Dr. Jeff C. Ward, BBA, BS, BS, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic / Clinic Director
Favorite Quote: "Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person."
Dr. Jeff Ward is the original owner and Clinic Director of the Ward Chiropractic Center healthcare clinics in the Lake Jackson and Spring, Texas communities. The Auburn Lakes location in Spring is an expansion of Ward Chiropractic Center, Lake Jackson, and was established in the hopes of offering his specific style of treatment to more patients suffering with spinal disc injuries. While he uses many modalities of treatment, he truly believes spinal decompression has been a game changer in terms of disc healing for his practices. Although spinal disc rehabilitation is his passion, as an ex-collegiate athlete, he also has vast experience treating athletes in the acute and recovery stages of athletic injuries. Dr. Ward keeps his skills sharp by attending numerous professional development seminars throughout the year. He also continues to explore research and professional development relating to spinal decompression and has received national certifications in the treatment of disc related injuries using spinal decompression.
Dr. Ward is a graduate of Texas A&M University – College Station and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems. Early in his professional career he worked in consulting for three Fortune 500 companies – The Associates, CitiGroup and KMPG. After almost 5 years in the corporate world, he decided to pursue a more fulfilling career that would focus on helping others. Dr. Ward returned to school and received three additional professional degrees from Parker University in Dallas, Texas (a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy & Physiology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Wellness, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree).
Dr. Ward was raised in the small town of Sweeny, Texas, and is a 1993 honor graduate of Sweeny High School. He and his family returned to the Houston area in 2006 after living and working in Dallas for 8 years. Dr. Ward grew up playing a variety of sports, but his passions always led him to the tennis courts. He played collegiate tennis and while going through chiropractic school he taught as a tennis pro at Lakes Tennis Academy in Frisco, Texas. Dr. Ward and his family live in the Creekside Park township of The Woodlands. He and his wife, Amber, are proud parents of a daughter and two sons who attend school in the Tomball Independent School District. Amber, who is also a graduate of Texas A&M University – College Station, worked hand in hand in the development and growth of the Ward Chiropractic Center clinics. She currently serves as Ward Chiropractic Center's Financial Director and has recently rejoined the corporate world of finance with the McKesson Corporation.
Dr. Olivia Drake, BS, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Favorite Quote: "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain" -Dolly Parton
Dr. Olivia Drake is a recent graduate from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, class of December 2022, where she received her Doctorate of Chiropractic. She has a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology that she received in 2019 from The University of Texas at Tyler. Dr. Drake has always wanted to become a chiropractor, ever since she was a junior in high school. She has numerous family members in and retired from the military and wanted to be able to help them in a way that didn't require back surgery or taking pain medication every day for their low back pain. She has always taken interest in spinal decompression and traction therapy, as she knows how good of a treatment option it is for those suffering from neck and low back pain, sciatica, and disc injuries. Especially for the patients that are wanting a proven effective approach to preventing spinal surgery.
She learned the positive effects of a flexion distraction type adjustment from Dr. James Cox himself March 2023 and received her certification in the Lumbar Spine Cox Technic. Many movements that were taught to her are in cooperated in her current adjusting style.
Dr. Drake is a Webster Certified Practitioner. The Webster Technique is a specific Chiropractic analysis & adjustment for expecting mothers that reduces nervous system stress, balances pelvic muscles and ligaments and optimizes the mother’s pelvic function during pregnancy and birth. Dr. Drake is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), and she enjoys getting to talk with mommas about how chiropractic care and utilization of the Webster technique can give them the necessary tools to have an easier before, during, and after birthing process.
Dr. Drake is knowledgeable in many different therapies and modalities, some of her favorites being: Dry Needling, cupping therapy, soft tissue myofascial release (MFR), muscle scraping, and many others! She received her dry needling certification in February 2023 and believes it can help numerous musculoskeletal restrictions such as chronic muscle stiffness in the neck, low back, and extremities, TMJ dysfunction, Headaches, and much more! Dr. Drake is an 18+ year resident in Montgomery, Texas and graduated from Montgomery High School in 2015. In her free time, Dr. Drake spends time with her husband, Keith, their 3 dogs, and her family out on her new boat on Lake Conroe! She loves all things water and loves being outdoors (except in the middle of the Texas summers)!
Dr. Teylor Yarrish, BS, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Favorite Quote: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney
Dr. Teylor Yarrish is the newest doctor at Ward Chiropractic Center and has a passion for treating patients in all seasons of life to get them back to doing what they love to do, different phases of life, as well as injuries and conditions that come up, require different treatment methods. Because of that Dr. Teylor values continuing education beyond his formal chiropractic education and believes in research and learning beyond the baseline to best help his patients.
After his wife’s first pregnancy and witnessing the difficulties it brought for both her and his firstborn, Dr. Teylor became Webster Technique certified, giving him a safe and effective way to treat pelvic dysfunction for pregnant women. Additionally, during school, he gained his Dry Needling certification. This technique is an amazing tool in treating muscular and tendonous conditions which include things like plantar fasciitis and “text neck”. Most recently he gained his certification in Cox Flexion Distraction for the lumbar and cervical regions and has a detailed understanding of discal and nerve root conditions and treatment options. Dr. Teylor is also trained in myofascial release (MFR), cupping, and scraping techniques. He has a passion for young ones, and believes optimal spine health is best started in childhood. As such, he was the president of his college’s International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Chapter (ICPA) and continues to be a national member advocating for children’s’ wellness and attendingseminars to further his pediatric education.Dr. Teylor is a Texas Chiropractic College alumni graduating in December 2022, and is also a member ofthe Omega PSI Honors Society. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human 2021. Prior to embarking onhis journey to being a chiropractor, Dr. Teylor served 4.5 years in the United States Air Force whilestationed at Spangdahlem AB, Germany and currently serves as an Air Force Reservist at Lackland AirForce Base in San Antonio, Texas.
After living in various parts of Houston, with family roots in Midland, Texas, Dr. Teylor felt most settled in Friendswood, Texas. He graduated from Clear Brook High School and met his future wife, Alicia, in 2008, while working at (the now unfortunately gone) Circuit City. They were married in 2014 and shortly after jetsetted to embark on a military life in Germany where their first child, Greyson, was born. In 2019, Dr. Teylor shifted from Active Duty to the Reserves in order to focus on his chiropractic career, and his second child, Kennedy, was born in his second year of chiropractic college. Recently, Dr. Teylor and Alicia have bought a home and settled in The Woodlands where he is excited to serve his community through chiropractic health!