Dr. Louis Carr attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, then went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, the fountainhead of the chiropractic profession. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Carr has received many awards. He was honored by the Utah Chiropractic Association as Chiropractor of the Year in 1991. He also received UCA’s Outstanding District Representative Award, Distinguished Service Award, and a Meritorious Service Award from the leaders and collegues of his professional association.
To better serve his patients, Dr. Carr continues to attend post graduate courses in health, science, technique, and related seminars that help him stay abreast of advances in current research and health care. He has received advanced certification and recognition in areas such as Sacro Occipital technique (the only one in Utah to be so certified), both ProAdjuster and Pulstar Computerized Multiple Impulse Adjusting Protocol, the Spine Research Institute of San Diego on motor vehicle trauma, Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, and others.
Some of the specific techniques and applications that he has studied and uses are Palmer, Thompson Drop, (having studied with Drs. Thompson and Frogley-developers of the technique), Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), Cox Distraction decompression (for closed (non operative) disc herniation treatment), Multiple Impulse Computerized treatment system (ProAdjuster/Pulstar), BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique (BEST), Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering (ASBE), Spinal Touch, and others.
Dr. Carr enjoys being a Doctor of Chiropractic and has stated that his greatest reward is serving his patients and being able to see firsthand the improvements in their lives. Dr. Carr has patients ranging from a few days old to many in their nineties. Dr. Carr has been in practice since 1980.
He also has experienced the benefits of living the chiropractic lifestyle. In 1999 while on vacation, he was playing with, and throwing his kids in the pool and twisted just wrong, and in the words of a neurosurgeon, “exploded a disc,” ending up with a free fragment of disc in the spinal column compressing and damaging a nerve. Using every tool he had available to him as a chiropractor, doing what he had been telling patients to do for 20 years, and exercising faith in the power that created the body, he was able to return to work and a very active lifestyle without having to resort to surgery, as was predicted by two neurosurgeons.
While studying at BYU, he found the light of his life, his beautiful and talented wife Maria. They have a wonderful family together and Dr. Carr finds no greater joy than spending time with them. He and Maria are the proud parents of five children and the smitten grandparents of twelve. Dr. Carr also enjoys his church service, boating (especially at Lake Powell), swimming, riding his motorcycle and traveling.