FAQs

The Serola Sacroiliac Belt

How does the Serola Belt work?

The Serola SI Belt is designed to hold the SIJ together so the likelihood of it opening beyond normal between treatments is greatly reduced. If the joint re-opens, the Serola SI Belt will minimize re-injury to the joint and its ligaments. During rehabilitation, the Serola SI Belt holds the sacrum to the ilia with the proper tension so that, during exercise, as you bring the ilia backward, it carries the sacrum with it. The ligaments are not stressed and the joint remains intact; this is critical to proper rehabilitation. Too much or too little tension will create muscular spasm and inhibition.

What is the recommended length of time to wear the Serola Sacroiliac Belt?

The Serola Sacroiliac Belt can be worn 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, even while sleeping.  There is no limitation to how long the belt can be worn and wearing the belt for long periods of time will not cause any negative effects.

How do I wash the belt?

NEVER USE A MACHINE. Hand wash only. Hot or cold water. Rinse well in cold water to remove soap residue from the small open cells in the foam. Line dry.

What is the difference between the Serola Sacroiliac Belt and a Lumbar Belt?

Lumbar belts focus on replacing or taking place of the muscles. They are designed to increase pressure in the abdomen cavity in order to take stress off the disc but studies have shown this does not actually occur. Lumbar belts should also be worn only with limited use. The Serola Sacroiliac Belt is designed to take place of the ligaments, allowing normal function for the muscles because they are no longer being forced to contract to stabilize the joint and ligaments. Taking the pressure off of the SI Joint results in pain reduction, effectively stronger muscles, better circulation and can be worn all day with no negative effects.

What if the belt causes discomfort?

The belt should not cause any discomfort.  In the majority of cases, the belt is being worn incorrectly and improper positioning can cause discomfort.  Be sure to watch our educational video on how to properly wear the Serola Sacroiliac Belt at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIdOLp5ByWU.  If the belt continues to cause discomfort for any reason after proper placement discontinue use immediately and contact us so we may further assist with the issue.

How do you measure yourself for the right size?

The measurement is taken directly where the belt is worn. While standing, lift your leg up and feel where the crease near your hips forms. This area is where the belt is worn and the area that should be measured to ensure the correct size is chosen. For more information on positioning and placement of the Serola Sacroiliac Belt, please see our instructional video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIdOLp5ByWU. If you are using the belt during pregnancy, please see our specific instructional video for pregnancy found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuOEOOtwIyg

Can the belt be used during Pregnancy?

The Serola Sacroiliac Belt is perfect for use during pregnancy. We made a video discussing all the uses and benefits of the belt during pregnancy found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McVkidV5Kb8

What is the difference between The Serola SI Belt and other SI Belts?

The Serola Sacroiliac Belt separates itself first with the quality and care from which it is made. It has a unique, patented combination of materials that provide the optimal tension, durability, and function to support the trunk, pelvis, and hips better than any other belt. Every single product is inspected multiple times before ever being sold and is made with high end, durable materials meant to last. Second, the function of the belt focuses not only on stabilization but normalization of the SI joint, where other products do not. Some belts are simple elastic structures that are wrapped around the body. The ligaments are essentially non-elastic, therefore elasticity cannot establish a stop point. Other belts try to lock the SI Joint, but that to can restrict the joint causing further injury. The Serola Belt uses a combination of a strong structure, supplemented by an elastic layer to place the joint into normal range of function. This not only stabilizes the joint allowing for pain relief, but it normalizes the joint allowing injury prevention and healing.

Can the Serola Sacroiliac Belt be worn directly against the skin?

Yes. The Serola Sacroiliac Belt is made from a high quality, patented and hypoallergenic foam that can be used against the skin safely.