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Shelbie Murry1
Shelbie Murry

Office Manager

Shelbie is from Van Vleck, Texas and is currently living in Lake Jackson, TX. She recently graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing/Management. Shelbie was a NFL Cheerleader for the Houston Texans for two years and traveled all over the world with the team while attending college. After college, Shelbie worked as a Patient Care Coordinator for a medical facility in Houston; however, she missed the "small town feel" and came to work with Dr. Bridwell, who she grew up with in church. Shelbie and Dr. Bridwell have known each other for over 15 years and have traveled to many different places, including out of the country, to do missionary work.

Shelbie enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, adopting animals from the SPCA, and traveling the world. Of course, you can catch her at Reliant Stadium cheering on her favorite team every Sunday on game days!

Shelbie realized that she had a passion for Chiropractic Care the moment she was hit by an 18-wheeler from behind in a 2 door car. Shelbie was torn about the situation and felt pain on a constant basis from her lower back, all the way to her neck. She reached out to Dr. Bridwell during this hard time and sought a treatment plan to speed her recovery up so she could get back to her "daily activities." After the complete treatment plan, Shelbie was feeling 100% better and did not have to undergo surgery. She has shared her passion with the community on how excellent Chiropractic Care is and how it has help her overcome obstacles she has encountered along the way.





Marissa Novotny1Marissa Novotny

Front Desk Manager

Marissa grew up in the small town of Bloomfield, New Mexico. The type of town with only three traffic lights and everyone knows everyone. After being in Bloomfield her entire life, she married her best friend in March of 2017. They then moved here to the Spring, Texas area to start a new adventure.

Marissa began working in the health and wellness field in 2013 and has loved it ever since. Her first experience with chiropractic, however, was at the age of 13 when she fell on some ice. After that first experience, she knew that she wanted to be a part of helping people through chiropractic care. In 2015, Marissa started working for a chiropractic care center where she was amazed at seeing someone go from hunched over and barely walking, to standing upright and walking on their own! She loves building relationships with the patients and seeing them get better and better with each visit.

When not at work, Marissa loves spending time with her husband, playing with her dogs, and relaxing in the pool. On the weekends, having friends over for a BBQ is her favorite thing to do!







Ward52Amber Ward

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Amber was born and raised in the small town of Cuero, TX. She played collegiate tennis for Temple College and later graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA degree in Business Finance. After working in the corporate world for over 15 years, she joined the family business where she is responsible for all accounting and finance operations. She is married to Dr. Jeff Ward, owner and chiropractor of Ward Chiropractic Center. Amber and Dr. Ward have three children who keep them active with their many activities and sports.







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I have been an advocate for chiropractic care since 1986. After spending 2 ½ years going to traditional doctors for pain relief after my coxis was broken in childbirth in 1984. There was little they could offer me except painkillers, which provided no real progress or physical reparations. Then a wise friend of mine recommended that I try her chiropractor that had delivered amazing relief to her and wondered what he could do for me.

That was the beginning of my healing. It was an eye opening experience; different to what I had been exposed to my whole life. It was all new and quite unfamiliar, but it set me on a positive proactive course for the rest of my life—one that would allow me to utilize the best of what western or eastern medicine can offer.
Wherever my family moves in this great country of ours, I always look up and explore chiropractic care providers. Here in Lake Jackson, I found Dr. Grace Pavlovsky and Dr. Jeff Ward! Grace has been seeing me for 5 years and always gets me fixed up. But, I had my doubts that she could repair the damage I had done to myself helping my husband carry a 200+ pound wall of my kitchen to the trash. No more than 12 steps were taken when I audibly heard pop in my back which dropped me to my knees. That happened Thanksgiving 2009, and I have been feeling pain relief in small doses with Grace’s healing hands. But what overnight brought me the most relief was wearing custom foot orthopedics Ward Chiropractic Center had made just for my body. I picked them up at 3 in the afternoon, and about 3 hours after first walking in them the shooting pain that had been plaguing me and had originated in my hip and traveled to my ankle had subsided almost completely. It was truly amazing. It gave me my first real ray of hope that I might not have irreparably damaged myself forever and that I might not have to live a severely limited lifestyle.

I still have a ways to go, I will have to listen to my body with more care, continue doing stretches and continue with regular chiropractic care, but it is “do-able. And it is always a pleasure opening the door to Ward Chiropractic Center because a smile greets me, a positive energy envelops me and there is a sense that everyone there wants to be a part of your healing journey.

Carol Maxon Sampson

I have been a patient of Dr. Ward's since mid July 2007. I have always had a misconception of what chiropractic care was all about. Due to my severe back pain which was worsening day by day, I decided to see Dr. Ward mainly to find out what was wrong with my back. It is now Jan. 2008 and after 6+ months of reconstructive therapy to my spine I am virtually pain free. I was wrong about chiropractics... it isn't 'pop you out and go home'. Dr. Ward diagnoses your problem before he even touches you and then using his state of the art equipment and knowledge in his field he targets the problem area and makes a therapy program to suit your individual need. I highly recommend this man to anyone suffering any discomfort at all. Not to mention he has a wonderful bedside manner. Thank you Dr. Ward!!!!

Marti C.

Dr. Ward is wonderful at what he does, and he makes people feel so comfortable. It has been a pleasure receiving treatment at Ward Chiropractic Center.... I tell everyone Dr. Ward is the one to see!

Sandy A.