Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself. Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. No referral is necessary to see a Chiropractor, as they are primary health care practitioners.

Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective way to help restore proper structural alignment and movement, helping  relax tight muscles, optimize function, ease pain and discomfort. Chiropractors can utilize multiple techniques including Diversified, Thompson Drop, Activator, Logan and Torque Release Techniques.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy offers a multitude of benefits including restoring proper pelvic movement/balance, decreasing pain and discomfort, allowing women to have a more comfortable pregnancy and often an easier delivery.   Although all chirporactors are trained to work with pregnant women, there are those with a special interest in prenatal and postnatal care that undergo additional training such as Webster certification.   You can be sure of this at the Nest Health.

What is the Webster technique?

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that is utilized during pregnancy. It helps to restore proper movement in a woman’s pelvis and reduces stress in her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state has been clinically shown to allow babies who were in a breech position to turn into a head down position. The Webster technique has been shown to be 82% effective. While the Webster techniques is NOT a breech turning technique, it facilitates proper biomechanics, allowing for more space in the pelvis which reduces the likelihood of in-utero restriction and helps to allow for the space necessary for baby to be in an optimal position.
Pregnant women love their chiropractic visits partly because its often the only time they can lay on their bellies comfortably and safely with the use of specialized pregnancy pillows and tables that have the space for their pregnancy bellies.