The Chiropractors


The four 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.

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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. 

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Kai V. Holm D.C.

Kai Verena Holm, a German national, studied in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to become "Doctor of Chiropractic" at the Life University, School of Chiropractic. After graduation she returned to Germany and worked at a busy chiropractic clinic in Saarbrücken. At the end of 1999 she moved to the Netherlands. Her first priority was to learn Dutch, her third language, to be able to work at Chiropractic Clinic Stegeman.
In 2019 she became the owner of the practice. Though Kai is interested in every aspect of chiropractic, she concentrates on patients with neck problems. Being a mother herself, the treatment of children and pregnant women also has her specific interest. 

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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.

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Mariët Twigt D.C.

Mariët Twigt was raised in Voorschoten. Her mission as chiropractor is to contribute to the well-being and quality of life of her patients.
During a surf holiday she injured her back. A chiropractor helped her to recover and be pain free. This experience inspired her to change form training as a physiotherapist to becoming a chiropractor.
She started the Master of Chiropractics at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic and graduated cum laude. Since September 2019 Mariët works as a chiropractor at our practice. She loves to work with patients van allerlei leeftijden en achtergronden.