The importance of using the Serola Sacroiliac Belt during and, especially, after pregnancy cannot be overemphasized. During pregnancy, the ligaments, under hormonal influences, become lax and stretch to allow the pelvis to spread for delivery. It is important to hold the sacroiliac and pubic joints firmly together after delivery in order to assist the ligaments in shortening and realigning the pelvis properly.
The Serola Sacroiliac Belt is much better at providing support than a band that goes around the belly or a lumbar belt because it is designed to support the Sacroiliac Joint, which is the biomechanical center of motion and shock absorption in the body. The belt is worn low and snug around the hips as opposed to the belly or lumbar area. Like the foundation of a house, the SI Joint is the musculoskeletal foundation of the body. By supporting that foundation, the whole body becomes stronger and the muscles have more endurance with less pain.
Wearing the Serola Sacroiliac Belt will allow the joint to stay within normal range of motion. Just a couple of millimeters of spread at the SI Joint can result in several inches of spread at the hips. It is important to hold the Sacroiliac and Pubic Symphysis Joints firmly together after delivery in order to assist the ligaments in shortening, narrowing and realigning the pelvis properly.
Please see our informative and instructional video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuOEOOtwIyg
We understand that substantial growth can occur during pregnancy and each pregnancy is different. Serola Biomechanics has developed the Serola Belt Extender for this very reason. It adds an additional 8” of length to the Serola Sacroiliac Belt and can easily be added or removed using simple loop and hook fixtures. This avoids having to own multiple sizes and provides a quick and easy alternative.