Webster Technique

The Webster Technique is a chiropractic method developed by Dr. Larry Webster to correct pelvic imbalances found in people of any condition, but is particularly useful for pregnant women. It can help pregnant women achieve optimal fetal positioning, especially in breech cases. During pregnancy the pelvis can become misaligned which may complicate delivery. Breech and posterior positions can disrupt natural labor and lead to delivery interventions such as Cesarean sections.

Correct positioning in-utero can optimize delivery for fewer interventions during birth and decrease the potential for stress to the baby’s developing spine and nervous system. The Webster Technique focuses on encouraging normal positioning by adjusting the mother’s hips, pelvis and lower spine through gentle physical manipulation. Dr. Gessay is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association in the Webster Technique.

Clinical studies report an 82% success rate of relief from musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint in cases in which the Webster Technique is administered by a trained physician during the 8th month of pregnancy1. Studies also show that when the Webster Technique was used in cases of breech positioning resulted in resolution in 92% of cases2.

Benefits of the Webster Technique*:

  • Optimal baby positioning
  • Restoring proper nerve function to reproductive organs (helps with fertility)
  • Greater comfort during pregnancy
  • Balanced neck, back, joints and nervous system
  • Reduced nausea, dizziness and joint pain
  • Reduction in back pain during pregnancy3
  • Reduction in the need for painkillers during delivery4
  • Significantly reduced need for Cesarean sections, epidurals, episiotomies, vacuum extractions, forceps
  • 25-31% reduction in average labor time5
  • Reduction in postpartum depression
    *Individual Results May Vary

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We make your health the highest priority and Dr. Gessay is experienced in treating patients during pregnancy. If you are experiencing discomfort or breech positioning during pregnancy, consider coming in for an evaluation to discuss chiropractic options. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

1The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics July–August, 2002Volume 25, Issue 6, Pages 1–9
2Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2007 Spring; 6(2): 70–74.
3Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics,Volume 11, No. 2 December 2010
4Freitag P. Expert testimony of P Freitag MD PhD., comparing the results of two neighbouring hospitals, US District Court Northern Illinois Eastern Division, No.76C 3777. May 1987.
5Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2007 Spring; 6(2): 70–74.

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