Dr. Mélanie LeBlanc
Dr. Mélanie LeBlanc went from growing up in a small coastal town on the East coast, to settling into the beautiful West coast town of Powell River that felt just like home. Growing up she was always active. She started figure skating at the age of three and immediately fell in love with it. Although she hasn’t skated in years, she wanted to re-immerse herself the skating world and joined the Powell River Skating Club as a board member. Since moving here, she has also found a new passion within the aerial circus silks group at the Powell River Gymnastic Club. Keep an eye out for her as they’re getting ready to do some performances around town!
Mélanie has always loved sciences and developed a keen interest in the human body growing up; she had always wanted to go to medical school to become a doctor. She attended the University of New Brunswick where she graduated with honours in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and made the Dean’s list. During her time there, her aspirations for a more natural and holistic medical approach led her to chiropractic.
Mélanie graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, ON, in 2018. She completed her residency year at the campus clinic and at Sherborne Health Centre in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood. During her time there she learned from the brilliant minds of her clinicians and how to treat her patients with love and care. During her internship year she was a co-president of the Global Health Initiative club which raised money for the Global Peace Network and World Spine Care, both of which provide chiropractic care to third world countries.
Dr. LeBlanc’s treatments are evidenced-based and tailored to each individual. Initial visit includes a thorough history and physical exam to find the root of your problem. Treatments can include soft tissue therapy to release tight muscles, spinal and joint manipulation – including Diversified technique and drop-pieces from Thompson technique, rehab exercises that include strengthening and stretching, as well as healthy lifestyle advice and education.
She treats a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.