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Motion Specific Release

The Benefits of Motion Specific Release (MSR)

Motion Specific Release (MSR) is one of the most effective solutions we can offer you to resolve your musculoskeletal condition. No other treatment modality even comes close to achieving the results that we can with MSR.


Using Motion Specific Release, we are able to:


  • Substantially increase the rate of healing within muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, connective tissue, and neurovascular structures.

  • Restore mobility, strength and function by addressing a larger kinetic chain.

  • Quickly resolve, or substantially reduce the painful experience from a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions 

  • Achieve a full resolution of numerous musculoskeletal conditions where multiple singular techniques have previously failed.

  • Customize your treatment by tapping into the power of diverse interdisciplinary treatment modalities, to meet your specific needs.

  • Achieve results that would not be possible by using a singular treatment technique.

Origins of MSR

Motion Specific Release (MSR) “Treatment System” was developed by internationally best-selling author Dr. Brian Abelson. The MSR Treatment Library contains hundreds of effective, clinically-tested, hands-on procedures for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.


For the last 30 years, Dr. Abelson has continually expanded his knowledge base,  teaching, studying and bringing into his clinical practice diverse therapeutic techniques from around the globe. He has not only practiced these procedures but has now fused them together to create extremely effective new ways to resolve acute and chronic conditions.

MSR Treatment Systems

It is important to recognize that MSR is not a technique, it is a treatment system! Dr. Abelson did not invent pin-and-stretch, fascial manipulation, acupuncture, joint mobilization, nerve flossing, cross-friction massage, the concept of functional training, or a hundred other techniques. Yet, in the MSR Treatment System, we often integrate many of these methods and concepts into each of our treatment protocols. MSR is the integration of diversity that brings new solutions to complex problems. 


As Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. This is especially true when treating musculoskeletal conditions. By combining the benefits of diverse treatment perspectives we are able to achieve results that would not be possible by using just anyone singular modality.

MSR Is Both Art & Science

Art is often defined as “an expression or application of human creative skill and imagination”. Whereas Science is “the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence”.


MSR brings together the creative nature of art with the systematic methodology of science, we developed a formula for solving complex problems that could not be addressed by using a singular perspective. Creativity brings forward new solutions, while logical methodology brings an objective eye to new solutions.

MSR Embraces The Epic Paradigm 

The EPIC paradigm of treatment is Evidence-based, People-centred, Interdisciplinary, and Collaborative.  MSR adheres to all of the EPIC components, and is deeply rooted in:

  • Adhering to the latest findings in scientific research.

  • Anatomy

  • Neurology

  • Biomechanics

  • Multiple soft tissue and osseous techniques

  • Individualized functional exercise programs

  • The fundamentals of scientific methodology

Want To Learn More?

Visit our Conditions Page. On this page, you will gain access to over 60 articles written by Dr. Abelson about a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions that can be treated effectively with MSR.  Not only can you read about our diagnostic methods, but we also provide video demonstrations of our MSR protocols. In addition, you can also learn about the types of exercise programs that we often prescribe to our patients.

Experience MSR For Yourself

One of the great benefits of MSR is that it is ‘Patient Centered’.  MSR is designed to meet the specific needs of each individual patient, with procedures being adapted to meet the individual’s specific needs and requirements. We invite you to experience the benefits of MSR for yourself.  Dr. Abelson (Developer and Lead Instructor of MSR) and Dr. Mylonas (Instructor of MSR) are both accepting new patients at this present time.

For Practitioners 

Dr. Abelson and his team of instructors teach Motion Specific Release courses to a wide range of musculoskeletal practitioners including Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Osteopaths, and other allied health care practitioners.


MSR is unique in that it merges the best principles of chiropractic, osteopathic, soft-tissue, fascial research and biomechanics. It provides innovative solutions that no single perspective can achieve. Dr. Abelson acknowledges that MSR is built off the work of many perspectives and methodologies, and then integrated with his own innovative concepts and ideas.


MSR has taken the threads from many cloths to weave a new fabric that is much stronger and more versatile than the original.

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Motion Specific Release Books

Dr. Abelson has published three books on Motion Specific Release. His colleague Dr. Mylonas is a contributing author on all three publications, and is also a certified instructor and practitioner of MSR.

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If you would like to learn more about upcoming courses, our latest publications and other services  please visit

Dr. Brian Abelson

Best-selling author, Dr. Brian Abelson, is the Clinical Director of Kinetic Health, an innovative health care facility that places a special focus on getting people back into an active, pain-free lifestyle.

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Dr. Evangelos Mylonas

Dr. Mylonas’ integrated treatment approach combines the latest in manipulative and soft-tissue therapies in conjunction with functional rehabilitative exercise protocols.

An Active Release (ART) practitioner since 2002 with over 10 years of clinical experience, Dr. Mylonas has had the privilege of treating patients in Canada as well as in Europe.

Expect & Receive The Best Possible Care

At Kinetic Health, we are proud of our high success rate in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are even happier about the high level of patient satisfaction that we regularly achieve. 


Our comprehensive examination processes, ability to integrate multiple and effective treatment modalities, and our customized treatment and exercise plans ensure that every patient receives a high quality of care that addresses their specific needs.


We have great working relationships with the medical community across the city. You can expect your medical practitioner to receive clear summations of our examination findings with follow-up letters about our treatment results. This collaboration ensures your needs are met effectively.

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