The MSDR® assessment is designed to identify an individual’s weakest physical link and its effect on the individual’s musculoskeletal condition. Unlike most risk forecast methods, MSDR® is not based on any one theory or on any single school of thought. Instead, the algorithms used in the assessment were developed by focusing on medical research in multiple medical disciplines, including orthopedics, occupational medicine, neurology, chiropractic, physical therapy and general practice to determine the existence of a musculoskeletal injury or the risk of incurring one in the future.
MSDR® assessments are not intended to diagnose or treat musculoskeletal conditions. Rather, the system provides users with a quantitative assessment that enables them to (a) identify an individual’s physical health risk factors which, over time, may be impacted adversely by disease, activities of daily living, repetitive motions or other similar considerations before they develop injuries and (b) measure the body’s ability to continue performing normal tasks of daily life (at work or at play).