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Door County Health and Wellness

The Webster Technique

Information from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

“Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through Webster Certification.

“The Webster Technique has become a familiar term in the pregnancy and birth conversation. Families are seeking out chiropractors who are proficient in this technique as a way to support a more comfortable, safer, and easier birth. Earning your certification in the Webster Technique can help make a difference in the pregnancy and birth of patients by optimizing normal physiological function. “

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated. Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), 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.”

“In 2012, ICPA Research Director, Dr Joel Alcantara and Dr. Jeanne Ohm published the paper, The Webster Technique: Definition, Application and Implications. It clarified the intent, definition and specific analysis with sacral correction of the Webster technique as originally taught by Dr. Webster.”

–quotes from the ICPA website