Soft Tissue Solutions


I'm Dr. Karen Slota of Soft Tissue Solutions – an innovative practice with offices conveniently located in Farmington Hills and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Unlike other facilities that provide a single form of treatment such as chiropractic, Soft Tissue Solutions offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to healthcare. We employ a combination of disciplines in treatment plans individually tailored to meet the wide-ranging needs of our patients.

The primary soft tissue techniques we use include: Active Release Techniques (ART), Dry Needling, Shockwave Therapy, K-Laser Therapy, Cupping, and Sound-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique (SASTM). We also incorporate Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), biomechanical analysis, strength training, and conditioning to provide a total solution – a solution that not only heals injuries but also prevents problems from recurring.

The personalized care and state-of-the-art treatments offered by Soft Tissue Solutions will help you quickly regain and maintain your health and mobility.

 Dr. Karen Slota, BS, DC, ART


  • Active Release Techniques
  • Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization


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  1. Active Release Techniques

    Active Release Techniques (ART) use a unique combination of pressure, tension, and motion to separate, release, and stretch the connective tissue adhesions that arise from cumulative trauma or overuse injuries. The result – reduced pain, restored vascular and lymph circulation, and increased range of motion, flexibility, and strength.

    Many patients experience complete recovery after only 5–10 visits, although this depends on the severity of the injury. ART can be used to successfully treat conditions including tendonitis, post-operative scar tissue, carpal tunnel syndrome, and whiplash.

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  2. Dry Needling

    Dry Needling is an innovative, minimally invasive therapy that uses monofilament needles to deactivate the trigger points that hold muscle fibers in unwanted tension. Freed from these uncomfortable knots, muscle and nerves are able to resume normal function – restoring mobility and eliminating pain.

    Most patients enjoy improvement after the first session, with complete relief after only 2–4 treatments. Dry Needling can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues and injuries, including muscle tears and compartment syndrome.

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  3. Shockwave & Laser Therapy

    Shockwave and Laser Therapy are advanced technologies that have been clinically proven to eliminate pain and facilitate healing. These safe, non-invasive treatments can be administered either alone or in combination, depending upon the nature of the injury.

    In the course of just 4–6 short sessions, patients can experience relief and recovery from chronic injuries such as Achilles tendon pain, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, tennis/golfer's elbow, shoulder tendonitis, and more.

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