Why did you get into Chiropractic?
I got into the Chiropractic profession because I am passionate about optimizing human movement and injury prevention. I was a multi-sport athlete growing up with the goal of playing at the college level. But, injuries derailed my aspirations of playing a Division 1 sport. So, it is my mission now to help insure that doesn’t happen to any kid trying to fulfill their dreams of making it to the next level. Through proper functional screening, chiropractic care, & daily body maintenance, I believe people can live without discomfort*, prevent injury, and optimize performance.
Tell us about your practice. Where, and what do you specialize in?
I am a new doctor at HealthSource Chiropractic in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. I utilize a dynamic chiropractic approach with hands on manipulation, Graston Technique & Active Release Techniques (ART) manual therapy, progressive rehabilitation which includes RockTape & corrective exercise, and nutritional support to provide patients the best functional care package that is both safe and effective.
What was your first experience with RockTape?
My first experience with RockTape was while I was an intern within the Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport Campus) Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Department. Since decompression of skin and its underlying tissues is one of the primary effects of kinesiology tape, we used fluid dynamic taping to improve patient’s lymphatic system function. This technique of taping is very beneficial for acute injuries as well as during the recovery process of strenuous exercise and training. I then became FMT Level 1 & 2 certified under the great instruction of Dr. Ed Le Cara of KinetikChain located in Dallas, Texas.
How do you use RockTape in your practice?
I implement the corrective human movement hierarchy in my clinic. I start by screening patients to decide if they are suitable for a particular movement. Then assess in further detail about the quality of that particular movement. Once I have narrowed down the cause of the patient’s dysfunctional movement, I instill an evidence-based treatment plan. Post-treatment, I apply RockTape to provide support while allowing full range of motion. The tape is also great for decreasing discomfort*, unloading tissue via decompression, and optimizing body awareness. Lastly, I have the patient perform stability protocols or corrective exercise with the RockTape on to normalize their movement before increasing their training or exercise demands.
If you could change one behavior of your patients, what would it be?
As you have probably heard already, sitting is the new smoking. I would love my patients to stand up to a sitting world. The ramifications of sitting are killer. Dr. Kelly Starrett explains in his new book, Deskbound, four simple guidelines for preventing and solving the problems associated with sitting too much: 1) Reduce optional sitting in your life. 2) For every 30 minutes that you are deskbound, move for at least 2 minutes. 3) Prioritize position and mechanics whenever you can. 4) Perform 10 to 15 minutes of daily maintenance on your body.
What do you do for exercise / do you play a sport?
I am an avid CrossFitter. I am a member at CrossFit Wando and I have excellent coaches, a beautiful facility, and a wonderful community to learn new skills with. In addition, I perform daily body maintenance on myself using RockBandRx to improve my stability after unlocking more range of motion with the Rock N Roller HD, RockBalls, and RockBands which enhance mobility and circulation. Train with purpose and get moving with RockTape. Go stronger, longer!
Find Dr. Bradley Brunner:
Office: (843) 588-5850
Cell: (843) 609-5944