Updated: Jun 27
This blog was co written by Dr. Patel and Dr. Forsyth
What is Webster Technique?
Webster technique is a specific analysis and gentle adjustment which targets the sacrum, SI joints, pelvic muscles and ligaments, and optimizes the mother's pelvic function in pregnancy and birth.
History behind Webster Technique
The technique was discovered by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, in the 1980s. Dr. Webster found the protocol to be a safe way to restore pelvic balance and function and ease pain and discomfort during pregnancy and childbirth.
When is it safe to book an appointment?
The technique is safe at any point in pregnancy, although women are encouraged to come in as soon as possible, to help alleviate dysfunction and pain throughout their pregnancy journey.
If you are pregnant and are noticing low back, pubic, or hip pain, the Webster technique is for you. Even if you do not have signs of discomfort, opening up the pelvis can help with optimizing function throughout your pregnancy. When the pelvic bones and the ligaments that attach from them to the womb are well-balanced it may help allow the baby optimal space to grow throughout pregnancy, and may optimize baby's ability to get into the best possible position for birth. Dr. Hetal and Dr. Antonya are both Webster technique certified to ensure that you are getting the best possible care during your pregnancy
What to expect on your first visit:
At your first visit with a certified Webster practitioner, you will be assessed from head head to toe to identify imbalances and muscle/ligament tightness. The practitioner will then use Webster protocol to administer the adjustments and correct the imbalances. This involves a gentle adjustment to the restricted joints, and a gentle release of the associated muscles and ligaments. Any other concerns will also be addressed at this time.
Continuing care after delivery:
We encourage you to continue care for yourself and your baby. After your delivery your baby and your body must recover from certain traumas. Postnatal chiropractic helps bringing the mother’s body back into a state of balance as it works to rebuild the blood, balance fluid levels, and heal the affected areas.