Melissa M. Harlow D.C.
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Melissa Harlow has years of intense training and experience in spinal adjustments. We at Peak Balance Family Wellness believe in a whole body approach that the whole family can benefit from. Utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques we provide advanced spinal correction allowing your body to restore balance. Of course, each case varies and consideration have to be made for age, physical resilience and severity of the problem. Typically, Dr. Harlow likes to focus on strength, flexibility and postural corrections which target the true cause of the problem. Addressing the structure first allow for optimal nervous system function and peak performance!
Originally from Colorado Springs, Dr. Harlow is passionate about chiropractic and is excited to bring chiropractic care to the local Colorado Springs community. She was a graduate of Air Academy High School, University of Northern Colorado and Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, American Chiropractic Association, Colorado Chiropractic Association and the Logan College of Chiropractic Alumni Association.
Dedicated to the latest most advanced techniques, Dr. Harlow is seeking additional certification with the ICPA in whole family wellness care. She is Webster Technique Certified and pursuing additional certification in prenatal care and chiropractic pediatrics. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Exercise and Sports Science and it fuels her interest in working with athletes in both injury recovery and prevention. Even today you’ll find Dr. Harlow on the soccer field 2-3 times per week. We have several Peak Balance indoor soccer teams representing our awesome “I got your back” shirts.
Dr. Harlow is a mother of two, a beautiful daughter, Tayor and son, Logan. She meet her husband in college and they have been happily married for 12 years. Starting a family has been the driving force behind Dr. Harlow’s focus on working with expecting and postpartum moms. Not exactly happy with her first birth experience, Dr. Harlow is passionate about helping other mamas get the birth experience they want and helping educate to make changes to the attitudes and fear behind childbirth.
Monty Hase, Corrective Exercise Specialist
Monty Hase is life-long athlete and soccer player. He spent 6 years in the U.S. Army where his physical fitness excelled him through one tour of active duty in Afghanistan. Upon return to Colorado, Monty progressed his fitness journey into the clinical realm, bringing personal applications to the classroom at Intellitec College, Colorado Springs. He graduated top of his class, making the Dean’s List and acquiring certificates in Performance Enhancement, MMA Conditioning Specialist, Nutrition Specialist, Corrective Exercise, and has all but tested for his Personal Training certificate. In his free time, Monty still enjoys playing and coaching soccer, be it with his sons or with Soccer Buddies, as well as playing games and spending time with his family.
“I find it fulfilling to hear the impact I can have on patients and the joy they express when the begin to feel healthier.”
Kristien Velez, Front Desk and CA
Kristien is a Registered Chiropractic Assistant in the state of Florida but is now pursuing her interests in Colorado. She is Puerto Rican and originally from Connecticut. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Kristien has been a Chiropractic Assistant for the past four years and loves everything about Chiropractic care. In her free time, she likes to travel, hike and spend time with her family.
Jazmin Nieves, Licensed Massage Therapist
Jazmin Nieves is a Massage Therapist in both the state of Florida and Colorado, with an Associates in Science from Dade Medical College. She specializes in treating patients involved in Auto Accidents, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injuries, Post- Operation, and Rehabilitation. She is certified on Stage One Prenatal Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, and Orthopedic Massage of Cervical Conditions, Low back, and Hip Pain. She has an extensive knowledge on PNF, Myofasial Release, Chair Massage, Hydrotherapy, Electrotherapy, Deep tissue, Swedish massage, Trigger point, Sports Massage and Prenatal Massage. Jazmin Nieves is also happily married with 2 boys. She is originally from Puerto Rico and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
“ I enjoy being able to see the positive results of massage for our patients that came to me with complaints of pain caused by accident or injury. The relief that they feel after each appointment shows the true benefits of massage.”
Tawnia Blackman, Licensed Massage Therapist
Tawnia has been a licensed massage therapist for 9 years. She is certified in neuromuscular, deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish and cupping therapy. Tawnia moved to Colorado Springs when she was 10 years old. After high school, she moved out of the state but eventually ended back in Colorado where she attended school for massage therapy. Tawnia is happily married and has two beautiful children. During her free time, she enjoys being a puppy foster parent and volunteering at the animal shelter.
“I believe the best part of being a massage therapist is seeing the sense of relief on my clients face after a massage.”