Pregnancy and the Webster Technique
Dr. Tara Brown, (Hon) BA Kin, DC, ART®, D. Ac - Doctor of Chiropractic
Are you or someone you know pregnant and experiencing low back pain? Sciatic pain? Experiencing pain with movement or walking? If so, then seeking care from a Webster certified chiropractor might be beneficial to you or your loved one.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment technique geared more frequently towards pregnant women. The goal of treatment is to reduce dysfunction in the SI joints (the joints that connect your sacrum to your pelvis) in order to balance the pelvis, hips, and back while pregnant.
While this technique can be beneficial for anyone, it is especially beneficial during pregnancy. Changes in hormones, weight gain, and altered posture during this time can increase the chance of sacral or pelvic dysfunction. A certified Webster practitioner checks for stiffness of your pelvis by seeing if there is any tightness and/or rotation of your sacrum, the triangular bone at the base of the spine that connects to two hip bones. Addressing imbalances in the pelvis and correcting faulty biomechanics can help decrease pelvic and low back pain during pregnancy. This may contribute to a more comfortable pregnancy and birth.
It is often recommended that this technique be used throughout a mother’s pregnancy to detect and alleviate any imbalances in the sacrum and to optimize pelvic function.
For more information, feel free to book a 15-minute consultation appointment with Dr. Tara Brown, a certified Webster practitioner.