Dr. William Barton Kennedy Jr. DC, CCSP

Hello, I am Dr. William Barton Kennedy Jr. DC, CCSP.; however my friends and family know me as “Bart.”

After I graduated from Texas Chiropractic College, I went on to specialize in Sports & Spine Injuries and became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

Most of our patients are active and participate in events such as Iron-mans, Triathlons, marathons and/or play sports, such as baseball, football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, golf, and track. Our patients range from the elementary school level all the way up to the pro and Olympic level. My ultimate goal as a Sports Doctor is to get the athlete back on the court, field, or track, pain-free as quickly and efficiently as possible.

“My approach is quite simple in treating patients with injuries: fix what is biomechanically causing the problem, and once everything is in balance, the symptoms will take care of themselves.”

I prefer to use a “whole person approach” when treating my patients. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, state of the art physiotherapy procedures, and providing the newest and best natural vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, I am able to help them to accelerate and/or maintain their journey to good health.

I am blessed with a wonderful and supportive wife, Paige. We have been married for 15 years and have 3 beautiful girls: Kaylee (14), Addisyn (9), and Brooklyn (5). They are active in dance, cheer, tumbling, sports, and anything that keeps us busy! We love traveling and doing things as a family. In the winter you can find us on the ski slopes of Angel Fire, New Mexico, and in the summer we love being on the lake or on a beach!

One of my newest challenges is learning how to fly a Cessna 172. Flying is a dream that I have always had, and it’s an amazing adventure.

My absolute most rewarding experiences have come from treating patients with sports and spine injuries and seeing how happy they are after suffering from their aches and pains for so many years.


CURRICULUM VITA

Formal Education: 

DOCTORATE OF CHIROPRACTIC;  2002-2005
– TEXAS CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE; Pasadena, TX

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology;  2002-2007
– TEXAS CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE; Pasadena, TX

Moody Health Center;  2004-2005
– Out patient Clinic; Pasadena, TX

Moody Health Center Internship and Postceptorship; 2005-2007
– Sports Chiropractor; Houston, TX

Certifications:

NATIONALLY BOARD LICENSED CHIROPRACTOR; 2008-Present
–  National Board or Chiropractic Examiners

TEXAS BOARD LICENSED CHIROPRACTOR; 2008-Present
–  Texas board of Chiropractic Examiners

CERTIFIED CHIROPRACTIC SPORTS PHYSICIAN (CCSP); NOVEMBER 2007
–  American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians

CERTIFIED STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SPECIALIST (CSCS); (In-Progress)
–  National Strength & Conditioning Association

HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT; 2006- Present
–  American Heart Association

Associations:

American Chiropractic Association; 2005- Present

Texas Chiropractic Association; 2005- Present

American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Association; 2007- Present

Articles Written:

Over use Injuries with running; Runner Tri-athlete News Magazine; October 2006

How important is it to be properly aligned while running?; Runner Tri-athlete News Magazine; November 2006

Continuing Education:

Management of Extremity Injuries, Upper Extremities; October 2010 (12 Hours)
–   Frisco, Texas; Daniel J. McClure DC, CCSP, CCEP

9th Annual ACA Rehab Council Educational Symposium;  American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board;   March 2008 (12 Hours)
–   Las Vegas, Nevada; Dr. Darren Hancock, Dr. Kim Christensen, Dr. Jeffrey Tucker, Dr. Jerrold Simon.

Sports Nutrition and Special Clinical Considerations; Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Course; September 2006 (12 hours)
–   Pasadena, TX; Ronald Grabowski, RD, DC

Head and Neck Injuries, Diagnostic Imaging;  Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Course; August 2006 (12 hours)
–   Pasadena, TX; Timothy Lee, DC, Lawrence Wyatt, DC

Special Clinical Considerations (Pediatric, Female, and Geriatric Athlete);  Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Course; July 2006 (12 hours)
–   Pasadena, TX; Marianne Gengenbach DC

Lower Extremities Gait Analysis;  Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Course; July 2006 (12 hours)
–   Pasadena, TX; John Nash, DC

Emergency Procedures;  Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Course; June 2006 (12 hours)
–   Pasadena, TX; Paula Robinson, EMT

Sports Injuries on the Field Emphasis, Lumbar sacral Injuries;  Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Course; May 2006 (12 hours)
–   Pasadena, TX; Angela Sehgal, AT, Kim Ortloff, MT

Clinical Biomechanics (Upper Extremities) Throwing Injury; Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Course; May 2006 (12 hours)
–   Pasadena, TX; John Nash, DC

Adjunctive Therapies and Procedures/Taping;  Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Course; May 2006 (12 hours)
–   Pasadena, TX; Angela Sehgal, AT, Kim Ortloff, MT


Dr. Peyton Vickers DC, BS, FAKTR

Hey, y’all! I’m one of the Chiropractors on staff at Rock Sports & Spine Therapy. Although I was working hard in school, I wanted to gain as much experience as possible before graduating and thus shadowed Dr. Bart Kennedy DC, CCSP for 3 years while I was a student at Texas Chiropractic College. I received my doctorate from TCC on August 24th, 2019. I was also awarded my Bachelor of Science in Human Biology.

During my time at TCC, I was nominated by my peers in the following leadership roles.
– Class Ethics officer
– President of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA)
– Treasurer of the Student-Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance (SFTCA)
– President of SACA Sports Council

I’ve been involved in sports my entire life which provided both success and injury, which ultimately shaped who I am today. Sophomore year in high school, I fractured my neck due to a football injury that went misdiagnosed for 3 months. This changed my focus from football to Track and Field. I was awarded a scholarship for Track and Field to the University of Texas at San Antonio where I participated in the 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump, and high jump. During my first year, recurring lower back pain was present throughout the season. Despite the pain, my team and I won the Southland Conference Championships and I personally qualified for regionals in the long jump. After a successful season, an x-ray revealed stress fractures in two vertebrae in my lower back. This ultimately ended my track career but further stirred my interest in chiropractic and its health and wellness benefits. I went on to intern with an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and Chiropractor all during the same summer.

Unrelated to the previous injuries, I developed a rare lymphatic disorder that lingered for years and created intense pain but was ultimately cured after many surgeries. Now, fully healthy and with firsthand experience related to injuries, illness, and pain, I’ve found my passion for helping people and their wellness needs.

I chose to focus on Sports Medicine during my time at TCC. I became a certified provider of Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR) which makes me a specialist in sports rehabilitation and muscle-work that has been backed by research.

During my clinical rotations, I was working and treating during his off-hours, helping my attendings and classmates and aiding in events run by TCC including the Pasadena Rodeo, Bridge Over Troubled Waters Marathon, and the McDonalds Basketball Invitational. Part of my clinical rotations included working at a women’s shelter, treating women and children who have been exposed to physical and emotional abuse. I also volunteered my time as a basketball coach for a Special Olympics team. Due to my work ethic and willingness to help, I was awarded the following;
– Attending Clinician Assistant
– Chief Intern of Sports Medicine
– Clinic Service Award by the Moody Health Center Clinicians for repeated and ongoing, unselfish service to others.

I have been driving boats since he was very young and thus enjoys my weekends at Lake Conroe on my boat. I also enjoy fitness to stay healthy and reach new goals. I have two 100lb German Sheppard mixes (Ralphie and Damon) I enjoy coming home to every day!

Due to encounters with injuries and misdiagnosis, I understand better than most the negative capabilities pain has on the body and mind. My greatest passion is not only helping people get out of pain but ultimately helping people become better, healthier individuals entirely. No matter if you need help getting out of pain, increasing your performance in a sport, or just wanting to become a healthier individual, I pride myself on being an expert at helping you accomplish your goals!