The Webster Technique, discovered by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, is a specific chiropractic adjustment to correct sacral subluxation. Used most often on pregnant women, this adjustment balances muscles and ligaments in the woman's pelvis, and may remove undue tension to the uterus.
All of our doctors are certified to perform the Webster Technique. The goal of the Webster Technique is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation (misalignments), and sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction. For clarification, the SI joint is located in the lower back, approximately where the lumbar spine ends and sacrum begins. After performing the Webster technique adjustment, the alignment to the spine and pelvis is greatly improved. Sacral subluxations may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of a sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of difficult labor.
Correcting pelvic alignment through Chiropractic adjustments creates healthy pelvic positioning, which may help to prevent birth complications. Because of its importance, the Webster Technique is recommended throughout pregnancy to detect and alleviate any imbalances and optimize pelvic alignment.