Our chiropractors at The Tx Room are among the most highly trained providers in the area of orthopedics and sports injuries when it comes to conservative treatment. They have dedicated their lives to understanding how the body works and heals so that they can better serve their patients. This dedication has translated into treatment outcomes that consistently exceed what is thought of as normal. Helping our patients recover faster and return to their favorite activities is what drives us each day. We pride ourselves on not only what we accomplish in the professional setting, but also in the community.
Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) – It’s actually a treatment model in which virtually all soft tissue injuries, or musculoskeletal complaints, are viewed through 1 or more of the 6 different types of alterations to the body’s connective tissues. The patient’s verbal and physical descriptions, coupled with the mechanism of injury and relevant orthopedic tests, will lead the practitioner to the proper form of soft tissue treatment and/or spinal/extremity adjustments.
Dry Needling – the use of either solid filiform needles (also referred to as acupuncture needles) or hollow-core hypodermic needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome.
Dr. Chris McDougal
Dr. McDougal grew up in Conroe, TX and was awarded a soccer scholarship to play at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. He played all 4 years and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and minor in Biology in 1999. After Midwestern, he attended Parker College of Chiropractic. Dr. McDougal always wanted to get into a profession where he could actively work with people through injuries and he really liked the Chiropractic philosophy that the human body is a self healing organism and if given the proper direction of care, can do most of the recovery on its own. While in school Dr. McDougal was introduced to myofascial work. A combination of this and years of injuries from playing soccer and not really having a treatment for the various sprains/strains is what ultimately drove him to this area of sports medicine.
In 2013, Dr. McDougal began teaching other Chiropractors, Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainers the Fascial Distortion Model. He has had the privilege of working with multiple Major League Baseball teams teaching the team trainers how best to treat soft tissue injuries. He has also been independently contracted to work with the FC Dallas players since 2015. “The treatment that we provide here at The Tx Room, is the single best way to get athletes back to sport following an injury. More and more professional and college teams are seeking this specific model for their recovery.”
Dr. McDougal has a wonderful wife, Audrey, and two little ones, Callum and Cadence (18 months apart). He still lives an active lifestyle and enjoy running, working out, and playing golf.
Dr. Zach Bernard
Dr. Bernard was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. After graduating high school, he went on to attend the University of Oklahoma and, in 2008, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science. Three days later he enrolled and began attending chiropractic school at Parker College of Chiropractic (now Parker University), where he received his Doctorate in 2011.
Dr. Bernard has been very active through out his life and has always been interested in healthcare, how the body functions, and how he can address and alleviate issues people contend with in their daily lives.
What made him decide to enter the chiropractic profession, was the fact that chiropractors’ typical course of treatment addressed the cause of a problem, and not the symptom. Dr. Bernard found this concept not only to be logical, but also found this approach was not as common as you might think. Through his studies at Parker College he found, working with the muscles and fascia, he could dramatically reduce the time between injury and recovery for patients. Allowing people to return to activity sooner and keep them there longer. This is what has driven him to focus on the area of sports medicine.
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Dr. Angel Kemmerer
Dr. Kemmerer grew up in Little Elm, Texas. She attended University of Mary Hardin Baylor, where she played soccer and received a bachelor of science in cell biology with an exercise sports science minor. After graduation from Mary Hardin Baylor, Dr. Kemmerer attended Parker University. Becoming a chiropractor had been her dream ever since a high school injury, where she was able to experience first-hand how quickly myofascial work could heal injuries. She received her doctorate from Parker University in 2015, and graduated cum laude. Dr. Kemmerer holds multiple certifications, including Fascial Distortion Model, sports taping, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. As a former athlete, Dr. Kemmerer understands the importance of getting back into sports or activities injury free. Her heart’s desire is to help athletes and non-athletes alike get better and back to their passions.
Dr. Chris Ward