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What is Chiropractic? Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the


diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, with emphasis on the spine. When visiting a chiropractor for an initial consultation, the appointment will comprise of a detailed discussion about your pain, lifestyle and history of the problem, followed by postural and orthopaedic examinations. Chiropractic care includes gentle adjustments, exercises and health and lifestyle counselling.


Is Chiropractic Suitable During Pregnancy? In nine short months, every single day brings new developments as two little cells become 3 trillion! A woman’s body changes a lot during pregnancy, these changes are incredible and at times challenging! These changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture. This can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine or pelvis. Chiropractic care in pregnancy can promote comfort and minimise general aches and pains including joint pain and back pain.


Chiropractors work on your spine and pelvis during pregnancy to promote optimal balanced movement and alignment. Ensuring your spine, pelvis and nervous system are balanced will help your body adapt in the best possible way. Chiropractors are trained in a wide variety of safe and gentle techniques, specifically Webster technique, to support you during this incredible journey. We often work with health visitors, midwives and lactation


consultants to offer you advice and information to make the best possible choices.


What is The Webster Technique and How Does it Work? Webster is a pregnancy specific technique which pays special attention to the pelvis. Webster technique is a way to analyse and treat the pelvis with special consideration of the sacrum and its surrounding ligaments and muscles. This technique may help establish a balanced pelvis during this vital time in preparation for the birth process. We will also advise on exercises and postures that encourage optimum positioning of your baby.


What Does The Research Say? Women often experience low back pain during pregnancy and labour. Combining Chiropractic care with standard obstetric care has been shown to be more effective in relieving pain than obstetric care alone1


. Women who received


chiropractic care also reported experiencing less pain during labour2.


Author, Lauren Comley, BSc MSc, Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Webster Practitioner.


Editor Helen McClorry, Babies on board Magazine.


1 George, J.W. A Randomized controlled trial comparing multimodal intervention and standard obstetrics care for low back pain and pelvic pain in pregnancy. AM J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Apr;208(4):295. 2 Diakow, P.R. Back pain during pregnancy and labour JMPT 1991 Feb;14(2):116-8.


Dedicated to helping your body heal itself and achieve optimal health.


Lauren Comley, BSc MSc Doctor of Chiropractic,


Certified Webster Practitioner.


Laura Knowles, MChiro Doctor of Chiropractic,


Certified Webster Practitioner.


Get in touch with any questions you have about Chiropractic or The Webster Technique Tel. 01442 863800


www.berkhamstedchiropractic.com 20% off new patient consultation with this advert


Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Coleshill House, 69 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DE


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