In March of 2019, Dr. Amanda traveled to Vancouver, BC to complete a prenatal and perinatal chiropractic care training and obtain her certification of Proficiency in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
The Webster Technique is a chiropractic analysis and treatment method specific to pregnant women. The goal of the Webster technique is to reduce the effects of spinal subluxation, particularly in the hips and pelvis, and in doing so improve neurological as well as biomechanical function in this area. In reducing musculoskeletal imbalance and tension, this technique may also support optimal positioning of the fetus in the uterus. The treamtent itself includes safe, gentle chiropractic manipulation as well as manual soft tissue techniques. The benefits of receiving Webster technique throughout pregnancy are many, but include the following:
*decreased physical pain, often associated with pregnancy
*increased spinal alignment particularly of the lower back, hips, and pelvis, offering greater potential for optimal positioning of baby in the uterus
*increased nervous system functioning of both mother and baby
*increased pelvic and core muscle tone, which assists in birthing
*increased blood flow and healing
*decreased uterus torsion
*a more balanced sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest, heal, digest) nervous system
*stress reduction for both mother and baby
*reduced labor times and pain, as revealed in research study done by Dr. Joan Fallon
The ICPA values research and is dedicated to providing evidence-informed research in support of family chiropractic care. The organization has compiled a large database of research articles and data from thousands of chiropractors worldwide, which also highlight the safety and efficacy of prenatal, perinatal, and pediatric chiropractic care. You can find that database here: https://icpa4kids.com/research/
To schedule a prenatal chiropractic session, simply request an appointment online or via phone and state that you are currently pregnant and seeking specific prenatal care and the Webster Technique. All rates are typically the same as our regular holistic chiropractic session rates. Dr. Amanda often incoporates other adjustments, Applied Kinesiology treatments, and more into her prenatal chiropractic sessions. If you would like to speak with Dr. Amanda further regarding prenatal care, please feel free to call or email us.