To provide the people of our community with the education and resources necessary to achieve and maintain all of their health goals.
To provide an environment in which all individuals are cared for in a professional and respectful manner.
To provide a facility for, and to stimulate communication of information, knowledge, philosophy and wisdom between health care providers of widely varying fields.
Founder, Dr. Steven Perry, B.Sc., D.C.
Dr. Perry attended Guelph University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. In 1995, he graduated from the Canadian Memorial College (CMCC) with his Doctor of Chiropractic and has been practicing in St. Thomas ever since. Dr. Perry has always envisioned a team approach to Natural Health Care and within one year of practice he co-founded Soteria Health Centres Inc. Two years later he started development of the Family Health Options concept that we know today.
Dr. Perry was elected to serve as President of the London Chiropractic Society for the 1998-1999 term and is a member of the Ontario and Canadian Chiropractic Association (OCA & CCA). As a contributor to his profession, time is spent guest lecturing and tutoring students of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Perry believes that community service is a vital part of professional life. He is committed to taking every opportunity to educate local service groups about health and health related topics.
Partner, Dr. Gregory Johnston, B.H.K., B.Ed., D.C.
Dr. Greg Johnston graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1999 and has been practicing in St. Thomas since that time. Dr. Johnston has served as president for the London Chiropractic Society and is a member of both the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) and the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA). Previous to that, Dr. Johnston graduated from the University of Windsor with degrees in Human Kinetics and Education. He taught elementary school in the Sarnia area for three years before returning to school to train as a chiropractor.
Dr. Johnston’s practice revolves around the use of “diversified technique”. This is the primary technique taught at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. The great aspect of practicing this technique is that it allows for the integration of the best aspects of the various chiropractic techniques into an individualized treatment program for each patient. Dr. Johnston’s goal as a chiropractor is to elevate the quality of life of others through the optimization of health.
Dr. Scott was born and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Biology at Thompson Rivers University. He then graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto of 2021. Dr. Scott was previously named on the Canadian National Team for Gymnastics from 2013-2018, in which he competed in numerous national and international competitions. His special interests inside the chiropractic clinic include stretching and exercise prescription along with traditional chiropractic care. He is extremely happy to be a part of the Family Options Team and he is excited to meet you!
Tues: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wed & Thurs: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dr. Lauren Ollivierre (Wolfe), BHSc ND
I grew up in the small town of Aylmer, with big dreams of becoming a doctor, but wanted to find an place in medicine where I could be given the time to truly listen and put the whole health picture together. After completing a 4 year Bachelor degree in Health Sciences at Western University, I went on to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. Since then, I have obtained my prescribing license, allowing me to prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and dive into my focus area of women’s hormones and menopause.
My goal as an ND is to always listen first, and work together to provide you the skills, knowledge, and evidence to make the health choices that work best for you. I use clinical diagnosis and laboratory testing to determine your complete health history in order to address all factors contributing to illness. In treatment, I use a combination of acupuncture, herbs, supplements, as well as lifestyle and dietary counseling uniquely prescribed for each persons needs. I maintain a general practice treating the whole family, with a focus in women’s health and hormones, from fertility to menopause.
Sarah Newell, BKin, DOMP, DScO.
Sarah completed a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology at McMaster University in 2009 and received her certification for Pilates instruction in 2013 in Toronto. She recently received her diploma from the Canadian College of Osteopathy as an osteopathic manual practitioner.
Sarah has been working in neurological rehabilitation since 2010 in Toronto and is continually amazed with the vast patient population she has encountered. She has worked with many individuals to assist with motor learning recovery and help them achieve their post-injury, therapeutic goals. In addition to her formal education, Sarah has taken several post-graduate courses including (but not limited to) locomotion and neuroplasticity, NDT/Bobath approach to stroke rehabilitation for PTAs, Bobath approach to treating the upper limb, health and health behaviours, neuroplasticity and the osteopathic approach (post-concussion), and persistent pain management and the osteopathic approach. She is excited to bring her unique background and be part of your healthcare team.
Lisa Bosveld B.Sc RMT
Lisa Bosveld graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1996 with an honours degree in both Physiology and Psychology. She went on to study Massage Therapy at the D’Arcy Lane Institute for Massage Therapy and became licensed in 1998. Lisa has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist in St Thomas since then.
Lisa uses many of the Swedish massage techniques that were focused on at the school, but has also received extensive training in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Cupping. The focus of her practice is not only to treat but to also prevent pain and injury, and to improve her client’s quality of life.
Crystal Gruendler, RMT
Crystal, originally from a small community in northern Ontario, has been practicing massage therapy in St. Thomas for nearly 20 years. She has many years of experience with the rehabilitation side of massage therapy, and has a passion for pregnancy and infant massage.
Crystal enjoys raising her children in St. Thomas, loves camping, animals, reading and sports. She welcomes new patients and looks forward to being a part of your health care team.
Kennady Hopkins, RMT
Kennady graduated from Fanshawe College in 2020 from the Accelerated Massage Therapy program with extensive knowledge and passion for helping people. She became licensed in early 2021.
Kennady uses a variety of Swedish Massage techniques to help clients relax as well as Facial techniques, Trigger Point Therapy and Stretching techniques to help with pain reduction, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. She is always very excited to meet new clients and help improve their daily quality of life.
Martin Hendel, RMT
Martin studied Massage Therapy at the D’Arcy Lane Institute for Massage Therapy. He was licensed in 2006 and has been working full time in Massage Therapy Since.
Martin uses a combination of Swedish Massage and Trigger Points. He strives to provide clients with outstanding care for a better quality of life.
Martin is a professional Disc Golfer from St Thomas. He is a Canadian National Champion.
Katherine is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). In her therapy, she uses a systemic approach that seeks to understand both your past and present contexts. Her training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) helps her to get to the heart of the issues in your most important relationships. She is relational and collaborative and believes that change happens when you feel safe in the therapy office to share the deep stuff that’s really on your mind and in your heart. Katherine is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which allows her to effectively treat traumatic experiences, whether single occurrences such as a sexual assault, or relational wounds or repeated trauma so that they no longer hold you back. She also integrates what she finds most helpful from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, structural therapy (hello, boundaries!), family of origin work, self-compassion work, and somatic therapy (what your body is telling you). She invites you work together with her to help you get back to yourself.
Phone # 519-914-1142
Jennifer is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Jennifer believes that safe and secure relationships are how we all grow and thrive, and she creates that safety in her work with clients. She specializes in improving couple relationships, supporting maternal mental health, and healing from grief and trauma. Her training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) guides her work with couples and individuals. She also integrates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), internal family systems, mindfulness practices, self-compassion work, and body-based (somatic) approaches. She invites you to work together with her to find your way toward better.
Phone # 519-200-6338