Webster Technique/Pediatric Care
Dr. Hamel is certified in Webster technique, which is primarily used throughout pregnancy to reduce the amount of pelvic subluxations, in turn creating the most amount of space available. Dr. Hamel combines Webster with SOT for optimal function and stability of the pelvic inlet.
The technique is defined by the Internaiotnal Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) 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 a specific adjustment of the sacrum as well as work on the ligaments and muscles involved with growth during pregnancy. As the hormones increase in particular the hormone relaxin, the ligaments in the pelvis and uterus loosen in preparation for growth of the baby, and ultimately birth. This causes distortions throughout the body, but specifically in the muscles and joints of the pelvis, which causes restriction. Any pelvic distortion should be minimized because of the huge role in labor and delivery.
Webster combined with SOT and craniopathy is not only vital for pelvis stability, decrease in symptoms, and easier deliveries, but optimizes entire body function. In particular being able to relax the TMJ is important for mothers giving birth. If there is any dysfunction in this joint, which is common with pelvic instability, this can complicate the birth process.