Our goal at Carmack Chiropractic and Sports Therapy is to facilitate healing and optimum physical performance through a partnership with our patients. By restoring balance to the body – muscle, joint and nerve – we provide a starting point where the patient can then take control of their health and well-being. The doctors here provide assessment and instruction on proper posture, exercise biomechanics, nutrition and lifestyle behaviors needed to maintain the health benefits achieved here in our office. At Carmack Chiropractic and Sports Therapy we use a proven systematic approach to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries and we call it The Carmack Protocol for soft tissue and joint injury. From professional athletes to grandparents, The Carmack Protocol is profoundly effective in the treatment of athletic injuries, chronic pain and stiffness and many of the functional difficulties normally associated with aging. It can be truly life changing.
What patients are saying
Dr. Billy Carmack is the owner and clinic director for Carmack Chiropractic and Sports Therapy. He is a native Texan, growing up in the Dallas area and attending the University of North Texas on a basketball scholarship. Upon finishing his academic and basketball career at UNT, Dr. Carmack traveled and worked throughout Europe for 3 years before discovering beach volleyball and relocating to Miami Beach, FL.
It was while competing on the East Coast pro-beach volleyball circuit that he experienced the awesome power of chiropractic and physical medicine. The injuries and chronic conditions that are a part of playing competitive sports had become debilitating for Dr. Carmack at a time when he should have been at peak physical condition and performance. Through a combination of chiropractic treatment, physical medicine and soft-tissue therapy, he was able to resume playing the sport he loved pain free and stronger than ever. It was this experience that ultimately led Dr. Carmack to return to school to pursue his chiropractic degree with the desire to bring this life-changing healing experience to other athletes and all those suffering from similar conditions.
Although the “spark had been lit” from these experiences, Dr. Carmack felt the time was not right and he continued traveling and playing beach volleyball. During this time – before entering chiropractic college – Dr. Carmack returned to UNT as a graduate student, earning a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and Sports Psychology. In 2006 he returned to his hometown of Dallas to attend Parker College of Chiropractic, graduating in 2008. He has spent the last 10 years conceiving, developing and perfecting the Carmack Protocol for soft-tissue injury that is performed in the clinic today. Coupled with the amazing benefits of the chiropractic adjustment, we believe there is no better way to treat sports injuries and the chronic conditions of the modern world. Dr. Carmack has committed his life to being the best healing professional he can be and hopes you are willing to share the experience of healing your body with him!
Putting it all together…
The Carmack Protocol
The Carmack Protocol, or TCP, is a comprehensive system of chiropractic and soft tissue therapy developed to diagnose and treat neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle, bone) injury and dysfunction. Conditions such as joint and muscle pain, spasm, headache, numbness, weakness, excessive tension and reduced range of motion typically respond extremely well to TCP.
Although the majority of the work is applied manually by the Doctor or trained practitioner, some use of therapeutic tools is relied upon. Myofascial therapy, active release technique, trigger point therapy, PNF stretching and the chiropractic adjustment are the primary modalities used in TCP. When applied by a knowledgeable, well trained practitioner TCP is incredibly effective as a first-line treatment for injuries whether acute or chronic, involving the joints, muscle, ligaments, tendons and fascia.
Active Release TherapyActive Release Therapy (ART) is extremely effective in soft tissue treatment. ART isa massage-based technique that targets a range of problems related to muscles,tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Conditions related to the build up ofadhesions and scar tissue in muscle result in several problems to the muscle.Muscles become shorter & weaker, joints are altered and nerves becomecompressed. As a result, the affected muscles suffer from pain, decreased bloodsupply and poor mobility. ART addresses these problems by releasing the trappednerves and restoring the smooth movement of muscle fibers. When performing ARTthe doctor uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. Healing is achieved by applying pressurewith muscle movement to a specific area until the tightness resolves theabnormality of a problematic area.
Myofascial ReleaseMyofascial Release is a safe, low force therapy that releases and heals soft tissue restrictions and tightness that cause pain throughout the body. The myofascial system consists of fascia, a three-dimensional connective tissue web that spreads throughout the body surrounding every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and organ. When fascia is in its normal healthy state it is a relaxed connective tissue web, but when this fascia is tight and restricted the web is more rigid and pliable. Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is one of the most effective ways to treat fascia dysfunction. This approach to fascia work reduces friction, which allows a preciseness, sensitivity, and depth that cannot easily be treated with the bare hand, knuckle or elbow. Instrument assistance makes it easier to detect and treat fascial dysfunction by magnifying the abnormalities in the fascia which allows for a more efficient treatment. The goal is to smooth and flatten injured, motion restricted areas in fascia tissue allowing a functional, speedy and less painful healing.
Trigger Point TherapyTrigger point therapy addresses most muscle pains, which can occur at variouspoints in the body called trigger points. This type of therapy focuses under theprinciple that tight muscles form bands or knots where waste products from thebody can accumulate. These hyperirritable painful spots put pressure on thesurrounding nerve clusters when they are activated, but can be painful to the toucheven when they are latent or inactive. The formation is called a trigger point andstress on the muscle can cause the trigger point to activate causing a sharp pain.Trigger point therapy seeks to release these muscle fiber bands to help eliminatepain. Trigger point therapy involves placing pressure on the trigger point so themuscle can relax and the pain can be lessened. Pressure is generally applied withfingers, knuckles, elbows or special tools. Stretching the muscles usually follows thisform of therapy as maintenance and prevention.
Carmack Chiropractic and Sports Therapy
200 Continental Drive
Lewisville, TX 75067