Resolution of Breech Presentation after Application of Webster Technique in a 35 Year Old Female: A Case Study
Karen Ferguson, D.C., F.I.C.P.A. Bio & Greg Kulesza, D.C. Bio
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 113-117
Objective: The chiropractic care of a woman with a breech pregnancy using the Webster
Technique is described.
Clinical Features: A 35 year old woman presented to the office during the 30th week of her
second pregnancy after her doula determined that the fetus was in breech position.
Intervention and Outcome: The patient was evaluated via Webster Technique which revealed a
sacral subluxation and trigger points along the round ligament. She was adjusted using a drop
mechanism table followed by effleurage trigger point therapy and home exercises. After four
adjustments the fetus was determined to have turned from transverse breech to vertex position.
She reported a successful vaginal birth.
Conclusion: Chiropractic care was administered to a pregnant patient with a breech presentation
using the Webster Technique. Post ultrasound confirmed the vertex position and cesarean
section was avoided.
Key Words: Chiropractic, Webster Technique, pregnancy, breech presentation, intrauterine
constraint, sacral subluxation