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CASE STUDY
 
 
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 

 
Abstract


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




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