The Chiropractors


The three chiropractors in our practice work together very effectively. We hold weekly meetings to make sure everybody is up to date. During vacations or training sessions of one of the chiropractors, your treatment can always be continued by one of our other chiropractors.


Erik Stegeman D.C.

After finishing his physiotherapy degree, Erik Stegeman worked in a health centre in Zoetermeer. During that time, he completed courses in sports physiotherapy and manual physiotherapy. He has treated many sportsmen and women, some of them top athletes, in the Netherlands’ first Nederlandse Sport Medisch Adviescentrum (SMA – Dutch Medical Sport Advisory Centre).

After working at the SMA for five years, Erik Stegeman decided to further specialise in the treatment of spinal column problems. This led him to studying chiropractic at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, England, between 1983 and 1987. He then returned to the Netherlands and settled in The Hague. He started to work as a chiropractor for the Nederlands Dans Theater. Since then he has accompanied the dance company on a number of their international tours as its medical advisors. At the clinic, Erik Stegeman treats a variety of patients including the artists and the staff of different theater companies, orchestras and conservatories. 


Kai V. Holm D.C.

Kai Verena Holm, a German national, lived in Atlanta, Georgia, USA between 1992 and 1997, where she studied for her "Doctor of Chiropractic" at the Life University, School of Chiropractic at Marietta, Georgia. Returning to Germany, she worked at a busy chiropractic clinic in Saarbrücken for two and a half years. At the end of 1999, she left for the Netherlands. Her first priority was to learn Dutch so that she could continue her work. She resumed her work as a chiropractor at Chiropractic Clinic Stegeman in February 2000. She passed her Dutch chiropractic exams and was thus able to become a member of the Dutch Chiropractic Association. Though Kai Verena Holm is interested in every aspect of chiropractic, she has concentrated on patients with neck problems and, being a mother herself, on the treatment of children and pregnant women. 


Bret Herz D.C.

Bret Herz was born and raised in California. He first heard about chiropractic through his father. He had problems with his back and legs. A chiropractor treated him and he was very excited about. Bret has always been interested in biology. He has to be thought about a doctor, but the idea of helping people without drugs and without surgery made him decide to study chiropractic. Bret graduated magna cum laude in 1997 from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. After a short time, having worked in California, he moved to the Netherlands. With his partner, he decided to have worked to seek the sun in Spain, after eight years in Drenthe. There he had a practice almost eight years. He is grateful that he has chosen this profession. It gives him great satisfaction to help patients with their health so they can enjoy life more.