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Dr. Arminta Phelps DC, CCWP

Dr. Phelps is the owner of Achieve Balance Chiropractic in Columbia, Missouri. She began Achieve Balance as a part of her mission to help people achieve optimal health and wellness through chiropractic care and wellness education. 

Dr. Phelps completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri–Columbia and earned a doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport, the fountainhead of Chiropractic.  Dr. Phelps earned her Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner certification in January 2018 be be able to provide the best wellness care to her patients and community.   

Incorporating state of the art technology within her practice is important to Dr. Phelps. She wants to ensure the highest quality of care for her practice members in a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.

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Dr. Alex Gohring

Dr. Alex Gohring received his undergraduate education at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. He went on to pursue his passion of natural health at Logan College of Chiropractic where he attained his Doctorate of Chiropractic.

Dr. Gohring is committed to restoring and maintaining natural health in his community through education and chiropractic care.  Dr. Alex is very family-oriented, and when he is out of the office you can find him spending time with his wife, Jessica, appreciating the outdoors with his dog, Casey, or volunteering his time with community service groups.

 “I am honored to be working with a team so dedicated to providing the highest quality of health and knowledge that chiropractic has to offer.” Dr. Gohring views every day as a gift and is determined to help his community discover health.

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Christopher Scrivner

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Chris received his education in International Business at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Shortly after relocating to Columbia, MO in 2013, Chris found himself under care at Achieve Balance Chiropractic. Amazed with his results, the positive atmosphere at Achieve Balance, and the power of Chiropractic, Chris was enthusiastic to join the team in 2015.

He looks forward to helping Achieve Balance Chiropractic transform Columbia into a healthy and hope-filled community.

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Gwendolen Carl

Gwendolen Carl has been on staff with Achieve Balance Chiropractic since its founding and is the mother of owner and Chiropractor Dr. Arminta Phelps.

Gwen earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri in 1974. She returned to Columbia in 1999 with two daughters who also have become Mizzou graduates.

Gwen since has earned an MBA degree from Columbia College and uses those skills in processing patient insurance and the practice’s finances.

With a remarkable chiropractic story herself, Gwen was  diagnosed with MS in 2004. She chose chiropractic care over drug therapy and no longer suffers from fatigue or frequent falls that had affected her quality of life.

She loves to share her enthusiasm and knowledge about the power of principled chiropractic!

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Olaf joined the team in August of 2014, making short sporadic appearances from time to time. As of November 2015, Olaf has become the official office and building Mascot.

In his spare time, Olaf enjoys tug of war, fetch, and snuggling. He has been so well received, and the amount of joy that this little guy brings to so many people is nothing short of amazing. His “Dogsitter” list grows longer every week.

There is nothing Olaf loves more than loving on his people; he must get this from Dr. Phelps. He has been told he is the first one to master Chiropuptics.


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