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.

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment to a woman’s pelvic region which reduces the interference to the nervous system and creates balance in the pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments.  By reducing nervous system interference, improved function of the pelvic muscles and ligaments lead to the reduction of constraint in the woman’s uterus, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.

The Webster Technique is used when a misaligned pelvis causes the tightening and torsion of specific pelvis muscles and ligaments.  It is these tense muscles and ligaments and their constraining effect on the uterus, which prevents the baby from achieving the best possible position for birth.

At the time of your fist visit. The doctor will talk to you about how your pregnancy has been, if you have had any pain or issues as well as what your concerns are.  You will then be assessed for the Webster Technique.  You will lay face down on the chiropractic table which releases for your belly.  While you are face down the doctor will flex your legs up to your buttocks which helps to identify which side of the pelvis that needs to be adjusted.  The adjustment will be delivered  by using Drop Table Technique.  The lower part of the table is raised one inch and when the adjustment is made by the doctor the table will drop one inch to accentuate the gentle force the doctor uses.  After the adjustment is delivered the doctor will check the leg length again.  At this point some very mild muscle work to release the sacral ligaments is performed but holding pressure on the sacrotubercle ligament.  Next you will flip over face up and the doctor will assess for round ligament tenderness and tightness.  Corrections are done by using very minimal pressure to release the tension on the ligament.

We encourage patients to start treatment as soon as they become pregnant.  This will help to keep the pelvis aligned properly while the body is changing due to the growth of the baby.  We also recommend that you bring a significant other who will be with you during the birth.  We will show them gentle massage techniques to do while you are in labor.

Helpful links:
http://icpa4kids.com/about/webster_technique.htm
http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/chiropracticcare.html