time with his wife and six children.

His dreams are to bring epic human potential to every child and pregnant mom!!!

Mike Cindrich, DC, DICS, graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1980. Dr. Mike has been an integral part of SORSI for many years.  He has served on the board of research, as well as Chairman of the Board of Examiners.  He currently serves as the Vice President of Education and is a favored instructor at SORSI.

 

Kephra Froehlich, DC, CC

Dr. Kephra Froehlich, DC, CC is a 2003 graduate of the fountainhead of Chiropractic, Palmer Chiropractic College. He practiced professionally in Spain, New Zealand, Ireland, and later returned to Spain where he currently practices. He is currently owner and operator of Pura Vida Chiropractic, a large multi-doctor multi-clinic practice in the centre of Barcelona . His practice is also a teaching clinic where he currently is tenured at Barcelona Chiropractic College (BCC) as head professor of SOT® (Sacral Occipital Technique) methods, as well as runs the SOT® club at the college. He has taught professionally for SORSI, SOTO Europe, the Spanish Chiropractic Association, and the Mexican Chiropractic Association. He was named Chiropractor of the Year by SORSI in 2020 and by BCC in 2018. Dr. Froehlich discovered SOT® technic by chance when he took an introductory course in 2011. At that point it changed his practice members’ clinical outcomes he realized the importance of bringing SOT® teachings to all Chiropractors. As a Chiropractor he has always trusted innate but discovered how SOT® technic enhanced the quality of life of not only his patients but his family. He has a beautiful  wife Alicia and two beautiful daughters Aya and Anika. He enjoys traveling the world and spending quality time with his family and friends.

 

Ned Heese DC, FICS,  has been involved in the De Jarnette Methods of Sacro Occipital Technic  for 45 years, in practice and as an instructor at Cleveland University, Kansas City.  He has taught SOT® Methods as the elective at Cleveland for 28 years. He began attending SORSI seminars  becoming a lead instructor and presenter. He wrote several papers outlining methods of SOT® that worked toward his earning a Fellowship in 1993. He conducted a project using a chiropractic force table that measured the pressures applied in Cervical Stairstep Technique. It was accepted by  RACC as a presentation at the Baltimore conference in the spring of 2019.

 

Born and raised in Bayfield, Colorado, Christopher Ourganian, DC, AP, attended Colorado State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science. While at CSU, he was an athletic trainer for the Men’s athletic teams as well as the Women’s Soccer team. In 2004, he became a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

At an early age, Dr. Ourganian knew he wanted to become a Chiropractor. Throughout his athletic endeavors in school, he found the benefits of Chiropractic care to help him heal faster, and to obtain the highest level of performance. In September 2004, he decided to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. Dr. Ourganian graduated from Palmer with honors in December 2007.

After graduation, Dr. Ourganian practiced in Colorado for two years.  Dr. Ourganian is proficient in many Chiropractic Techniques, with a special emphasis in Sacro-Occipital Technic and athletic injuries. He believes that for one to live at an optimal level of health, their bodies must be in perfect balance physically, chemically, and mental/emotionally. SOT® Method is a perfect technique to be able to accomplish that perfect balance through Basic SOT®, Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique (CMRT), and cranial adjusting along with proper nutrition and supplements. Dr. Ourganian is Advanced Certified in SOT® Method through SORSI. He teaches around the country on Pediatrics and extremity adjusting. He travels to Boston regularly during Baseball season to work on a few of the Boston Red Sox players. Dr. Ourganian is extremely happy to be a part of Fit For Life Health Services where everyone has this same philosophy. With his knowledge and experience, he looks forward to helping all his patients achieve this balance so they can live a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Ourganian moved back to Florida to enjoy the warmth and sunshine. He is enjoying living in Naples and looks forward to treating the people of Southwest Florida.

Marc G. Pick, DC, FICS, DACNB is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1973. In a desire to enhance his services, he attended Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine from 1987-92, and in 1997, he completed the American Chiropractic Association’s 300-hour postgraduate course in Neurology for which he currently holds his Diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.

He earned his Diplomate and Fellowship status in Craniopathy through the International Craniopathic Society sponsored by the Sacro-Occipital Research Society International (SORSI) and has lectured since 1979 throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, England, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Switzerland.

 

Jeanne Sandheinrich, DC, AP.  has a BS in Biology from Webster University (2009), a BS in Human Biology from Logan University (2011), and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University (2013). She opened a practice with her husband after graduating from Logan. 1st Step Family Wellness in St. Louis, MO is a Family Wellness practice with a special focus on pediatric cranial work. Dr. Jeanne is working towards being a certified craniopath through SORSI. She loves to learn and continues to advance her knowledge in neurodevelopment, methylation, chronic infection, enzyme therapy and digestion, and more. Her primary techniques in the office are SOT, NET, diversified, and acupuncture. She and her husband, Dr. Ryan, have 3 children and on their free time love to go on hikes, are avid soccer players, and love boating.

Kim Shara, DC, DICS, was born and raised in Kansas City and knew early on that she was going to be a doctor. She received her Pre-Chiropractic degree from Kansas State University in 1979 and her DC degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1982.Upon graduation, she had the unique opportunity to practice with her father, Dr. Thomas B Wright. Learning from him along the way, she quickly became a well known leader in the Chiropractic profession. Dr. Kim specializes in Sacro-Occipital Technic®, Craniopathy™, Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Therapy (CMRT)™, and a whole foods approach to nutrition. She is a board Certified Craniopath, Diplomate of the International Cranial Society (DICS). She is also a member of the KCA, and SORSI. To learn more about these associations, visit the links to their sites below.

Dr. Kim treats patients of all ages, from infancy to the elderly. She has also treated individuals with special needs and various chronic conditions. Dr. Kim has been in practice for 39 years now, and plans to offer quality Chiropractic care for many years to come!

Dr Kim is a proud mother of 3 children, has 4 grandchildren, 2 fur babies and 3 grand-fur babies. In her spare time she enjoys running marathons, singing, painting, cooking, reading, writing, all things Disney and attending all of her kid’s and grandkid’s extracurricular events.

Noel Taylor, DC, AP

Noel A. Taylor, MM, DC was born and raised in Tennessee, gave his first lecture-recital in Georgia at age 7, has a bachelor’s degree in music from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, a master’s degree from Indiana University School of Music, extensive work experience in developmental disabilities and public transportation, his DC degree from Logan College of Chiropractic, has been in private practice in Columbus, Indiana since 1995, and is AP Certified in SOT(R).  He has taught for SORSI since 2000, has served as a preceptor doctor for both Palmer and Logan students, and is SORSI’s 2018 Chiropractor of the Year.  He’s an avid cyclist, and has been FCC licensed in the Amateur Radio Service for 42 years.  Dr. Taylor and his wife Barbara celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this year, and have two sons (one of whom is a DO), two grandsons, and two granddaughters.

 

Joseph F. Unger, Jr., D.C., F.I.C.S. founded Atrium Health Services in April 1983. A 1979 graduate and current faculty member of Logan College of Chiropractic, Dr. Unger achieved Fellow Certification in Craniopathy in 1993, the highest certification awarded by the International Craniopathic Society.

Dr. Unger is a member of Sacro Occipital Research Society International, Inc. (SORSI), a professional association whose members utilize Sacro Occipital Technic™ (SOT®) in their practices. A past-president and chairman of SORSI, Dr. Unger currently serves on the Board of Directors of SOTO International as Secretary. He has been a certified instructor for SORSI since 1979. In addition to SOT® method and SOT® Craniopathy, Dr. Unger is certified in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). His sub-specialties include homeopathy and nutritional counseling, and is certified in acupuncture.

An author, lecturer and private pilot, Dr. Unger has taught extensively both in this country and abroad in Australia, England, Canada, Japan and Russia. Dr. Unger has invented and patented a bicycle saddle incorporating his extensive knowledge of human anatomy, neurology and physiology. Research suggests that the B.I.K.E. Seat improves cardiac function and circulation in the rider. In addition, he has completed writing the book “Brain Matters: The Missing Link”.

James M. Weber DC, AP was born and raised in Dittmer, MO on my families dairy farm. I had never been to a chiropractic office before starting chiropractic school. I knew I wanted to help people since I was young, after starting my first trimester of chiropractic school I knew I was in the right place because I could help people with my bare hands and personal knowledge.

While in my third trimester at Logan College of Chiropractic I began my intense study of Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT®). SOT® Method, unlike most chiropractic techniques is a whole body analysis which incorporates chiropractic, while blending osteopathy, craniopathy, and organ/soft tissue reflex manipulation along with it.

In 2010, I received my Sacro Occipital Technic basic certification from Sacro Occipital Research Society International.

Through additional studies outside basic chiropractic curriculum I received my Internal Health Specialist certification as well as a Cranial and Pediatric certification. Throughout school I attended seminars advancing my knowledge and understanding in Functional Blood Chemistry, Brain and Neurotransmitter, & Functional Endocrinology.

I especially enjoy working with chronic cases that other doctors have said the words, “You will have to live with this…” I wish I could say I specialize in one particular area/region of the body but I cannot because all parts are connected and work together. If you, the reader are seeing a specialist for some health related issue than there is at least a 50% chance that they are missing a critical component to your health.

Colt Wilbanks, DC, AP, grew up in Selmer, Tennessee where he participated in football and weight lifting during high school. He later went on to pursue aBachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Tennessee at Martin. In 2009, he graduated cum laude with a degree in Organismal Biology. While in college Dr. Colt sustained weight lifting injuries which led to chiropractic care.

Dr. Colt attended Logan University and graduated magna cum laude with honors. He was on the Dean’s List every trimester throughout his college career and was honored as a “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” award recipient. He served as a class officer for eight trimesters as well as tutoring various students in physiology, orthopedics, and Logan Basic Technique. On top of the primary curriculum, he received certification in 200 hours of chiropractic acupuncture. While in his clinic rotations, he had the honor to work in the military setting at Scott Air Force Base.

Throughout his time at Logan, Dr. Colt participated in numerous community service projects. He also had the opportunity to travel to Peru in March of 2016, where he and nine other classmates provided chiropractic care to the underprivileged communities of Lima and Cuzco. He has always found it most rewarding to give back to the community and those less fortunate.

In his spare time, Dr. Colt enjoys weight lifting, outdoor sports, and spending time with friends and family.

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Deadline to get your Application for testing in is: August 31, 2023

For More Information Click Certify me!

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Homecoming 2023 REGISTRATION

Open Registration

Nov 22, 2022- August 31, 2023

 

TYPE Non Member Member Lifetime Member
Certified DC $725 $625 $300
Student/ 1st year doc $300 $250 NA

 Late Registration

Sept 1 – October 1, 2023

Early Bird Non Member Member Lifetime Member
Certified DC $875 $775 $450
Student/ 1st year doc $300 $250 NA

 

**AFTER Oct. 1st: AT THE DOOR REGISTRATION WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $50

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • One ticket to the Membership Meeting Thursday Evening
  • One drink ticket for the Membership Meeting
  • One ticket to the Gala Saturday night
  • Special Participant gifts in Participant Kit
  • Access to the Exhibitor Hall during the event
  • Hands on practice in the classroom
  • Access to Practice room with tables and SOT® Equipment
  • 20% off all printed material
  • Additional discounts on other products, including Certified DeJarnette equipment (Blocks and Boards)
  • One entry in the raffle (may purchase more) The prize is a Nickel Skull

 

SORSI Cancellation Policy


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Sheraton Chicago O’hare Airport
6501 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 699-6300

SORSI ROOM BLOCK CODE:   2023SORSI

NOTE: If you find a lower rate for this hotel, please notify us as we have a “Lower rate” clause in our contract, and the hotel is obligated to honor the lower rate published.  You can email a picture of the lower rate with the link to the website to [email protected] Thank you!

Room Rate:  Special contracted price for event is: $159 per night

  • COMPLIMENTARY PARKING!
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle
  • Complimentary Room WiFi
  • Complimentary Meeting Space WiFi

ROOM BLOCK BOOKING DEADLINE : September 27, 2023*

*Rooms at the 2023SORSI rate will not be available after this date/

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM

 


FOR EXHIBITORS

Exhibitor Information: PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW:  COMING SOON!

SORSI HOMECOMING 2022 Exhibitor kit

Exhibitor Registration form HC 2022

Homecoming 2022 Meal Sponsor Form

Exhibitor Map HC 2022

Exhibitor Handouts

 


Safety

Safety Guidelines

EVENT REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Beginning in 2022, we have implemented a strict refund policy. There are no refunds for event tickets.
If SORSI cancels an event, participants would be eligible for a Refund or credit to the next like event within one year.
HOMECOMING & MIDYEAR
As a one-time courtesy, tickets may be deferred to the next Homecoming or Mid Year event. You MUST contact [email protected] PRIOR to the event to defer your ticket to the next event. The deferred ticket must be used for a SORSI annual event within a year of the event you are deferring. No Exceptions.
Any additional registration fees due for the deferred event must be paid at the time the ticket is deferred. If the event fee is less than the original fee, there is no refund for unused funds.
If you are unable to attend the event your ticket was deferred to, your fee then becomes a donation to the organization. We appreciate your support and attendance at our events.

Register Now!

EVENT REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Beginning in 2022, we have implemented a strict refund policy. There are no refunds for event tickets.
If SORSI cancels an event, participants would be eligible for a Refund or credit to the next like event within one year.
HOMECOMING & MIDYEAR
As a one-time courtesy, tickets may be deferred to the next Homecoming or Mid Year event. You MUST contact [email protected] PRIOR to the event to defer your ticket to the next event. The deferred ticket must be used for a SORSI annual event within a year of the event you are deferring. No Exceptions.
Any additional registration fees due for the deferred event must be paid at the time the ticket is deferred. If the event fee is less than the original fee, there is no refund for unused funds.
If you are unable to attend the event your ticket was deferred to, your fee then becomes a donation to the organization. We appreciate your support and attendance at our events.  
IN PERSON SEMINARS
As a one-time courtesy, tickets may be credited for one of the next In Person Seminars.
You MUST contact [email protected] PRIOR to the event to defer your ticket. No Exceptions. This deferment is to be used within one year of the In Person Seminar you were unable to attend. You may use the credit for any In Person Seminars scheduled during that year, including Homecoming or Midyear.
Any additional registration fees due for the deferred event must be paid at the time the ticket is deferred. If the event fee is less than the original fee, there is no refund for unused funds.
If you are unable to attend the event your ticket was deferred to, your fee then becomes a donation to the organization. We appreciate your support and attendance at our events.  
WEBINARS
All webinar attendees are given access to the webinar recordings. If you are unable to attend a webinar, you will have access to the recording.   

TRANSFERRING REGISTRATION
Registrations are non-transferrable.  Some exceptions MAY be made, and only with prior approval.