Meet the Treatment Team!

The treatment team at Sylvan Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center is comprised of a highly talented and skilled group of providers. Our mission is to treat each patient as a unique individual, providing you with the best treatments in complimentary healthcare to work towards one goal: to maximize your body’s potential for performance and longevity.

We invite you to follow the links below to learn more about the backgrounds, treatment philosophies, and professional experience that each of our providers brings to the clinic’s treatment team. If you have further questions, please contact the clinic at any time.

Seth Alley, DC, CCSP, CKTP

Recognized Among Portland Monthly’s 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Top Doctors

Originally hailing from the Lone Star State, Dr. Alley was born and raised in Austin. Spending time on the numerous rivers and lakes in Central Texas, he formed a strong appreciation for nature and the connection between a healthy, sporting lifestyle and improved function of the body. This connection plays a pivotal role in his chiropractic practice, as he encourages patients to seek better health through conscious choices in diet and activity that will enhance the body’s performance and longevity.

Dr. Alley graduated from Davidson College in 1999 with High Honors degrees in Spanish and Pre-Medical Studies and moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to seek outdoor adventures on a grand scale. Between hiking, snowboarding, kayaking, and fly fishing, he worked as an on-call medical translator for Hispanic patients in the valley and volunteered with the Teton County EMS team as a medic.

In 2002, Dr. Alley enrolled at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland. Having been successfully treated by a chiropractic physician after a severe wake-boarding injury while in college, he had been spared surgical and narcotic treatments in favor of natural, conservative healing methods–an experience that drove him towards a goal of one day being able to provide the same life-altering, life-saving treatments for his patients. For Dr. Alley, there is no higher calling than to allow a patient the opportunity to regain his or her mobility and return to the activities of a healthy lifestyle, pain-free and trained to prevent similar injuries in the future.

Dr. Alley graduated Magna Cum Laude and Valedictorian from Western States in 2006, receiving the prestigious Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding patient care in the school’s clinic setting. He has performed internships in Portland, Oregon; Beverly Hills, California; Austin, Texas; and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Preferring the relaxed and natural setting of Portland, he returned to the Rose City in 2007 to establish his private practice at Sylvan Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center. Dr. Alley currently serves on the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners after spending the previous six years as a member of the Board’s Peer Review Committee.

Leah Bowder, LMT

Recognized Among Portland Monthly’s 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Top Doctors and Nurses

Leah Bowder, LMT (license 12252), joined the treatment team at the Sylvan Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center in the winter of 2012, offering massage therapy treatment to help patients achieve relaxation and improve their muscle and joint function.

Leah has been in private practice for many years in the Portland and Beaverton areas. She holds degrees in both Business Administration from PSU and Massage Therapy from the Oregon School of Massage. Leah is highly involved in the American Massage Therapy Association, and firmly believes that massage therapy is a wonderful way to get healthier, stay healthy, or just make those daily aches and pains more tolerable.

Leah offers treatment styles including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy, and medical massage. She also accepts many of the same insurance plans that the clinic accepts such as CIGNA, United Health Care, Health Net, Aetna, Blue Cross, Kaiser, and others. In addition, Leah also treats patients who have been involved in either motor vehicle accidents or injuries involving a workers’ compensation claim.

To learn more about Leah and her services, visit her website at You may also contact her directly at 503.348.1574 to schedule an appointment, or contact the clinic.

Alexia Sloan, L.Ac.

Recognized Among Portland Monthly’s 2019, 2018 and 2016 Top Doctors and Nurses

Alexia Sloan, L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist). Alexia has spent her lifetime studying the human body. During the six seasons she spent working as a professional ski instructor, she honed her skills in body movement analysis and balance integration. Then she studied Massage Therapy at The Oregon School of Massage and at Lane Community College and received her Oregon massage license in 1995.

Alexia spent the next 15 years incorporating many different massage and healing modalities into her own special technique. In 2002 she received a Bachelors degree in Communication, Education and Health from The Evergreen State College. At The Barefoot Sage she trained massage therapists in reflexology, foot massage, and essential oil treatments.

Alexia received her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008, with a focus on Tuina bodywork. After graduation Alexia continued her education in China, training under a well-known gynecological herbalist Dr. Wu, and under Dr. Wong, an acupuncturist specializing in weight loss. Alexia incorporates her vast experience in bodywork with acupuncture and Chinese medicine for a unique healing experience. Alexia can be contacted directly at 503.784.7081 to learn more about her services or to schedule a treatment session.