Webster Technique Proficiency Certification
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association offers Doctors of Chiropractic the opportunity to receive a Certificate of Proficiency in the Webster Technique.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
The theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women is that sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
The Webster Certification is offered in conjunction with Dr. Ohm's Perinatal Class. It is optional and occurs at the end of the class. There is an additional fee to take the Webster exam. To be certified, you must be a current dues paying member. Once qualified, the attendee will receive Webster Proficiency Certification status, get posted to the ICPA web site as Webster certified and receive a certificate of proficiency. The ICPA recognizes the doctor's Webster's certification status with their continued ICPA D.C. membership. ICPA recognition of your proficiency remains valid with your on-going ICPA annual membership.
For those who have not maintained ICPA annual membership since the date of their certification class, or who attended the class more than 5 years ago without maintaining consistent membership in that time period, they may be required to take a refresher class to reinstate their certification status.
Students may test for the Webster Proficiency Certification at the time of the class and pay the certification fee at that time. When they graduate and become a practicing DC, they must contact the ICPA office and upgrade their ICPA membership to DC status before they are entitled to receive their Certificate of Proficiency.
Read more about the technique here: http://icpa4kids.com/about/webster_technique.htm
Read published literature about the technique here: http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/Webster-Technique/