The Webster Technique

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment to a woman’s pelvic region which reduces the interference to the nervous system and creates balance in the pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. By reducing nervous system interference, improved function of the pelvic muscles and ligaments lead to the reduction of undue tension in the woman’s uterus This may allow the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.

The Webster Technique is used when a misaligned pelvis causes the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. It is these tense muscles and ligaments which may prevent the baby from achieving the best possible position for birth. (For more information and research about the Webster Technique click link:

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Dr. Clemente realizes that visiting a chiropractor for the first time during your pregnancy can be a little uneasy, therefore, Dr. Clemente will do everything she can to make sure you and your family feel right at home during your treatment. We do have various adjustable tables and supportive cushions to allow a pregnant woman to lay face down comfortably. There are many gentle ways to adjust pregnant women so that she can be at ease about seeking chiropractic care during this very special time in her life. We can assure you that Dr. Clemente will take the time to answer all your questions and calm your concerns. She is here for you and your baby!

What to expect when having the Webster Technique:

  1. To assess for the Webster Technique, the pregnant woman will lay face down on a chiropractic exam table that releases for her belly with or without the use of pregnancy pillow(s) depending on the woman’s comfort and the doctors’ recommendations. There are different sizes to the pillows so as your pregnancy advances we can maintain your comfort.

    Without Pillows


    With pregnancy pillows

  2. Once face down properly, and then both legs are flexed up to the buttocks to identify which side of the pelvis needs to be adjusted.
  3. To make the adjustment needed the pregnant woman will remain in a face down position on the adjusting table. The adjustment will be done by using a Drop Table Technique. A specific part of the lower part of the table is raised one inch and when the adjustment is made by the doctor the table will drop one inch to accentuate the gentle force the doctor uses. Then the doctor will recheck the area to confirm the adjustment was effective.

    Adjustment being preformed


    Here the spine is being checked

  4. Next, the pregnant woman will be asked to lay face up on the table. The doctor will then assess for round ligament tenderness and the required corrections are made with the gentlest techniques possible.

    “Adjusting Hannah”
  5. Some women will also experience upper back and neck pain during their pregnancies due to the continuously changing biomechanics of the body as the pregnancy progresses. May women find much relief from having these areas treated by a chiropractor as well.

    Adjusting upper back


    Adjusting neck

TESTIMONIAL ABOUT THE WEBSTER TECHNIQUE:

I decided to try the Webster Method of chiropractic 35 weeks into my pregnancy. The baby was still presenting in the breech presentation. My first visit to Dr. Nicole was great; she made me feel very comfortable and also educated me on the Webster Method. On my way home from my first visit I am convinced the baby flipped into the vertex position. I was in the car and the baby became very, very active and at my next visit to my OBGYN the baby was presenting vertex. Receiving chiropractic care during my last month of pregnancy has been great. Dr. Nicole has relieved a lot of pressure in my lower back and neck. She has also been able to keep my sciatic nerve in check. I wish I would have contacted her sooner.

– Lauren Y