Pregnancy usually comes with weight gain, additional stress on the back, knees, hips, feet, and ankles. This results in changes in posture and biomechanics, changes in sleeping positions, and limits the ability to move freely during pregnancy.
These changes can put strain on the body and lead to pain. Chiropractic care can help to relieve this pain and improve overall well-being.
Webster Technique is a method utilizing a series of maneuvers performed by trained chiropractors to assist in alleviation of pelvis, low back and hip pain and tension. The technique helps the changing body to feel more balanced and for the uterus to be in a more ideal position for birth.
In this article, we are going to discuss who webster certified chiropractors are and how they help ease your pregnancy.
What Is the Webster Technique?
Webster Technique is a specific sacral analysis that identifies constraints on the sacrum, pelvis and ligaments that connect the uterus to the pelvis. It assists in optimal alignment and function of all the pelvic floor structures to facilitate an easier birth and indirectly, help babies go vertex.
What Is a Webster Certified Chiropractor?
A Webster certified chiropractor is a chiropractor who has completed additional training in the Webster Technique. He/She has been trained to work specifically with pregnant women, with the goal of achieving a safer and more comfortable birth experience.
Webster chiropractors not only have training in this particular technique but also tend to have a deeper focus on and understanding of prenatal and postnatal care, making them a preferred choice for many pregnant individuals seeking chiropractic care.
How Webster Technique Can Improve Pregnancy?
Scheduling treatment sessions with webster certified chiropractors can have multiple benefits for pregnant individuals including:
- Releasing Tension in the Muscles & Improving Range of Motion in the Lower Back
- Relieving Pain and Discomfort Caused by Sciatica & Pregnancy
- Helping the Body to Naturally Reposition a Breech Baby
- Helping to Make Labor More Manageable & Less Painful
Each of the Webster Technique health benefits is going to be explained more below.
Enhancing Joint Mobility & Reducing Tension in the Lower Back
With the additional weight gain during pregnancy, it is very common for the moms to feel more and more stiff in some of their joints as the body biomechanics change and movements lessen.
Working with a Webster certified chiropractor can assist in improving joint mobility in the hips, mid back and neck and to alleviate feelings of stiffness and pressure that come with pregnancy.
Easing Discomfort Caused by Sciatica & Pregnancy
Sciatica can develop from impingement of the sciatic nerve from surrounding muscles, ligaments and even joint restrictions. As the pelvis position changes during pregnancy, the sciatic nerve is also more likely to be involved.
Read more about sciatica health problem and its causes here.
Supporting the Body’s Ability to Reposition a Breech Baby
The Webster Technique focuses on sacrum and pelvis alignment, assisting in improving ligament tension in those areas as well as the ligaments that connect the uterus to the sacrum.
Through this work, we aim to alleviate tension from the uterus which in turn, allows the uterus to be in a more optimal position and for the baby to have more room and freedom to turn and go vertex.
Helping Shorten Labor & Make it Less Painful
As noted above, if the baby’s position is more ideal during labor, the labor process is likely to be shorter and more comfortable for the mother as well.
The Webster Technique and working with a certified Webster Chiropractor during your pregnancy can significantly help with reducing aches and pains and ensuring a smoother delivery.
Is Webster Technique Performed by Fulcrum Therapy Chiropractors?
The short answer is: Yes, the “Webster Technique” is provided by our webster certified pregnancy chiropractors at Fulcrum Therapy health and wellness clinic.
Scheduling a Webster chiropractic session is extremely beneficial during the prenatal period.
Generally, the earlier during the pregnancy that chiropractic care begins, the chances of having an easier, less painful and more comfortable labor increases.
Your chiropractor will be ensuring optimal joint alignment and health for your pelvis, sacrum and all the surrounding ligaments and muscles that help support your uterus.
In addition, Webster certified chiropractors are also trained in prenatal exercise do’s and don’t.
They can share pearls of wisdom when it comes to navigating your prenatal days in relation to movement and exercise and to assist you in building a resilient and strong body as it prepares for labor.
We work alongside pelvic floor physiotherapists and co treat many of our patients for best results as they navigate pregnancy.
We are here to serve you and create a stress free environment so you can have worry free pregnancy and birth.
Go ahead and book your treatment session with our Coquitlam pregnancy chiropractors now!