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Interview with Olga Henry - 2x Guinness World Record Slackliner

In this interview, Holistic Physical Therapist Christine Koth and Slackliner Olga Henry sit down to talk all about slacklining and its effects on the body. Learn about the toll that slacklining can take and how to mitigate these issues to relieve pain. Learn how the musculature of the hips, specifically the iliacus can cause back, glute, hip, and knee pain.

Olga talks about how performing general maintenance on the body is extremely important for slackliners. It's not just about stretching, it's about releasing contracted muscles and then strengthening them if need be.

The iliacus and the psoas make up what is commonly called your "hip flexor." These 2 muscles have an important job, to connect the upper part of your body to the lower half! Although these muscles are also responsible for flexing your hip (bringing it forward), their main job is to help hold your spine, pelvis, and hip together.

The iliacus and psoas are called the iliopsoas together. They often time contract and stay knotted up when the body is either too mobile or if those muscles are overused. Because we need them to stabilize us, activities like sitting, running, biking, kicking, and weight lifting are common causes of tightness along with too much stretching like yoga and dance. As you can see, there are lots of reasons these muscles tighten and this tightness can cause pain in all kinds of places in the body.

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I uncover these patterns in my bestselling book, Tight Hip Twisted Core - The Key to Unresolved Pain!

This is also why I designed the world's first tool designed specifically to release the iliacus muscle - The Hip Hook

By Christine Koth . Mon Jul 06

Author Bio

Uncovering the cause of your pain is my mission. As a bestselling author and holistic physical therapist with decades of experience, I have helped countless people, just like you, recover from long-standing issues. I've discovered a major cause of pain hidden in the hip and this has lead to my "Iliacus Queen" and hip expert status. I'm here to help you discover causes like this. It doesn't have to be complicated to live a pain-free life. We can do this. I look forward to supporting you on your healing journey.