Meet the Doctor

Dr. Bob Carnes

Dr. Bob Carnes has been a licensed chiropractor in Dothan, AL for 36 years. Before graduating from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas in May of 1982 he served in the United States Air Force for four years and graduated with honors from San Jacinta Junior College in Houston Texas. He specializes in Applied Kinesiology technique (AK), with over 400 hours of post graduate training, and is also certified in the Brimhall Method. AK uses muscle testing as its main diagnosing tool to help evaluate the nervous system for interferences to its function (subluxations). Dr. Carnes has also had over one hundred hours of post graduate training in nutrition and the use of blood work, urine testing, and saliva testing of hormones which he also uses to evaluate the bodies function.

He is the owner and director of Carnes Chiropractic Clinic. The clinics purpose is to be “Protectors of Health.” This purpose statement stems from I Corinthians 13:7 which states that “Love always protects.” The Clinic seeks to protect patients from eight areas of attack on their health. These eight areas are nutritional deficiencies, allergies and sensitivities, sleep deficiencies, toxins, emotional/mental stress, exercise deficiencies, erroneous health information, and structural stress. We discuss these eight things in much more detail at our office and with our patients regularly. Dr. Carnes also speaks regularly out in the community on various health topics ranging from, “How to Naturally Treat Low Back Pain” to “Helping the Thyroid Function Naturally.” When he isn’t at the clinic Dr. Carnes enjoys going to church, watching college football (GO CANES), playing darts, and spending time with his wife Mary, and family and friends.

Dr. Ashley Carnes began her journey of becoming a chiropractor in 2008 by attending Wallace Community College in Dothan Alabama before transferring to Life University where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Biology and her Doctorate in Chiropractic. She has always had a passion to motivate others in achieving their health goals so naturally following in her Father’s footsteps of Chiropractic felt like the right fit for her. She brings a fresh passion and energy to our team and looks forward to bringing her expertise to Decatur Yoga and Pilates.


She is certified in the following techniques:

*Applied Kinesiology by the ICAK

*Activator Methods

*Rock Tape Therapy and Functional Movement-FMT


She utilizes the following techniques:

 *The Brimhall 6 Steps to Wellness Protocol-including the nutritional evaluation

*Touch For Health

*Technique using all Erchonia equipment along with multiple cold lasers


*JSRT-June Somatosensory Reconnect Technique

*A/SERT- Allergy Elimination and Reprogramming Technique


*The Emotion Code

*EB Pro Detoxification System

*DUTCH Hormonal Testing


She has a passion for woman’s health and she thrives on helping women navigate their own health journey, whole body wellness and modeling a toxin free lifestyle. Her patient’s know her as the Toxin Free Makeup Doctor and she consults with many of them on how to detoxify their households including their makeup counters. In her spare time she loves to exercise particularly dance and yoga, and she’s currently writing her first book.


Meet the Staff

Front Desk Assistants: Mary, Pam, Balinda, and Shea (not pictured)

Room Chiropractic Assistants: Paula, Lauren, Rosie, Katrina, Kristen, Cheryl, and Kim

Detox Assistants: Cindy, Connie, Shea, and Jonathan

Office Manager: Brenda