To describe the results from chiropractic care of a patient presenting with a breech pregnancy using the Webster Technique analysis with Activator Adjusting Instrument thrust.

Clinical Features:

A 30 year old woman in her 34th week of pregnancy with her second child presented for a regular chiropractic visit after having an ultrasound that determined the baby was in a breech position. She had a previous cesarean section and was continuing chiropractic care with hopes of avoiding another cesarean section.

Intervention and Outcome:

Webster Technique was used to analyze the patient and a light force adjusting instrument (Activator Adjusting Instrument) was used to administer an adjustment. Trigger point therapy was also performed according to Webster protocol. After three adjustments, the fetus moved from a breech position to a normal vertex or head down position.


Webster Technique protocol while using the Activator Adjusting Instrument along with trigger point therapy was successful in decreasing sacral subluxation and the fetus assumed a normal vertex position according to a follow-up ultrasound.

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 3 ~ Pages 66-68.

Author information: Miranda Abbott, DC. Private practice, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

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