Webster Technique St. Catharines

As your child’s birth date is right around the corner, you’re excited and ready to hear that they’re in perfect condition for delivery.

But, breech babies or feet-first condition affects approximately 4 percent of full-term births. When a baby is breech, doctors should either try to turn the infant head initially in the weeks before birth or perform a cesarean for a risk-free delivery.

Increasingly more people are counting on chiropractic treatment throughout their pregnancies to resolve their concerns that may contribute to breech presentation and for overall optimal function. One similar method that has been used for years is called the Webster Therapy.
Below is information about this method, how it is performed, and some of it’s amazing health benefits for pregnant women.

The Webster Technique Is An Effective Treatment that Can Help With:

  • Reduces the likelihood of C-section
  • Alleviate leg pain, leg tightness, muscle imbalances, joint pain, neck pain and back pain with a drug-free treatment approach
  • Aids in faster recovery after birth
  • Address misalignments in the pelvis
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Addresses general health concerns

How does the Webster technique work?

The Webster Therapy begins with a detailed chiropractic assessment of the sacrum as well as it's positioning within the pelvis. Adjustments and manipulation are then executed to put the sacrum back right into the appropriate alignment. Massage therapy and also stretching of the attachment points of the uterine ligaments with the tummy's wall is also applied.


Is Webster technique only for breech babies?

It is a chiropractic technique that can be beneficial throughout the pregnancy. Furthermore, it can be used for breech babies too.

When should you start the Webster technique?

Although you can consider Webster technique at almost any time after pregnancy. But, some people get it done after the 32nd week of pregnancy especially if the baby is breech.

Your individualized treatment plan at NHRC may include Webster technique in combination with other therapies (active release technique, graston technique, contemporary medical acupuncture, pediatric care, prenatal care)

Can Webster Technique Hurt Babies?

We have been asked many times if the Webster technique can cause harm to a fetus or newborn infant. The answer is no! In fact, it is considered a very safe procedure for pregnant ladies and this technique works amazingly well for both mother and child.

How Long Does the Webster Technique Take?

It takes about 30 minutes to an hour. It depends on how much time you have available and what your goals are for treatment. The goal is usually to get a patient back into their home as quickly as possible.

What Happens During the Webster Technique?

We start with some basic assessments of where the pain is coming from and then we do our assessment of movement patterns. After that, a unique customized treatment plan is developed based on your assessment findings and expected treatment goals. 

Why Choose NHRC for The Webster Technique in St Catharines

The Webster Technique was developed by Dr. Larry Webster and has been utilized as a treatment method forboth pregnant and non-pregnant populations. The Webster Technique however, is most commonly recognized as being a pre-natal treatment. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic assessment and treatment, where the goal is to reduce the effects of sacroiliac dysfunction and pelvic girdle pain. Pelvic girdle pain is a term which describes any dysfunction of the sacroiliac and pubic symphysis regions during or after pregnancy. Successful treatment improves the neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral and pelvic region. Pelvic dysfunction and specific tight muscles and/or ligaments may have an aberrant effect on the uterus and prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. The Webster Technique addresses pelvic girdle dysfunction, as well as the tight muscles and ligaments that often occur during pregnancy. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy may increase the potential for safer, easier births as a result of improved postural and biomechanical pelvic function.

Areas We Serve:

Our patients come from all across Niagara including:

Western Hill
Port Dalhousie

Insurance Covered physiotherapy, chiropractor, massage therapy. Extended Health Coverage Direct Billing Available.

Clinic Hours:

Monday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Tuesday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Wednesday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Thursday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Friday 8a.m.–6:30p.m.
Saturday 8a.m.–2p.m.
Sunday Closed