The Serola Sacroiliac Belt gives relief and stability for a wide range of conditions. Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments, that affects millions of people around the world daily. If you're in constant pain, it's hard to concentrate even on daily tasks, let alone being able to perform at your best during athletic activity. The pain may cause you to miss work, miss games and just generally reduce your quality of life. Equally, you may not currently have any issues, but are at a greater risk of damaging your back, side or hips, such as if you play a contact sport like rugby.
The Serola Sacroiliac Belt is a great solution for this. By compressing and supporting the sacroiliac joints, it can be used to help with a range of lower back, side, nerve and hip pain, and as a preventative device to avoid such pain whilst exercising. It is so effective that it can even be used as a maternity support during pregnancy.
Who Can Make Gains with the Sacroiliac Belt?
The Sacroiliac Belt is ideal for anyone who wants to be protected and pain-free. If you simply can't afford to take the time off work, despite chronic pain, then this product will give significant relief and let you concentrate properly on daily life. Equally, it is well suited to both amateur and professional sportsmen, who care about their health and want to avoid a debilitating injury that will put them out of action for an extended period.
The Serola Belt offers support to the base of the spine, increasing strength throughout the back, hips and legs. Sports teams such as Inter Milan, Glasgow Rangers, Wigan RFU and Harlequins Rugby have already adopted the belt, and are seeing the benefits, so what's stopping you?
How Do I Find the Right Size for Me?
The Serola Support Belt comes in four sizes, which are based on hip circumference. To find the right size, please measure just below the pointy, bony protrusions at the front of your hips. There is a natural indentation where the belt fits.
Measure your hips as indicated in the above image
|Sizing of Serola Belt
|Hip Circumference (cm)
|Hip Circumference (Inches)
|76 - 86cm
|30 - 34"
|86 - 102cm
|34 - 40"
|102 - 117cm
|40 - 46"
|117 - 132cm
|46 - 52"
What If My Measurements Fall On a Sizing Boundary?
If your measurements fall on a sizing boundary, we highly recommend selecting the lower size for optimum support. This is because the Serola Belt features a generous amount of Velcro that allows you to make adjustments if your belt is slightly tight.
For example, if your hips measure 40", you should select a medium Serola Belt.
What If My Hips Are Too Wide?
If the circumference of your hips exceeds 52", don't fret. The Serola Belt is also available in a 60" circumference variation that is ideal for users with wider than standard hips.
Sizing Tips and Tricks
- If you fall on a sizing boundary, select the lower size
- It is vital that you measure yourself around the hips, as pictured above
- If you are pregnant and fall on/within an inch of a sizing boundary, we recommend selecting a larger size
- Always measure without baggy or heavyweight items of clothing on
Who Can Use This Sacroiliac Belt?
Since the Serola Sacroiliac Belt offers support to the base of the spine, strength is increased throughout the back, hips and legs to greatly reduce the risk of injury. Users of the Serola belt include:
- Maternity units
- Physiotherapy clinics
- Amateur and professional sports teams: Inter Milan, Wigan RFU and Harlequins Rugby
Which Conditions Is the Serola Belt Suitable For?
The Serola Sacroiliac Belt is suitable for a range of conditions affecting your lower back. This includes:
- Disc herniation
- Facet syndrome
- Hip degeneration
- Lateral canal stenosis
- Pubic symphysis dysfunction
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
How Does the Serola Sacroiliac Belt Work?
The Serola Belt is designed to hold the sacroiliac joint together, so the likelihood of it opening beyond normal between treatments is greatly reduced. During rehabilitation, the Serola Sacroiliac Belt holds the sacrum to the ilia with the proper tension, so that, during exercises, as you bring the ilia backward, it carries the sacrum with it.
The ligaments are not stressed and the joint remains intact, which is critical for proper rehabilitation. Too much or too little tension will create muscular spasm and inhibition.
Can I Wear the Serola Belt Under Clothing?
The Serola Sacroiliac Belt has been engineered to provide maximum support and comfort in a low profile and lightweight design. Therefore, the choice to wear the belt under or over clothing is based strictly on your preferences. The belt is just as effective either way.
Features and Benefits of the Serola Belt
- Compresses and supports the sacroiliac joints to relieve stress and instability
- Provides the correct balance of resilience and resistance, re-establishing normal joint motion
- Supports the base of the spine and increases strength in the back, hips and legs
- Cool, breathable material for comfortable extended wear
- Slim and lightweight, with no buckles digging into you
- Widely used within the NHS, and used by various professional sports teams including Inter Milan
What Is the Serola Sacroiliac Support Belt Made From?
The Serola Belt is comprised of two layers: the first is a non-elastic layer that is very similar to neoprene but breathable and hypoallergenic. It's soft, comfortable and non-slip.
The second layer is an elastic layer comprised of elastic pull straps which are fastened second, after the first layer is pulled snug. This layer provides additional compression and resilience, and is tightened according to personal preference and comfort.
Can I Wear the Serola Belt While Sleeping?
Yes, wearing the Serola Sacroiliac Belt during sleep can enhance comfort and significantly improve the quality of your sleep. If you tend to awake feeling sore and tight, the Serola Belt should help.
Can I Wear the Serola Belt During Exercise?
Yes, you should wear the Serola Belt while performing any activity that involves bending, lifting or twisting. Wearing the belt while exercising ensures that the sacroiliac joint is protected, minimising the chances of sustaining an injury.
Can I Wear the Serola Belt During Pregnancy?
During pregnancy, the ligaments, under hormonal influences, become lax and stretch to allow the pelvis to spread for delivery. Accordingly, some back muscles tighten and some belly muscles loosen.
By stabilising the pelvis, the Serola Belt takes the pressure off the sacroiliac and symphysis pubis ligaments, so the muscles can work normally. Therefore, the tight back muscles relax and the loose belly muscles firm up to both help support the baby during pregnancy, and help shrink the hips after delivery.
Which Size Should I Select If I Am Pregnant?
If you are pregnant, we recommend using our sizing guidelines above as standard. If you fall on or within an inch of a sizing boundary and are pregnant, we recommend selecting the larger size belt as your hips will gradually begin to widen.
How Long Can I Wear the Serola Sacroiliac Belt?
The Serola Sacroiliac Belt can be worn 24 hours a day and seven 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 My Serola Belt?
The Serola Belt should be hand washed in cold water. Rinse well in cold water to remove soap residue from the small open cells in the foam, then line dry.
What Is the Width of the Belt?
The belt is 3" (8cm) in width.