The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment used to correct subluxations in the pregnant mother’s sacrum and pelvis. These adjustments relax the mother’s muscles and ligaments, providing the physiological environment necessary for normal baby positioning. (Remember, chiropractors work to correct subluxations or misalignments of spinal bones and other joints. When subluxated, spinal bones put pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal nerves causing malfunction of any part of the body.)
Dr. Larry Webster, Founder of the Internationsl Chiropractic Pediatric Association, developed this technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic structure and function for pregnant mothers. Some expectant mothers presenting breech will respond to the non-invasive, safe technique.
Most commonly known for its success in allowing breech babies to turn, the Webster technique also assists other non-vertex positioning which may indicate the presence of subluxation. Chiropractors trained in this technique strongly recommend its use throughout pregnancy to detect subluxations. For more information visit icpa4kids.com.