Take control of your health and well-being

We provide the starting point

 

We facilitate healing and optimum physical performance

through a partnership with our patients

 

Muscles joints and nerves

Restoring balance to the body

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, and the 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

“I hear others describe symptoms that I have had in the past or know that Dr Carmack can fix, and I just say, “I have the best person for that.”  Sometimes they listen and are indebted to me for the rest of their lives.  I can’t think of another doctor that listens to his patients more and does what he can to help them live pain-free!”

Brenda D

“I cannot say enough about Dr. Carmack! When I first came to him years ago I already had a spine fusion surgery scheduled. He kept me from having surgery, and not only that has kept me active, able to work out, and able to train my team.”

Whitney S

“Dr. Carmack’s knowledge of the body’s muscle structure and how to help it heal is unparalleled. He has helped both my wife and I resolve nagging injuries in all of those areas over the years.”

Gus G

“Billy and his staff are always so friendly and helpful. Anytime our players need a tuneup or if we’re facing a major injury, we always know we are in fantastic hands.”

Lee
Volleyball Club Owner

I was referred to Dr. Carmack in 2017 after experiencing my worst low-back pain (3 years post-surgery). Since that time, he not only has helped alleviate pain in my low back, hips, neck, shoulders and foot, but his techniques make it possible for me to carry on treatment between sessions which keeps me healthier while doing strenuous activities like exercising or working at my computer. I would recommend anyone who suffers from chronic pain see him. No doctor has ever treated my underlying issues as comprehensively.

Holly M

“In the five years I have been seeing Dr. Carmack, he has been a life saver with every injury that one might expect with rigorous lifting. Every time he has been able to repair, release, relieve whatever I did. So Dr. Carmack 11 and injuries 0. In my world, that says it all.”

Joe L.

Dr. Carmack is a multi-faceted doctor with a great Doctor-Patient personality – that listens to what your pains and problems are and is able to provide soft tissue therapy in addition to the traditional services of a Chiropractor.

Chris R

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 the University of North Texas, 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.

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 Dr. Carmack 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!

Dr. Dixie Mayfield attended chiropractic school at Parker University in Dallas, TX, and is originally from Ardmore, OK. She started her career in healthcare there as a licensed massage therapist, but quickly decided that her clients needed more than what massage could offer. “How could I release muscle tissue but not address the joint dysfunction?” “What would be the best way to make profound, life-long changes in peoples’ lives?”, she asked herself. In her quest to answer these questions, Dr. Mayfield found chiropractic and her true passion.

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 thechiropractic 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.

Treatments Performed

Active Release Therapy

Active Release Therapy (ART) is extremely effective in soft tissue treatment. ART is a massage-based technique that targets a range of problems related to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Conditions related to the build up of adhesions and scar tissue in muscle result in several problems to the muscle. Muscles become shorter & weaker, joints are altered and nerves become compressed. As a result, the affected muscles suffer from pain, decreased blood supply and poor mobility. ART addresses these problems by releasing the trapped nerves and restoring the smooth movement of muscle fibers. When performing ART the doctor uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. Healing is achieved by applying pressure with muscle movement to a specific area until the tightness resolves the abnormality of a problematic area. ​

Myofascial Release

Myofascial 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 Therapy

Trigger point therapy addresses most muscle pains, which can occur at various points in the body called trigger points. This type of therapy focuses under the principle that tight muscles form bands or knots where waste products from the body can accumulate. These hyperirritable painful spots put pressure on the surrounding nerve clusters when they are activated, but can be painful to the touch even when they are latent or inactive. The formation is called a trigger point and stress 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 eliminate pain. Trigger point therapy involves placing pressure on the trigger point so the muscle can relax and the pain can be lessened. Pressure is generally applied with fingers, knuckles, elbows or special tools. Stretching the muscles usually follows this form of therapy as maintenance and prevention. ​
Carmack Chiropractic and Sports Therapy
200 Continental Drive
Lewisville, TX 75067
fax: 972.899.9819