Webster Technique Chiropractic Adjustment For Pregnant Women in New York City

Chiropractic spinal and pelvic adjustments alleviate the commonplace discomforts of pregnancy such as back pain, hip pain, sciatica, and heartburn. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic spinal adjustment to help facilitate a pregnant woman’s pelvic alignment, symmetry, and optimal nerve system function. This in turn balances pelvic muscles, tendons and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus, and thereby, offer a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning.  Chiropractic adjustments also makes the pelvis more resilient so that pelvic joints move more comfortably in labor for easier birthing.

Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association developed this chiropractic adjustment which is formally recognized as the “Webster Technique” (a gentle and effective method  to restore proper pelvic balance and function and freeing subluxations to the sacrum of the mother and improve her comfort throughout pregnancy in preparation for a safer, easier birth). This Webster technique is helpful in encouraging babies to turn vertex into optimal fetal positioning on their own.

This is important because obstetric literature has determined that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects birth outcome and decreases the potential for undue stress to the baby’s birthing experience.  During the late stages of pregnancy, an innate intelligence that begins in utero communicates with the mother’s body and allows for the initiation of pre-programmed instincts to prepare for birth and life outside of the womb (encourage baby to turn head-down, or vertex, in what is considered an optimal position). When the baby is head down with the back of his head facing towards the front of mothers body, there is decreased stress on his / her spine. Hence it’s prudent that the Webster technique be applied to women throughout pregnancy to spot and mitigate any imbalances and optimize pelvic neuro-biomechanics.

It’s important to be mindful during pregnancy, hormonal levels in a woman’s body are heightened, weight is gained, and posture is altered.  In sum a woman’s body experiences a “perfect storm” often which produces sacral (second to last bone of the spine) subluxation and pelvic imbalance.  Subluxations can diminish overall nervous system function, thus disrupting the messages being received by the body from the brain, and by the brain from the body. As well as the messaging between mother and unborn baby. There are great benefits of chiropractic adjustments on all body functions. Pregnant women should have their spines evaluated and cared for regularly by a chiropractor throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.   The Webster Technique is most effective and may take several sessions to free subluxations and allow the mother’s system to adapt to its new way of being.

Breach Baby Position

Breach baby position with chiropractic Webster technique is a topic we as Chiropractors are not supposed to talk about. Apparently, the medical obstetrics group had an issue with Chiropractors claiming we treat breach positioned babies in-utero. So chiropractors are advised to not make such statements.

When a pregnant mother comes in to visit a chiropractor because her baby is in the breach position, a chiropractor certified in the Webster technique has the knowledge and skill-set needed to indirectly help the mother-to-be correct the baby breach presentation.

The Webster technique does not teach the chiropractor to treat the baby, on the contrary, the treatment technique is for the mother specifically. It is the intended expression of innate life force, the mother’s musculoskeletal re-alignment, freeing of spinal subluxation, improved spinal biomechanics, etc., from the technique that gives opportunity for the maximum expression of natural, nature driven, uncompromised expression of health. This ultimately translates into the baby’s full, maximum expression of life and health in-utero. Prompting the baby to turn towards the correct position, ready for delivery.

For the baby breach position, Dr. Kaminsky incorporates Craniosacral Therapy and gentle non-force chiropractic techniques to help the mother with facilitating a natural, healthy turning of the baby, into a correct downward position of the baby’s body and head. improving the chances of natural, vaginal childbirth.

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy in NYC.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues.  The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.

The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health. 

Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments.  This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable.  By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.

The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain.  To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.