What is the Webster Technique?
The Webster protocol is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction, and improve neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis.
In women who present with fetal breech presentation/in-utero constraint, the adjustment can facilitate optimal fetal presentation.
Dr. John has completed over 200 additional course hours with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is certified in The Webster Technique.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is becoming more popular as women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy and childbirth. It is vital to the physiological function for both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. The Webster Technique assists in making this process a smoother transition.
Is the Webster Technique safe?
It is extremely, gentle safe and effective.
Is the Webster Technique able to re-position babies in the womb?
The Webster Technique is not a baby-turning technique. There is no direct external forces used on the baby.
What are the benefits of the Webster Technique during pregnancy?
Sacral subluxations may contribute to difficult labor for the mother known as dystocia. This can be caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction or baby mal-presentation. By correcting all of these areas throughout pregnancy, it can have a positive effect on the causes of dystocia. According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (2002), an 82% success rate is seen by Webster Technique Certified Chiropractors who work with mothers with babies presenting breech or transverse. Another added benefit of utilizing this technique during pregnancy is a greater chance of your child being in proper position for childbirth.
Here at Mainspring Chiropractic, we recognize the importance of a child’s well-being which begins in pregnancy. If you or someone you know is interested in pregnancy care, call us today at (201) 677-3600. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Also see Prenatal/Postnatal chiropractic section.