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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Webster Technique Safety

From the desk of Dr. Drew Deppen, D.C...  

Is the Webster technique safe for me and baby?

Webster Technique is extremely safe for both you and your baby during all stages of pregnancy.

 

What should I expect during a treatment session?

Expect to get evaluated for pelvic and sacral imbalances.  This will dictate any necessary treatments, including adjustments, and soft tissue release.

 

Does it hurt?

The majority of women who have had the Webster Technique performed, report no pain or discomfort at all. Occasionally, there might be some soreness in the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and joints similar to that of a massage.

 

Will I notice a change in baby's position?

Some women do notice a change is baby position after treatments begin and some don’t.  It can be highly variable.  According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Webster Technique is successful 82% of the time.

 

How many sessions do I need to schedule?

There is no exact time frame as this can vary from patient to patient.  You give yourself the best opportunity for a change in position to occur with multiple treatment sessions.

 

Are there other benefits?

Yes, women often notice more freedom of movement, less pressure on the pelvis, and generally less discomfort.

 

Should I discuss this with my OB/midwife?

Of course.  We are happy to answer any questions your OB/midwife may have.

 

 

 

 

 

Drew Deppen, D.C. Licensed Chiropractor

As your Boston Back Bay Chiropractor, Dr. Deppen takes pride in the diversity of his practice.  He has worked with a wide variety of patients from Olympic medalists to the everyday active person, ‬ Dr. Deppen’s Boston practice uses the most current evidence-based treatment protocols.  He has a deep interest in Rehabilitation strategies, Vojta Therapy or Dynamic Neuromusclar Stabilization, McKenzie Method Protocol, Active Release Technique, Strength and Conditioning, and Applied Kinesiology.  Dr. Deppen is also the only Chiropractor in Boston Back Bay with McKenzie certification credentials.  Additionally, Dr. Deppen is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a USA Track and Field Certified Coach.  Research has proven that both chiropractic manipulation and exercise are the gold standard for spine pain.  Dr. Deppen's combination of Chiropractic, McKenzie Method, and Strength Coach experience is a powerful combination for patients.

Dr. Deppen grew up in Chicago, Illinois.  As a young athlete, Dr. Deppen was fortunate enough to work with a local chiropractor for many years while in high school.  From there, Drew went to Eckerd College, graduating with Honors with a degree in Biology and Chemisty.  While at Eckerd, Dr. Deppen played volleyball and captained the team under Coach Dexter Rodgers, a former silver medalist.

Dr. Deppen then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated magna cum laude.   Palmer is the oldest and most prestigious chiropractic school in the world.  While at Palmer, Dr. Deppen developed a love for endurance sports: running, cycling, and triathlons.  Since then, Dr. Deppen has completed multiple Ironman events, and every distance from a 10K through 100-mile road races.

As a way to couple Dr. Deppen’s love of running and desire to help out in the community, he started coaching and working with a local high school while in Chicago.  He had the pleasure to coach high school athletes in both Cross Country and Track and Field for three years and in this time frame, helped coach and develop three NCAA Division I and four NCAA Division III athletes, as well as six Illinois All-State athletes.

During this same time, Dr. Deppen also worked with many beginner and amateur runners, both high school age and adults looking to participate in road running.  Often times, Dr. Deppen’s patients have asked him to help them learn how to run or train for a marathon.  Some of Dr. Deppen's most memorable moments from running lie in this arena: helping others find the love and joy of running and chiropractic to change their lives.

Dr. Deppen truly values the integrative approach offered at OMBE Integrative Health Center.  He has seen how multiple disciplines together can create a unique approach to health and overall wellness.  He looks forward to answering any questions you may have for him about chiropractic in a complimentary consult. Book online for any chiropractic service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

 

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