If you are unfamiliar with prenatal chiropractic care, you may have wondered about its safety or its purpose during pregnancy. With a Webster certified chiropractor, you will receive pregnancy-specific care to aid in pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know about the Webster technique in prenatal chiropractic care.
What is the Webster Technique?
The Webster Technique is defined as: “a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In doing so neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved.”
The Webster Technique is named after Dr. Larry Webster who developed this technique after attending his daughters’ labor. Although he adjusted her throughout her pregnancy, he believed that a more direct approach focused on the pelvis would have resulted in a better outcome. Dr. Webster began practicing this technique on multiple pregnant women and consistently saw better outcomes. In 2000, the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) began a certification program for this technique. Now doctors around the world are taught the Webster technique in prenatal chiropractic and are certified through the ICPA.
Why Should I Seek a Webster Certified Chiropractor?
While your chiropractor has gone through extensive training for their license, a menial amount of those hours are dedicated to OBGYN and pediatrics. Webster certified chiropractors receive hours of training dedicated fully to prenatal patients. Those who are members of the ICPA are also required to continue their training in order to maintain certification through the ICPA.
Your body goes through very unique changes during pregnancy. From round ligament pain to pubic bone pain, and beyond that you want someone knowledgeable and confident to help with these transitions. While you may already have a chiropractor you see regularly, these are not the issues they are used to helping with. Dr. Alison Day is a Webster Certified Chiropractor in Charlotte, NC. If you do not live in the Charlotte area, you can find a Webster Certified chiropractor here.
“Dr. Allison is very knowledgeable and really takes the time to explain what she’s doing and why she is doing it. The initial consultation was very thorough and totally worth it. I’m currently 38 1/2 weeks pregnant and at almost 36 weeks I was told that my baby was breeched and after some research, I found that seeing a chiropractor could help make room for baby to flip into position. After 3 sessions with Dr. Allison, I had another ultrasound and, aside from the obvious benefits of seeing a chiropractor like less back pain, my baby flipped into head-down position! Dr. Allison gave me exercises I could do at home as well and checked in on me to see how I was doing after appointments. She was always right on time for appointments and very professional yet extremely friendly and made me feel comfortable. I would have never thought about a prenatal chiropractor but now I’d tell any expecting mama to make an appointment!” – Chantel J.
At Better Day Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to serving you throughout your pregnancy and postpartum recovery. We also offer sports, family, and pediatric chiropractic care. If you are located in Charlotte or the surrounding areas, reach out to us today.