The Webster Chiropractic Technique is a specialized form of pregnancy-focused care that is designed to specifically address pelvic dysfunction. It seeks to correct pelvic torsion through specific and gentle adjustments to the sacral area in the second lowest spinal region. By doing so, postural issues, as well as spinal misalignments that can affect not only uterine constraint, but also be a causative factor in a number of reproductive and digestive ailments. These may often be corrected with the Webster Technique. It is most often practiced to benefit women during both pre and post-natal periods of pregnancy, to improve function, relieve pain that develops as the baby grows (placing increased pressure and constraint on the low back and pelvic regions) and give mom-to-be the best opportunity to deliver her baby as naturally and comfortably as possible.
About the Webster Chiropractic TechniqueFounded by Dr. Larry Webster, the Webster Chiropractic Technique was first developed to treat women suffering from breech pregnancies—those where the fetus is oriented feet-first rather than head-first as normal. Dr. Webster believed that adjusting the sacral and pelvic regions could help to realign the fetus.
In many cases, the method is used to relieve pressure and stress on the sacrum which cause subluxations. When people experience such misalignments, their energy, mobility and overall health can be negatively affected. Use of the Webster method can restore optimal biomechanics, proper function and reduce the pain and discomfort of these problems.
How the Webster Method WorksThe Webster method recognizes that abnormalities in pelvic positioning or spinal misalignments in the lower back can often result from misalignments of the tail end of the spine, including the coccyx. By using gentle pressure and adjustments, these subluxations can be corrected, mobility restored and natural functioning resumed.
At Rhino Chiropractic, we carefully examine the patient’s resting posture and movement restrictions using the most advanced technology available, before beginning any adjustment process.
Dr. Ryan Mulcahy has completed the requirements needed to be officially Webster certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is acknowledged by the ICPA as proficient in this specific chiropractic skill. Dr. Mulcahy will better serve pregnant women who are preparing for safer and easier birth outcomes.
Webster certified doctors are taught gentle adjusting techniques, individual case management systems and evidence-informed practice to best care for pregnant women. In addition to this, doctors are given an in-depth view of birth and are provided with the necessary skills and resources to support women who want safer natural births.
Dr. Mulcahy has undergone a written and a clinical exam for Webster Certification proficiency. This technique includes a specific chiropractic pelvic analysis and accompanying adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of pelvic misalignment and to restore normal function and balance in the pelvis.
In the care of pregnant women, this pelvic misalignment may lead to difficult labor for the mother (i.e. dystocia). Dystocia, as defined by William’s Obstetrics, is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic misalignment, and baby malposition. Preliminary research indicates that chiropractic adjustments using the Webster Technique may have a positive effect on birth outcomes by addressing these three causes of dystocia.
This certification enables Dr. Mulcahy to expand his range of care to individuals throughout pregnancy with excellence and in accordance with evidence-informed practice.
“With the training and support of ICPA, I am thrilled to provide enhanced care for expecting mothers and would love to be your prenatal chiropractor in Victor, NY.“
– Dr. Ryan Mulcahy