Chiropractic care during pregnancy can play a vital role in not only the health of the mom and baby, but also in the birthing process and post-partum recovery. One specific technique, the Webster Technique, offers many benefits for pregnant women. A Charlotte chiropractor with a Webster Certification, one who is highly trained in this specific technique, could be just who you are looking for to experience a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.
About the Webster Technique
The Webster Technique is a specific type of adjustment that focuses on removing spinal misalignments while focusing on the pelvic area for optimal results during pregnancy, as well as in labor and delivery. Developed by Dr. Larry Webster, this technique has improved pregnancy and the birthing experience for so many women for decades. Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic is highly trained and certified in this non-invasive, effective technique that many women have found extremely beneficial throughout pregnancy.
Webster adjustments impact what is known in the world of obstetrics as “power, passage, and passenger.” Power refers to the ability of the uterus to properly contract effectively to deliver the baby. The Webster technique has an arguable impact on power due to the fact that the nerves that control the uterus arise from the lower dorsal spine and the sacrum. Passage refers to the shape of the pelvis and how that shape impacts the baby’s passage through it. Misalignments in the pelvic area can negatively impact the ability of the baby to pass through the birth canal. Lastly is the passenger, which refers to the baby. If the baby is not in the proper position for delivery it will have a negative impact on the birth. The goal of the Webster Technique is not to turn or reposition a malpositioned baby. The goal is to allow and encourage a proper neurological and biomechanical function of the pelvis and uterus, thus allowing for the optimal position for the baby and the best birth outcome. The positive impact on power, passage, and passenger makes the Webster Technique a pivotal part to every pregnancy, and being under the care of a Webster certified chiropractor through the entire pregnancy will help to ensure the best outcome for mom and baby!
Because of the popularity of the Webster Technique, the ICPA implemented a course dedicated to this technique called the Webster Technique Certification. While many chiropractors may say they implement this technique, only some are highly trained and knowledgeable about the Webster Technique. Some chiropractors, such as Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant, have received the Webster Certification, verifying proficiency, skill, and expertise in this technique. To receive this certification, chiropractors must be properly trained in this technique and its application by an upstanding organization. With this certification comes the trust that moms-to-be are in capable hands of skilled chiropractors with focused training and who are knowledgeable and able to adequately perform and implement this technique to its fullest potential.
A Commitment to Health
Chiropractic care as a whole is extremely beneficial to overall health and wellness. And it’s not only pregnant women who can benefit from chiropractic care. Dr. Grant is committed to full-body health for the whole family. His practice strives to raise awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and to provide improved quality of life for the whole community. When the spine is properly aligned, the central nervous system is able to send and receive messages without interference, ensuring that the body can function optimally. This eliminates the nerve interference that can cause chaos and is at the root of so many health concerns. Gentle and safe chiropractic care removes these misalignments to restore nerve communication so you can continue living your best life. For more information about how chiropractic care can benefit your family, contact Webster-certified chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic. It really can make a world of difference for both pregnant women and their whole family, so schedule your consultation today.
“About the Webster Technique.” https://icpa4kids.com/training/webster-certification/webster-technique/
Pistolese, R.A. (2002). “the Webster Technique: A chiropractic technique with obstetric implications.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 6(25): 1-9.