About Balance Chiropractic


I’m Dr. Max J. Pohl.

Growing up in a life full of extreme sports, wrestling competitions and strength training, I found myself becoming a patient of chiropractic due to chronic low back pain. Grateful that traditional chiropractic got me into the profession, it wasn’t until my significant other, Paige, regained her health from a seemingly “hopeless” and debilitating head/neck injury, that I realized focusing on Foundational Correction was my passion in practice.

Originally practicing as a traditional chiropractor, I was able to help people with simple neck and back pain while utilizing adjustments that cracked and popped the spine. However, with Foundational Correction (no popping and cracking), I have found great joy in helping people who believe they have tried everything to regain their health. After thousands of hours training and practicing this technique, I have found great confidence in helping people manage chronic conditions such as:

  • Canal Stenosis
  • Dizziness /Balance /Vertigo issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Jaw pain / TMJ disorders
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis


I'm Dr. Ernesto Fernandez,

I was born in Havana, Cuba and was raised in Sarasota Florida. I received a B.S. degree in Sports and Exercise Physiology from the University of Central Florida in 2014 and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2017 from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. Growing up with a passion for strength and human performance, I have accumulated over seven years of experience in functional exercise and strives to help people reach unbound potential.

Throughout my graduate studies at Palmer I developed a fascination with the chiropractic philosophy. I spent the rest of my graduate career studying neurology, anatomy, and biomechanics of the upper cervical spine and how those sciences relate to the human body’s ability to function and heal optimally. I have currently finished over 300 post- graduate hours in Foundational Correction and am dedicated to educating and empowering the Colorado Springs community through a lifetime of health and wellness. through this unique work, I've develped a special interest in complex cases and conditions such as traumatic brain injury, whiplash, and neurodegenerative diseases. In my free time I enjoys the beach, hiking the Rocky mountains, and traveling the world.

I'm Paige Stuart,

Paige Stuart

Paige is currently the Director of Operations at Balance Chiropractic. She earned her Accounting degree from Western Michigan University in 2012. Paige is a walking, talking, passionate billboard for Foundational Correction simply because it helped her regain her health from suffering a traumatic head injury in 2012 that caused her health to significantly decline in innumerable ways. She went from a life of connection, adventure and excitement to one of debilitating neck pain, headaches, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, joint pain and digestive dysfunction. She saw every type of “-ologist” you could possibly imagine and when the traditional medical world failed her, she was determined to get answers from the non-traditional medical world. Paige soon found Foundational Correction. Without any popping or twisting of her spine, the doctor reset her spinal misalignment in a way that she barely felt him touch her. This seemed very unconventional, but her response was immediate. She felt that little bit of relief which gave her hope for the first time in a very long time. Paige continued her healing journey with this technique and has made a full recovery. She is committed to helping others do the same. If you have struggled with health concerns that modern medicine or other healing techniques have not been able to help you with, please consider giving Foundational Correction a chance to help you recover your health. She went from lost to found, and we would like to extend an olive branch to you to see if we can serve you or your family too.

Paige also volunteers with many local organizations such as The Junior League of Colorado Springs, The Business Women's Network and the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce. She is an active member of the SCWCC Young Professionals Committee.

Paige has also completed 400 hours of yoga teacher training and offers special workshops and retreats.

I'm Holly Manuel,

Holly Manuel

Holly Manuel has been with Balance Chiropractic since 2018. She spent her first 2 years as the Front Office Coordinator before she was promoted to Office Manager in 2020. Holly has been a HUGE asset to Balance Chiropractic over the last couple of years. She is incredibly dedicated, hard-working, kind, and truly cares about every single patient that walks through our doors. She knows the in’s and out’s of the office and shines very brightly in her new role! Holly is sure to greet you with a warm welcome paired with her million-dollar smile which will make you feel like Balance Chiropractic is your home-away-from-home.

Holly is a native to Colorado but has also enjoyed time spent in Florida and California. She keeps busy when not working by spending time with her 4 wonderful children, who's ages range from 20 to 9 years old. She is very much a pet lover and has 2 cats of her own. She enjoys making her own healthy skincare products, hiking, wood working, plants/flowers and playing games. Her previous work experiences are veterinary technician and more recently a Chiropractic Assistant for 4 years at a local Chiropractic office. Her attention to detail and patient care are very important to her.

I'm Cera Smith,

Cera Smith

Cera Smith is our Front Office Manager where she will be responsible for managing all patient accounts, scheduling, answering phones, etc. She will be the first point of contact at Balance Chiropractic! This young lady is a low-key rockstar. She is super sweet, kind, diligent, and an overall delight to be around. She will welcome you with a warm smile, and can assist you with scheduling appointments, check-in, account transactions, and answering any questions that you may have. Cera joined Team Balance in July of 2020 and is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing community of practice members.

Cera was born (and mostly) raised here in Colorado Springs – she spent her early years of life in historic Alton, Illinois. She enjoys practicing yoga, creating fine art, hiking, and spending time with her family and pets. As an aspiring educator, Cera has a passion for learning and growing. She values kindness, accountability, and above all, respect and love for all life. She was raised by two hard-working Registered Nurses, and grew up believing that a healthy mind/body is the true key to happiness.

I'm Jennifer (Jenn) Arnold,

Jenn Arnold

Jennifer Arnold joined Team Balance in July 2020 as our very first Community Outreach Manager for Balance Chiropractic. Jenn is super outgoing and eager to establish and maintain quality relationships and educational services in our Colorado Springs community. This lady is full of fire and can light up any room with her zest for life! She is excited to be in this position so she can get to know the Colorado Springs area, and meet new people. Jenn looks forward to connecting with everyone that comes into Balance Chiropractic, please feel free to introduce yourself if you haven't already met!

Jenn is relatively new to Colorado Springs (she moved here in Fall 2019), coming from a small, northwestern Iowa town. Jenn also spent her childhood in the Seattle area, and has many fond memories of the Pacific NorthWest. Jenn obtained her Bachelor's Degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Criminology in May 2019. She considers herself a "people person" and loves nothing more than the opportunity to connect with individuals on any level. Jenn was the Vice President of Growth for her sorority while in college, and was able to successfully recruit the brand new chapter to a specific quota; which is an impressive feat for a new chapter to the campus. She was excited to move to Colorado so she will be able to hike more, as she enjoys being outdoors; her next outdoor project is to begin kayaking. Jenn is a huge animal lover, and has two cats. She can't wait to rescue a dog. Jenn has broad interests, anywhere from card games to playing online games; she also enjoys logic puzzles.

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