Hands for Health



The Webster Technique

The Webster Technique, discovered by Dr. Larry Webster, the founder of International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, is one such specific adjustment for pregnant mothers.  Working to correct sacral subluxations, this technique balances pelvic muscles and ligaments in the women's pelvis, removes constraint and allows the baby to get into the best possible postion for the birth. Dr. Webster instructed many Doctors of Chiropractic in this technique and their combined results showed a high success rate in allowing babies in the breech position to move into the normal head down or vertex position.   Because of its ability to facilitate easier, safer deliveries for both mother and baby, many birth care providers are actively seeking Doctors of Chiropractic with the skills in this technique.

              Dr. Ruth Durkee, DC is ICPA Certified and has been caring for and adjusting pregnant women throughout their pregnancy in the Dallas area using Webster Technique and other techniques tailored to pregnant mothers for a healthier more comfortable pregnancy since 1995 .  Although she loves every aspect of being a Chiropractor, her work with pregnant women is special to her.



     Chapter 19 Of William's Obstectrics describes dystocia as due to abnormalities of the expulsive forces.  These abnormalities include:

  • Uterine dysfunction (muscle)....due to nerve interference.
  • Abnormal position, adverse space, constrained position.
  • Intra-uterine constraint causing abnormalities of presentation development.
  • Pelvic contraction - trauma or other non-traumatic forces to the pelvis causing it to be out of balance.
  • Congenital or soft tissue abnormalities. May include fibroids & scarring.

Chiropractic Adjustments reduce interference to the nervous system allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential.

Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve interference and balance spinal and pelvic structure.

Chiropractic care prevents the common discomforts associated with pregnancy and is shown to reduce the need for pain medications and medical intervention.