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.
Daniel Edwards D.C.
Dr. Edwards always knew that he wanted to do something in the healthcare field. His mom had suffered from long standing back pain for years, and he witnessed the relief that chiropractic care was able to provide to her. Inspired by the care his mom had received, he eventually pursued an internship at the chiropractic office where his mother had received her care. It was during this time that he was able to see the positive impact that chiropractic care and nutrition had on people’s lives. This experience ultimately inspired him to become a chiropractor himself.
Dr. Edwards grew up in Greenville, Ohio. He then attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; majoring in biology with a concentration in exercise physiology, and a minor in psychology. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he attended Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. During which, he completed over one hundred hours in functional medicine training.
While in chiropractic school, Dr. Edwards was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid. With his knowledge of functional medicine, he made lifestyle changes to better support his body through diet and supplementation. Because of this, Dr. Edwards no longer experiences the symptoms associated with Hashimoto’s that he once did. Through his knowledge of nutrition, and training in functional medicine, Dr. Edwards strives to help others the way he was able to help himself.
Being able to help people get out of pain and back to doing what they love is one of the reasons Dr. Edwards loves his job the most. He believes most musculoskeletal conditions are best managed through chiropractic care and muscular rehabilitation. Experienced in Diversified, Thompson drop, Cox Flexion/Distraction and Activator adjusting techniques. Dr. Edwards rehabilitation includes the use of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to identify areas of dysfunction. His rehabilitation begins with a Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) approach to build a foundation for functional exercise.
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.”
Erica Torres, Licensed Massage Therapist
I’ve been a Massage Therapist since 2009. I graduated from Aveda Institute of Minneapolis, Mn. I am certified in Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Swedish Relaxation. Originally from California, I am Mexican-American and fluent in Spanish. I enjoy beaches, lakes, traveling and hiking. I enjoy meeting new people and having new adventures. I am happy and excited to be part of Dr. Harlow’s team and plan on making Colorado my home. This is a beautiful state and I’m excited to make some new memories.
‘I believe everyone should get massages on a regular basis it’s so beneficial for our body, mind and soul. It is so rewarding to be able to help others with my massage skills, I enjoy it.’