Dr. Josh S Carr, DC

Chiropractor

Carr Chiropractic Clinic

2065 Campbell Drive, Huron, South Dakota, 57350, United States

Academic Backround

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences
  • B.S. in Biology, University of South Dakota

Specialties & Certifications

  • SASTM
  • Acupuncture with dry needling
  • FMS
  • Kinesiotape practitioner
  • Rock Doc Medical Professional

Athletic & Training Background

  • Current methods of training include weight training with free weights, machines, and kettlebells, cardio, and HIIT
  • University of South Dakota Lacrosse (club team)
  • Recreational basketball
  • Recreational biking

Current Role Working with Athletes

Serve the needs of 8 area high schools with outreach and services provided at certain events
Currently treat primarily high school athletes in clinic but treat all levels of athletes

Professional Philosophy

My belief is that pain primarily results from either an abnormal movement pattern over an extended period of time or an overexertion load on a body that was not able to handle that specific load. Keeping these two principles in mind is how I approach my patients. As a chiropractor, my first management for pain is manual adjusting and/or mobilization to relieve any joint restriction. Secondary management of pain if necessary may include acupuncture, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation. 

As a sports clinician and athlete, I also realize that not all pain arises from joint restriction and that soft tissue adhesions or tears can also cause pain. In these cases joint manipulation need not be performed and soft tissue manipulation with muscle release technique or instrument assisted soft tissue therapy is performed to relieve any soft tissue restriction.

My philosophy also involves movement to relieve the pain. I truly believe in a traditional Chinese saying that “Where there is no movement there is pain. Where there is movement there is no pain.” Patients will restrict themselves from moving due to the pain. Movement will most often help to relieve the pain. I encourage patients to remain as active as possible during the treatment interval as this will help to speed their recovery. 

Assessment of movement is key in developing appropriate treatment strategies and correcting that abnormal movement pattern. I primarily use an overhead squat test to evaluate how the patient is moving and functioning. Once the deficits are observed strategies are then put in place with strengthening and movement exercises to correct the initial abnormal movement pattern. My goal is to see the patient out in the community being active doing something they love, not spending their time in my clinic.

"Where there is no movement there is pain. Where there is movement there is no pain." - Traditional Chinese saying

"Moving isn't important...until you can't." - Gray Cook