The Webster Technique
The Webster Technique was developed by Dr. Larry Webster and has been utilized as a treatment method forboth pregnant and non-pregnant populations. The Webster Technique however, is most commonly recognized as being a pre-natal treatment.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic assessment and treatment, where the goal is to reduce the effects of sacroiliac dysfunction and pelvic girdle pain. Pelvic girdle pain is a term which describes any dysfunction of the sacroiliac and pubic symphysis regions during or after pregnancy. Successful treatment improves the neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral and pelvic region.
Pelvic dysfunction and specific tight muscles and/or ligaments may have an aberrant effect on the uterus and prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. The Webster Technique addresses pelvic girdle dysfunction, as well as the tight muscles and ligaments that often occur during pregnancy. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy may increase the potential for safer, easier births as a result of improved postural and biomechanical pelvic function.
The Webster Technique addresses the following structures:
- Sacroiliac Joint Irritation (and associated ligaments and muscles)
- Pubic Symphysis pain
- Round Ligaments of the uterus
- Psoas muscle tightness
- Low back pain with or without Sciatica
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Other affected joints, ligaments, and muscles.
Dr. Wilson’s treatment may include, but not be limited to the following:
- Webster treatment protocol (gentle mobilizations or adjustments and soft tissue therapy)
- Soft tissue therapies (Active Release Techniques©, trigger point therapy, Graston Technique©)
- Gentle manipulation and mobilization therapy
- Active care – stretches, exercises as indicated
- Patient education