what we do
Hi, I’m Victoria Hego, your chiropractor at Chiropractie Pura Vida – Voorburg Den Haag.
Here’s a little bit more about me …
From the age of 14, I knew I wanted to become a chiropractor.
At the time, my mum was suffering from nagging chronic pain spread in her body. She had tried everything from pain medication to traditional physiotherapy. Nothing seemed to work.
When she started to see a chiropractor, she then saw a dramatic change not only in the level of pain, but also her mood, her sleep and her general energy level.
She was initially a bit skeptical regarding chiropractic, as a doctor coming from the traditional medicine world herself. But at that point, she had nothing to lose in trying out this new approach of health.
A few weeks into the care, she could simply not deny the relief she was experiencing. She as so thrilled with the improvement of her health that soon enough the whole neighbourhood knew about her amazing chiropractor!
As a teenager, I found extraordinary to see that it was possible to help so many people only with our hands. That’s when I made the decision that I would be a chiropractor too.
Fast-forward 10 years later ….
After graduating from chiropractic school in Bournemouth (UK), I worked in a high-stress environment which eventually lead to a burn-out, chronic physical pain, and all the symptoms of exhaustion.
Quite ironic for a healthcare professional, isn’t it?
The reality is that I had learnt how to take care of patients through training, but I had never learnt how to take care of myself.
During that really tough time, I made it a priority to learn more about healing in general and not only about “cracking backs” ( = chiropractic adjustments)
That healing journey lead me to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain in 2021 where I walked more than 700 kms in 30 days by myself.
After that, I traveled through Central and South America to meet different kinds healers and chiropractors from whom I learnt a lot.
I wasn’t interested anymore in only “cracking people’s back“, although it’s great fun and works amazingly. But I wanted a deeper understanding of the fundamental pillars of health and well-being.
Because the mere absence of disease or symptoms doesn’t mean you’re healthy.
Through that journey, I discovered everything from the Polyvagal Theory, Nervous System Regulation, Sympathetic Dominance, the most recent neuroscience research to ancient mayan healing arts.
All of this became a motivation for me to start my own chiropractic practice.
I want to help my patients in this unique way, combining formal chiropractic training and my own experience with health and healing.
My goal is to help you heal by sharing with you everything I learnt on my healing journey so that you can better walk through yours.
Victoria Hego, DC Chiropractor
Graduated with honours from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth (UK)
Registered with the Dutch Chiropractic Federation (DCF), Stichting Nationaal Register van Chiropractoren (SNRC) and International Chiropractor’s Association (ICA)
“In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them. Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past.”
– Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma)
Are you curious?
Let’s have a look together at your situation and see if we can help you. Send us a message.
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+31 6 17 70 08 45
Koningin Wilhelminalaan 539a,
2274 BD Voorburg
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