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About Us

Dr. Tim St. Onge

Dr. Tim St. Onge is your Chiropractor and  Certified Acoustic Wave Provider.  He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Parker Chiropractic College where he earned numerous honors and was his class Salutatorian.

Dr. Tim is well versed with pain.  When he was 17 he was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle which began a cycle of back and neck pain that was mostly constant for 8 years until he met a chiropractor who finally gave him relief without taking the dangerous drugs that we was taking to mask the pain.

In 2022, Dr. Tim discovered Acoustic Wave Therapy after suffering from a knee injury that he suffered while running a trail race the year before.  He was introduced to Acoustic Wave Therapy at a conference, bought a machine and treated himself.  Since recovering from that injury he has gone on to run 3 half marathons and a 50K trail race, something he didn't think his knees would allow him to do anymore.

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Dr. Bryce Christianson is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University, was certified in Active Release Technique (ART) for 10 years plus earned Elite Provider status. He is also certified in Webster's Technique to specifically serve expecting mothers. Additionally, he has had the privilege of training under, or serving with, chiropractors who serviced professional sports teams, that included the US Olympic team.

He has 18 years of experience in his own practice previously serving the residents of Grand Junction, Colorado.  While serving the public there he had the honor of treating five world champion athletes, pregnant mothers, active adults, in addition to retirees.

Dr. Christianson's passion is to listen to the patients needs, while blending his years of experience to help eliminate the unfortunate pain that can stop our lives in its tracks.  If you are facing slight discomfort, life changing pain, or looking to maintain a healthy well being, his gentle activation adjustments, manual adjustments, or Acoustic Wave Therapies, paired with honing in on his God given gifts and talents are designed to get you out of pain as quickly as possible, for as long as possible.

In his personal time, Dr Christianson enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children going canoeing, mountain biking, and traveling. They are grateful for their Branson church home, being part of the close knit Thrive family, experiencing all the local fun spots, and enjoying Table Rock Lake. We are excited and ready to serve you!

Tara Peterson

Tara Peterson is an ACE Certified Health Coach, NCCA, functional nutritionist, and behavioral change specialist, with  20 years of experience in the healthcare setting. She specializes in helping those who are fatigued, have low energy, have issues with weight management, sleep, 
and insomnia issues, and those struggling with chronic illnesses that affect the thyroid, gut health, and autoimmune conditions.  Using the functional medicine model through detailed lab testing and listening to your story taking a thorough health history questionnaire, and creating a 
customized healthcare plan she finds the root cause of these issues and guides patients toward restorative health. 

After many years of caring for patients, within the model of conventional medicine, with chronic illness, metabolic syndrome, and complications of these illnesses, she felt called to do more than treat the symptoms, to look at healthcare as a whole-body approach. Tara believes every patient has a story, a root cause for their pain and struggles.  It is with great honor and joy to meet clients where they are on their journey and walk them into the 
healthy lifestyle they have always dreamed of but never thought possible. Tara believes in each of her patients' ability to attain their dreams of an abundant, healthier life. It is through her personal health struggles and journey that she found the freedom and benefits of lifestyle as medicine.  Even as a young child, she struggled with constant belly pain, bloating, and IBS symptoms. After not receiving solutions from conventional medicine, she researched everything to alleviate the pain. Discovering that eliminating gluten and following a low-carb, clean-eating lifestyle restored her health, she began studying functional medicine.  

Tara uses an evidence-based approach to assist in the healing of the whole- body, connecting physical health to mental and spiritual well-being. She enjoys creating personalized nutrition and guiding patients with lifestyle modifications. 


When not living out her calling, Tara and her husband are busy raising their twin daughters.  Together they enjoy exploring the outdoors, through hiking, mountain biking, and watersports. Tara enjoys trail running and is always looking for a new way to challenge herself both professionally and through personal endeavors.

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