The Webster Technique For Pregnancy

By March 2, 2015 Benefits of Chiropractic

The Webster Technique For Pregnancy

The Webster technique is safe, non-invasive and effective at generating results.  As with all chiropractic techniques, the words safe, non-invasive and effective should always be in the title.  When people think about the Webster technique they assume breech position.  Rightfully so and much more.  According to the ICPA:  “The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction.  In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.”  As with any pregnancy, the amount of distortion and discomfort due to subluxations is focused around the pelvic region.  Having regular check-ups by your chiropractor will alleviate the amount of stress that your body is undergoing.  This, in turn, will reduce muscle, ligament, and tendon tension.  

Going through your pregnancy with optimal fetal positioning is very ideal.  Utilizing regular chiropractic check-ups allows your body to function at its optimal potential.  Why is it beneficial to visit your chiropractor for regular check-ups during pregnancy? Misalignment’s of the sacrum creates tightening and torsion of the pelvic muscles and ligaments. Due to increase of hormones, weight gain, and postural adaptions, pregnant mothers have a higher chance of sacral subluxations and neuro-biomechanical imbalance than others.  If stress takes over the pregnancy and your body does not overcome and adapt by itself, mal-positioning of the fetus can occur.  C-section is typically what results when the mal-positioning occurs.  When successful, the Webster Technique avoids the costs and/or risks of external cephalic version, cesarean section, or vaginal trial of breech. In view of these findings, the Webster Technique deserves serious consideration in the health care management of expectant mothers exhibiting adverse fetal presentation (Pistolese 2002).  Our education at Palmer College of Chiropractic included the foundation and assessment of utilizing the Webster Technique.   Pre-natal chiropractic care sets the foundation for a healthy and vibrant life.


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Pistolese,  Richard A. “The Webster Technique: A chiropractic technique with obstetric implications “ Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics – July 2002 (Vol. 25, Issue 6, Pages E1-E9)