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Steph Curry’s Hip Hinge and Two Areas NOT to Use Self Myofascial Release

On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we talk about examination tips for students, do pro athletes like Steph Curry move well, and where NOT to apply self myofascial release. To view more episodes, subscribe, and ask your questions, go to

#AskMikeReinold Episode 19: Steph Curry’s Hip Hinge and Two Areas NOT to Use Self Myofascial Release

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  1. Vien Duy Vu
    Vien Duy Vu says:

    What model kicks is Lenny sporting? Stylin! Serious question. Love your podcast/show

  2. Matthew Fothergill
    Matthew Fothergill says:

    Hi guys,

    Regarding releases for psoas and subscapularis, in your opinion, could there theoretically be a benefit of myofascial release to those muscles if potential of damaging nerves or vessels were not a concern? I’m curious because I find that there have been times I’ve seen potentially very useful interventions removed from a plan of care as a result of lack of confidence on the practitioners part that they will not cause further or unrelated damage, or as a result of not believing something will work for their goals simply because they have been implementing that intervention inefficiently or with a different scope. In my experience, this phenomenon is very common in therapeutic exercise, and as I further my education in manual techniques, I wonder if it carries over.

    The Steph Curry conversation is a fun one as well. It’s exciting to see recognition of complex dysfunction get some publicity and love on a large scale. With Curry’s most recent injury, which happened after that article proclaimed that the hip hinge was the solution to his movement dysfunction, I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on what healthcare professionals may still be coming up a bit short on in evaluating and intervening with complex movement dysfunction. One of the apprentices I work with wrote a nice piece outlining how we look at this type of dysfunction. We’d love to put our heads together about the topic and keep moving forward in understanding the most complicated machines that exist, our own bodies!

    Here’s Aaron’s take on Curry’s movement, through a Musculosystematic Engineering lens:


      • Matthew Fothergill
        Matthew Fothergill says:

        100% agree! And that brings up an excellent point about interventions in general, in that even though it may be routine and seemingly mundane to us as professionals, there are a myriad of intricacies that, if left to chance, could lead to danger. I love and am excited about the challenge posed by the fact that this applies to all parts of a home program, from stretches to icing to exercise to literally anything else. Do you find in your practice that there are unique processes for communicating about how they are implementing different parts of their home program? For example, if you’d noticed a patient dysfunctionally performing a complex movement pattern, would a similar commentary arise as does when you talk about self myofascial release? Would it become a total no-no to do that movement at home?
        Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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