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Christine Koth

Best selling author and inventor of the Hip Hook

Find out if you have a tight hip

What if the underlying cause of your pain is a tight and unrecognized muscle in your hip that is just waiting for attention?
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My Grandmother reliably offered unconditional love and support to others as they walked their path, found ways to make the world a little brighter each day, and sprinkled beauty everywhere she went. Just look at the way she's looking at me so sweetly in the photo above. As I watch my path unfold, I realize that all of how she was in the world has influenced my values and direction in profound ways.

I’m always looking for ways to be of service. For the last 18+ years, I have used my physical therapy practice and skills to guide people towards wellness daily. My love of projects and the creative process has led me in many social betterment directions. I have started physical therapy clinics, created a private school for children, developed an outdoor classroom at an elementary school, hosted international retreats, hosted womens' groups, started community groups and nurtured many integrated healthcare environments.  I’m always looking for ways to bring people together and create connections. As one full of ideas and curious about the thoughts of others, I enjoy conversation, contemplation and collaboration. The best possible combination of these passions come together over simple things like a book club or a philosophical conversation over tea. My quest for wisdom and inner knowing brings me to my yoga mat and meditation practice daily.

From a physical therapy perspective, my training has been focused on various hands-on techniques along with a deep understanding of vibrational medicine and biomechanical analysis. Specialized training in tennis, yoga and mindfulness brings an added edge when it comes to performance enhancement and treating the whole person.  I love solving problems and have a long track record of sucessfully evaluating my clients’ conditions and determining the true source of the problem.  My determination to collaborate with other healthcare professionals ensures you will get the care you need and nothing will fall through the cracks. It is so rewarding when I am able to help my clients, even if they have been seen by other healthcare professionals with no results.  I am always amazed at how well the body can heal when the right pieces of the puzzle are addressed.  While I know that I don’t have all the answers, I am committed to collaborating with other providers to get the best answers for your wellness.  

As I continue to practice physical therapy and connect with my family in a heart centered way, I am inspired to live out these roles with passion, joy and purpose. My hope is that by keeping it real, I might just inspire others to do the same.
Dear _____,

My dear colleague (friend, etc.) Christine is launching her book Tight Hip, Twisted Core - The Key to Unresolved Pain and has invented the Hip Hook, the world’s first tool to target the iliacus muscle. This muscle can impact the body not only at the hip, but it changes the alignment of everything from head to toe. (share personal story as applicable)

Her work is completely innovative.  There is nothing else out there like this. I thought you might be interested in connecting with her.  I’ve cc: her on this email. 

Maybe you want to (fill in the blank of how you think they may want to be involved, i.e. “host her on your podcast” or “sell her products at your gym”)? Here’s an endorsement from a hip expert in the field:

“In her new book Tight Hip Twisted Core, Christine uses compelling storytelling and her deep experience in physical therapy to shed light on the meaning of a “tight hip.” She addresses an important and often dreaded twosome, what I often call the “snarky psoas and irritated iliacus.

As a veteran PT who specializes in hip and pelvic pain and safety for the hip in yoga, I am delighted to see Tight Hip, Twisted Core published. This much needed book can help you begin to understand some of the major players that affect hip health, and give you an understanding of what helps versus what harms the hip. Tight Hip, Twisted Core is an accessible, easy to understand text that can benefit anyone who has had hip pain or anyone whose hip is the cause of pain in other places.” 

Dr. Ginger Garner, DPT, ATC/L Founder, Professional Yoga Therapy Institute® Author of Medical Therapeutic Yoga www.gingergarner.com

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Dear _____,

My dear colleague (friend, etc.) Christine is launching her book Tight Hip, Twisted Core - The Key to Unresolved Pain and has invented the Hip Hook, the world’s first tool to target the iliacus muscle. This muscle can impact the body not only at the hip, but it changes the alignment of everything from head to toe. (share personal story as applicable)

Her work is completely innovative.  There is nothing else out there like this. I thought you might be interested in connecting with her.  I’ve cc: her on this email. 

Maybe you want to (fill in the blank of how you think they may want to be involved, i.e. “host her on your podcast” or “sell her products at your gym”)? Here’s an endorsement from a hip expert in the field:

“In her new book Tight Hip Twisted Core, Christine uses compelling storytelling and her deep experience in physical therapy to shed light on the meaning of a “tight hip.” She addresses an important and often dreaded twosome, what I often call the “snarky psoas and irritated iliacus.

As a veteran PT who specializes in hip and pelvic pain and safety for the hip in yoga, I am delighted to see Tight Hip, Twisted Core published. This much needed book can help you begin to understand some of the major players that affect hip health, and give you an understanding of what helps versus what harms the hip. Tight Hip, Twisted Core is an accessible, easy to understand text that can benefit anyone who has had hip pain or anyone whose hip is the cause of pain in other places.” 

Dr. Ginger Garner, DPT, ATC/L Founder, Professional Yoga Therapy Institute® Author of Medical Therapeutic Yoga www.gingergarner.com

Hope all is well with you,
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A few commonly asked questions
Why is the iliacus important enough to write a whole book about it?
The iliacus is part of the hip flexor but is overshadowed by the psoas, and thus it doesn't get treated or addresses. This is detrimental to the function of the body because it's tightness has a huge impact on how the hip and the rest of the body works and can be a primary contributor to pain in many areas. It's overlooked, and needs to be seen in its staring role.
How does the iliacus get so tight?
Iliacus tightness unknowingly exists in most of us based on the lifestyle we live. Sitting too much overworks and shortens the iliacus. Many athletic activities such as running, cycling and weight lifting puts repetitive stress on it. Flexibility based activities such as yoga and dance create an unstable hip and leave the iliacus to tighten up to hold it all together.
How will this information help others?
First the iliacus must become a household name. This book will bring the iliacus out of the closet and teach us how to make our iliacus happy and keep it happy through offering the what, why, and how that each human deserves to understand. The conversational style of the book and approachable illustrations makes it easy for anyone to master their iliacus.
How is this one muscle responsible for pain all over?
The iliacus attaches to the inside surface of the pelvic bone and very close to the front of the hip joint. When it holds tension, it pulls on the pelvis and changes the way the hip fits into the socket, causing the leg to rotate in and twist all the way down to the toes, stressing all the joints in between. The pull on the pelvis similarly strains the lower back and twists the spine, changing the shoulder alignment and neck posture up on top. Without an aligned and relaxed core, the rest of the body is strained.
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A few headlines for the story
Deep inside the hip lies the answer to unresolved pain

The answer to unresolved pain is finally discovered deep in the hip

Hidden and ignored: The tight muscle that no one is aware of but is silently causing pain all over the body

Unknown to most, tightness in a hidden muscle in the hip is wreaking havoc on the rest of the body



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