Dr. Nichelle is certified in the Webster Technique, which is primarily used on women throughout their pregnancy to reduce pelvic dysfunctions. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) defines the technique as, “a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. ”
The technique involves adjusting the sacrum and working on specific muscles and ligaments that relate directly to the pelvis that are commonly affected during pregnancy. If the pelvis is not moving in its optimal patterns, this can directly affect to the female anatomy such as the uterus that have not only neural relations, but also biomechanical relations. In terms of the biomechanics the pelvis can have restrictions related to the joint, ligaments, and/or muscles.
The joints may be restricted in the pelvis, which is the reason for the adjustment. The muscles can get tight for many reasons, one of which is their need to stabilize the pelvis as the ligaments get loose from the hormone relaxin. Then last, but not lease the uterus has many ligaments that attach to the pelvis that during pregnancy stretch a significant amount to adapt for the growing baby. Because they undergo so many changes and so much stretch, they are tight and can cause restrictions to the pelvis. The combination of the joint, muscle, and ligament restrictions can collectively cause pelvic dysfunction, which should be reduced as much as possible in the pregnant population due to the significant role the pelvis plays throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery.