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The Webster Technique
February 12, 2019
In our continuous effort to always be changing and improving the way we care for our patients, Dr. Bruner has recently received his certification to perform webster technique! This technique has been taught for over 30 years and is well recognized in the chiropractic and prenatal communities as one of the best ways to improve pain and function during pregnancy. Our office is very excited to expand our services and expertise in pediatrics and pregnancy, in addition to all the great care that we’ve provided for these patients in the past.
For those who are not familiar with the Webster technique, the definition provided by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is as follows: “The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of pelvic and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved”. In layman’s terms, this specific adjustment reduces nervous system stress, balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, and optimizes the mother’s pelvic function in pregnancy and birth. Given the changes a mother’s body goes through in order to support a pregnancy, sacral and pelvic function is important for optimal health of the mother and baby.
Some common symptoms experienced by pregnant mothers that can be treated by webster technique and chiropractic care include:
Low back pain
Round ligament pain
Headaches and neck pain
Generalized muscle fatigue
Overactive nervous system (STRESS!)
And many others! Talk to our doctors if you are experiencing these or other muscle and joint issues to see if you would be a good candidate for chiropractic care during your pregnancy.
A typical appointment will include a musculoskeletal and neurological exam, as well as a full health history and consultation.Gentle spinal correction and soft tissue treatments will be performed, as well as any additional therapies (such as massage or trigger point work) the doctor deems appropriate. Typically the need for chiropractic care increases with pregnancy and post-natal recovery, so if you haven’t been seen for a while, schedule a visit today!