The Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique
Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system — the conduit of intelligence between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct subluxations (misalignments) of the individual spinal bones. When subluxation, these bones put pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves causing malfunction in any part of the body.
Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association developed the Webster Technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic structure and function for pregnant mothers.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. In so doing, neuro- biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved.
The ICPA recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia). Dystocia is caused by an adequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal- presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment in the tightening and portion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant affect on the uterus they prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
Because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions, all pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health potential for themselves and their developing baby. Yes, chiropractic care from conception and continued after birth for both mother and child is given many families an opportunity for greater health.
The Webster Technique is just another service that we offer for our patients here at Audubon Park Chiropractic & Wellness. Contact us today for more information.