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The Webster Technique: A Chiropractic Technique

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Objective: The purpose of this study is to survey members of the I.C.P.A. regarding their experiences with the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique designed to relieve the musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint, which lead to cesarean section.

Results: 187 surveys were returned from 1,047 members of the I.C.P.A., Inc throughout the United States and Canada, constituting a return rate of 17.86%. One hundred twelve surveys were returned from which to derive data. Of the 112 responses, 102 resulted in resolution of the breech presentation while 10 remained unresolved.

Conclusion: In this study the doctors surveyed reported a high proportion of success in relieving the musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint with the Webster Technique (82%). When successful, the Webster Technique avoids the costs and/or risks of wither, ECV, cesarean section or vaginal trial of breech. In view of these findings the Webster Technique deserves serious consideration in the health care management of expectant mothers exhibiting adverse fetal presentation.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2002 Jul-Aug;25(6): E1-9