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MSR Article Library: A Deep Dive into 45 Essential Conditions

Updated: Mar 9

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In our MSR Article Library, we cover 45 of the most frequently encountered musculoskeletal conditions in our day-to-day clinical practice. We have meticulously compiled articles that provide a comprehensive understanding of each condition, including its:

  • anatomy

  • biomechanics

  • diagnostic criteria

  • therapeutic approaches

  • illustrative exercise regimes

The articles also delve into the rationale behind treatment timelines and are thoroughly supported by extensive references.


Our articles are systematically arranged in a PDF compendium, categorized by anatomical regions for ease of access. You can swiftly navigate to the content that aligns with your professional focus. We are pleased to offer this resource at no cost: 


Our goal in sharing this storehouse of information is to ignite your interest in expanding your expertise through our Motion Specific Release (MSR) programs. We offer a spectrum of learning opportunities, including online and live courses and an exclusive MSR membership program.

Foundational MSR Certification Program

Notably, the summer of 2024 marks the debut of our Foundational MSR Certification Program, integrating a combination of an online e-learning module with a two-day, in-person workshop.

The recent enhancements to our MSR programs are something we’re eager for you to experience. We invite you to partake in our new courses and explore essential practice management resources that you can seamlessly integrate into your professional practice.

MSR PRO Resources


The MSR Pro membership is available in 2024 at a modest monthly fee and includes:


  • MSR Technique Tutorials: A library of detailed MSR procedures from head to toe aimed at refining your clinical expertise.

  • Tailored Exercise Prescriptions: Downloadable PDFs with a vast array of patient-directed videos to foster functional exercise regimens.

  • Orthopedic & Neurological Video Guides: Refreshers on the most pertinent tests and methods for MSK condition diagnosis.

  • Focused Sports Biomechanics Insights: Currently centred on Golf, Running, and Racquet Sports, providing strategies for injury prevention and performance enhancement. We will progressively expand to include additional sports.

  • Article Index for Patient Engagement: A novel tool to enhance patient awareness of your clinical methodologies.

  • Comprehensive PDF Resources: Soon to include detailed physical examination templates by body region, sports performance analysis tools, and medical referral templates.

  • Exclusive Course Discounts: MSR Pro members receive significant savings on all our educational offerings, both online and live.


Join Us at MSR PRO

The advantages of engaging with MSR Pro, along with our educational courses, are substantial. We encourage you to consider joining our MSR community. For further details, visit our website at


Dr. Brian Abelson DC

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Dr. Abelson's approach to musculoskeletal health care reflects a deep commitment to evidence-based practices and continuous learning. In his work at Kinetic Health in Calgary, Alberta, he focuses on integrating the latest research with a compassionate understanding of each patient's unique needs. As the Motion Specific Release (MSR) Treatment Systems developer, he views his role as both a practitioner and an educator, dedicated to sharing knowledge and techniques that can benefit the wider healthcare community. His ongoing efforts in teaching and practice aim to contribute positively to the field of musculoskeletal health, with a constant emphasis on patient-centred care and the collective advancement of treatment methods.


The content on the MSR website, including articles and embedded videos, serves educational and informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice; only certified MSR practitioners should practice these techniques. By accessing this content, you assume full responsibility for your use of the information, acknowledging that the authors and contributors are not liable for any damages or claims that may arise.

This website does not establish a physician-patient relationship. If you have a medical concern, consult an appropriately licensed healthcare provider. Users under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the site. The MSR website may also feature links to third-party sites; however, we bear no responsibility for the content or practices of these external websites.

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