Soft Tissue Solutions


Dr. Karen Slota is a native of Iowa. Following high school, she enlisted and served 10 active years in the United States Coast Guard. Her travels took her to Alaska, where she attended the University of Alaska in Anchorage and began her studies toward her Bachelor of Science. She went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Slota has been in practice in Michigan since 1999 and is currently the chiropractor for the Detroit Lions.

Her first-hand experience with the trauma of athletic injuries and her innate desire to address the root causes of problems, rather than treating symptoms, have led her to become an early adopter of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities. Dr. Slota started her quest as one of the first certified Active Release Techniques (ART) providers in Michigan. Since then, she has brought Shockwave, Laser Therapy, and Functional Dry Needling (FDN) to her practice. And, with certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Dr. Slota is uniquely equipped to identify primary issues and apply the appropriate interventions to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Dr. Slota strongly feels that providing a better understanding of soft tissue injuries, their causes, and the means to their resolution, is a crucial part of reducing the severity of injuries, accelerating recovery time, and – most importantly – keeping people in their game.