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The Webster Technique

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment protocol developed by Dr. Larry Webster, D.C. The goal of the adjustments is to help balance the pelvis and reduce the effects of joint dysfunction/subluxation in the sacrum and SI joints. This makes improvements in the function of the pelvic musculoskeletal alignment and improved nervous system function (neuro-biomenchanics). Sacral subluxations/malpositions may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, baby mal-presentation and maternal emotions. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning. There are cases published in the chiropractic literature that support this theory.

The obstetric literature has determined that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects birth outcome and decreases the potential for undue stress to the baby's developing spine and nerve system. Obstetric literature has also determined the importance of normal pelvic neuro-biomechanics for the prevention of dystocia (difficult birth). Chiropractic literature has determined the significance of sacral adjusting in normalizing pelvic neuro-biomenchanics.

It is therefore considered sensible that this specific sacral analysis and adjustment be used throughout pregnancy to detect and alleviate sacral imbalance and optimize pelvic neuro-biomechanics in the mother. Because of the particular female adaptations from the increase of hormones, weight gain and postural adaptations, pregnant mothers have a greater chance of sacral subluxation and neuro-biomechanical imbalance than the general population. Additionally, because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nerve system stress, pregnant mothers may have significant benefit by having their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.


Manalapan Chiropractor helps local woman have less pain and be able to move easier with Webster Technique

Freehold Chiropractor uses Webster Technique to help pregnant Mom