What is the Webster Technique?

Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neurobiomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved. A sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia. Please be aware that a chiropractic adjustment does not treat any pregnancy-related conditions. Although it has a reputation for being a breech-turning technique, we don’t physically turn babies.

During an adjustment, you will be evaluated using 6 point Webster technique and leg length analysis. Throughout the adjustment, biomechanical subluxations will be adjusted. With gentle palpation, fascial and soft tissue tension will be evaluated and corrected. The doctor may also recommend exercises, stretches and give you supporting material for you and your birth partner.

With regular visits you may notice:

  • A more comfortable pregnancy as there is less stress and strain on your muscles
  • Better birth outcomes with the potential for an intervention-free birth
  • Optimal baby position due to reduced ligament tension in your pelvis
  • Less fear of the birth process as a whole.