Dr. Mélanie LeBlanc grew up in Bathurst, New Brunswick, a small coastal town. She always loved the small town feel and the friendly people that came with it and she is excited to get that sense of community again by moving to Powell River. Growing up, she was always active. She started figure skating as soon as she was able to get on the ice at the age of three and fell in love it. She later found another passion in volley ball during high school, and then yoga while at university.
She always loved sciences and had a great interest in the human body growing up, and always wanted to go to medical school and 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, she decided she wanted to help people with a more natural and holistic approach, which led her to chiropractic.
Mélanie graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, ON, in 2018. During her internship year, she learned from the brilliant minds of her clinicians at the school’s clinic as well as the Sherbourne Health Center in downtown Toronto 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. She has a special interest in pediatrics and mommies-to-be, however loves treating and helping everyone that she can. Dr. LeBlanc loves helping seniors stay active and young at heart with a specialized chair-yoga program.