Webster Technique

If you are pregnant and your baby is not head down, then you've probably seen the Webster Technique pop up in google. Dr. Erica Heppe is one of only a few doctors trained in this technique in the Fredericksburg area


What is the Webster Technique?


The Webster Technique is a gentle, effective, and specific chiropractic adjustment. It involves balancing the pelvis and surrounding muscles/ligaments. When the low back and pelvis are working optimally it allows more room for the baby to grow in the head down position. The purpose of this technique is to decrease any constrictions in the body that would cause the baby to be breeched. 


When can you get this treatment?

Plus later in your pregnancy you can still 

The Webster Technique can be performed throughout your pregnancy to help reduce low back pan as your belly grows. Towards the end of your pregnancy weeks 36-40 you should be treated weekly to help keep up with all the changes going on inside your body. If the baby is not head down at 38 weeks you may need to be seen twice a week. Each pregnancy is different so each treatment is different. Some women have more pain in the upper back, get headaches, or have foot pain. Both Dr. Heppes have experienced pregnancy firsthand and will tailor the treatment to fit 

How to find a Webster Certified Doctor? 

To find a doctor that is certified in the Webster Technique click here and enter your zip code. The chiropractors that are involved in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association are dedicated to providing you and your family with top care.

What to Expect

Not to mention that chiropractic care involves NO drugs! Nothing that can harm your baby will enter your system. 

Not to mention that chiropractic care involves NO drugs! Nothing that can harm your baby will enter your system. 

Dr. Heppe will first take a comprehensive history and perform an orthopedic exam. She will evaluate your low back and tummy for pain, tightness, or discomfort. She will also look to see if one leg is slightly shorter than a shorter leg (which shows the pelvis is tilted on one side). After the evaluation Dr. Heppe will stretch out any tight or constricted muscles/ligaments, like the round ligament or psoas muscle, and balance out your hips.

After the treatment she will give you certain exercises you can do at home to help keep everything moving well!

Read more here on the top reasons you will love our office if you are pregnant!

Comment below to let us know if you have any questions? Or you can let us know if you have experienced the Webster Technique? How did you feel afterwards?