A father of two, Dr. Paul is an expert at performing what is known as the Webster Technique, a specific chiropractic technique and diversified adjustment used to help pregnant women prepare for a safe, natural and healthy delivery.
At Onalaska Family Chiropractic and Wellness in Onalaska, WI, Dr. Paul Gasch has ample experience in offering the best in chiropractic care to pregnant women – helping to ensure that mother and child emerge healthy from childbirth.
What Is The Webster Technique?
The technique was developed by Larry Webster, the late founder of the professional organization International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Webster created the specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that bears his name, and which is used today by chiropractors around the world.
The Webster Technique allows chiropractors to create balance in a pregnant woman’s pelvis. This in turn reduces stress to the uterus and supporting ligaments.
Achieving this state of balance in the pelvis allows for the best fetal positioning and increases the likelihood of safe deliveries. This reduces the worry and potential medical crisis often
associated abnormal fetal positioning.
The Webster Technique is most often used to treat what is known as sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning.
There are cases published in the chiropractic literature that support this theory. More research is needed and is currently underway by the ICPA.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) strongly recommends that women utilize chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to detect and alleviate sacral imbalance and optimize pelvic neuro-biomechanics in the mother.
Because of the particular female adaptations from the increase of hormones, weight gain and postural adaptations, pregnant mothers have a greater chance of sacral subluxation and neuro-biomechanical imbalance than the general population.
Additionally, because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nerve system stress, pregnant mothers may have significant benefit by having their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.
This helps establish pelvic balance and increases room the baby needs to properly develop throughout a woman’s pregnancy.
At Onalaska Family Chiropractic and Wellness, we want you to have the happiest, healthiest, pregnancy possible for both mom and your baby.
To learn how chiropractic care can help you and your baby come through pregnancy and delivery safely and in good health, contact Dr. Paul at Onalaska Family Chiropractic and Wellness today.