WEBSTER CHIROPRACTOR WHEN PREGNANT
The Webster Technique is designed to help align the pelvis. Patients going through pregnancy experience relief from their back pain, leg pain, and sciatica with its precise analysis. It incorporates elements of both the Gonstead Technique and Torque Release Technique. We use this technique at Precision Chiropractic Services.
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Technique Founders | Webster Chiropractor
Dr. Larry Webster and Dr. Claudia Anrig cofounded the Webster Technique to help pregnant patients experience relief.
Our Doctor’s Training | Webster Chiropractor
Dr. Josh, Webster chiropractor Owatonna, received training from the technique’s cofounder Dr. Claudia Anrig.
How It Works | Webster Chiropractor
The Webster Technique utilizes an accurate and reliable leg check to determine the side of sacral rotation.
Round Ligament Support | Webster Chiropractor
The round ligament is often tight on the side of sacral rotation. Releasing the ligament is important after the adjustment.
Webster Chiropractor Owatonna For All | Webster Chiropractor
Many people believe that the Webster Technique is only beneficial for pregnant patients. It helps adults and children too!
Breech Babies | Webster Chiropractor
The Webster Technique is not a baby turning maneuver. It helps align the mother’s pelvis to allow the baby more room to assume a normal position.
BREECH PRESENTATION | WEBSTER CHIROPRACTOR
The normal position for a baby to pass through the vaginal canal is head and shoulders first. There can be pregnancies in which the baby is not able to assume this position. One of the more popularly known abnormal positions is the breech presentation. When a baby is breech it means that the child is going to pass through the vaginal canal feet first.
It used to be a common obstetrical practice to birth children that were in a breech presentation. With the advancement of medical techniques and technologies the use of cesarean section surgeries has increased. Many medical birth centers will require a C-section surgery be performed if the child is in a breech position during a late enough stage of pregnancy.
Another alternative to surgery is a physical turning procedure. This is normally performed by an obstetrician. The medical doctor will locate the position of the baby using ultrasound and determine the safest and most direct route needed to manually turn the baby in the womb. This procedure does come with its own risks and potential complications.
Many parents desire to avoid the risk and complications which can result from C-sections and manual turning methods. That is why so many mothers have utilized the Webster Technique to help the pelvis maintain proper alignment. A freely moveable pelvis will afford your baby an improved opportunity to orient themselves into the proper birthing position.
UNDERSTANDING THE PELVIS | WEBSTER CHIROPRACTOR
The pelvis is made up of three bones in the adult. Two innominate bones and one sacrum come together to form the pelvis. There are two joints in the back of the pelvis and one joint in the front.
The joints in the back are called the sacroiliac joints. These are responsible for weight transference through the pelvis and a very small degree of movement. These are the joints which are typically exhibiting misalignment in the pregnant pelvis.
The joint in the front is the pubic symphysis. Under normal circumstances this joint is incredibly durable and unlikely to become misaligned. The presence of relaxin allows this joint to loosen and become more flexible and mobile. It is essential that the pubic symphysis is able to open during delivery. Pregnant patients can sometimes experience pain and dysfunction in this joint before and after birth.
AFTER DELIVERY | WEBSTER CHIROPRACTOR
Many mothers wonder what they should do after they give birth. It is common for mothers to be concerned about the safety of chiropractic adjustments for someone who just gave birth. Chiropractic care can be performed safely on women who have just given birth with some minor modifications.
The major concern when modifying adjusting techniques for patients who just had a baby is to focus on reducing the pressure within the abdomen as much as possible. This is particularly true for women who have had tears or incisions from a C-section delivery. Adjusting techniques which focus on a gentle force being put into the spine are favorable under these circumstances.
There are many techniques which deliver adjustments with very little force. Adjustments can be performed with a “sustained contact”. This is when an adjustment is simply held with light pressure without a dynamic impulse being given. Additionally, instrument adjusting techniques are typically very comfortable for patients.
It is also important to give some time before taking repeat x-rays to determine the new alignment of the pelvis after the most recent birth. This is because relaxin takes a little while to return to normal levels. The pelvis can still be shifting around for some time after delivery while the body adjusts back to normal life.
USE A WEBSTER CHIROPRACTOR DURING PREGNANCY
Using a chiropractor when pregnant is a great way to have a healthy labor and delivery! Find out why so many women trust chiropractic care for their births. Get started with us today!
WEBSTER CHIROPRACTOR FAQ
What is the Webster Technique in chiropractic care?
The Webster Technique is a particular analysis method for determining whether there is misalignment of the pelvis present in a patient. The technique involves a leg check with a corresponding adjustment of the sacrum, which is the center bone in the pelvis. When the Webster Technique is used during third trimester pregnancy it is common for soft tissue therapy to be performed on the round ligament in combination with adjustments to the pelvis.
Does the Webster Technique work?
Many patients have experienced relief from musculoskeletal complaints through the use of the Webster Technique. Individual results will vary by case, as is true across all healthcare disciplines. Women have relied on the Webster Technique for supporting their prenatal care and postnatal care for nearly forty years.
What does it mean for a chiropractor to be Webster certified?
A chiropractor is Webster Certified when they have received enough hours of classroom instruction from a reputable organization. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association holds seminars for Webster Certification. The certification is simply a way to assure consumers that a chiropractor has received adequate training. Many chiropractors practice the technique with good results without being formally certified.
When do you use the Webster Technique?
The Webster Technique may be used on anyone. It is primarily a method of determining the alignment of the pelvis. It has come to be known as an essential part of supporting prenatal care during pregnancy. It is most famous for being able to reduce intrauterine constraint to help the baby be able to assume a normal birth position.
Does the Webster Technique hurt?
The Webster Technique is like any other chiropractic technique. Adjustments have the potential to be uncomfortable. The nature of the pelvic joints make adjustments less likely to cause discomfort. Still, individual patients may find certain types of adjustments more comfortable than others. Adjustments which are given through the Webster Technique can be easily modified to be more comfortable if desired.
Is the Webster Technique evidence based?
The Index To Chiropractic Literature has a large volume of case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of the Webster Technique. Much of the research revolves around the use of the technique during pregnancy. Some of the case studies document patients who have experienced relief from intrauterine constraint and back labor.
How many visits does Webster Technique work?
Patients can experience significant changes within just a few visits. It surprises many patients to learn that the number of visits should actually be increased as pregnant patients come nearer to delivery. This is due to the increased levels of the hormone relaxin, which make it easier for joints to go out of place, causing pain.
Can chiropractors flip babies?
Chiropractors do not flip babies. Turning babies is the practice of obstetrics. Chiropractors can help babies which are not assuming a normal birth presentation by adjusting the pelvis. A properly aligned pelvis in the mother will help the baby have the space and mobility it needs to turn itself and assume a normal birth presentation.
What does a pubic bone adjustment do?
Pubic bone adjustments help align the bones at the front of the pelvis which form the pubic symphysis joint. This joint can become inflamed and irritated when the pubic bones are not properly aligned. A misaligned pubic symphysis joint can cause anterior pelvic pain, difficulty walking, and painful delivery.
Can the Webster Technique induce labor?
The evidence is inconclusive on whether the Webster Technique can induce labor. Some patients swear by the fact that they went into labor very shortly after receiving an adjustment to their pelvis. The bottom line is that your baby will come when he or she is ready to be born into this world. Going through delivery with a properly aligned pelvis is simply good common sense!