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 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Top Doctors
I originally hail from the Lone Star State, having been born and raised in Austin. Spending time on the numerous rivers and lakes in Central Texas, I 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 my chiropractic practice, as I encourage patients to seek better health through conscious choices in diet and activity that will enhance the body’s performance and longevity.
Graduating from Davidson College in 1999 with High Honors degrees in Spanish and Pre-Medical Studies, I moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to seek outdoor adventures on a grand scale. Between hiking, snowboarding, kayaking, and fly fishing, I divided my professional time between my business as an on-call medical translator for Hispanic patients in the valley, and my volunteering with the Teton County EMS team as a medic.
In 2002, I decided to further my career in healthcare by attending Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Having been successfully treated by a chiropractic physician after a severe wakeboarding injury while in college, I had been spared surgical and narcotic treatments in favor of natural, conservative healing methods. This experience was a turning point for me, as I realized that my goal in life was to one day be able to provide the same life-altering, life-saving treatments for my patients. For me, 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.
I 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. I have performed internships in Portland, Oregon; Beverly Hills, California; Austin, Texas; and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Preferring the relaxed and natural setting of Portland, I returned to the Rose City in 2007 to establish my private practice at Sylvan Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center.
Leah Bowder, LMT
Recognized Among Portland Monthly’s 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 www.leahlmt.com. You may also contact her directly at 503.348.1574 to schedule an appointment, or contact the clinic.
Elizabeth Little, LMT, AOM
Elizabeth Little, LMT (license 15506) was born on beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii and raised where ever the military stationed her family. In 2000, she and her family were stationed on Whidbey Island, Washington, making that their permanent home where Elizabeth’s family still lives.
She received her LMT training at Ashmead College, graduating in 2006 and practicing in the Whidbey Island area—being recognized as the best massage therapist by the Whidbey Times in her first year of practice. Elizabeth fell in love with Portland and moved to the Rose City in 2012, delving into the world of weightlifting and a new desire to compete in bodybuilding.
Seeking help in addressing the demands of weightlifting, Elizabeth became a patient of the clinic for many years before we realized her talents both as a massage therapist and an office manager. Elizabeth joined our team in 2017 to fill both of those positions perfectly, reigniting her passion for massage therapy and the opportunity to aid others in living a healthier lifestyle and finding new heights within herself and her career.
When she’s not massaging or overseeing the office, she is passionate about weightlifting, yoga, hiking, dancing and just about anything that keeps her body in motion. As she says, “Movement is life, and life is beautiful.
Elizabeth has recently begun her training in reflexology, completing her Level I Certification in July through East West College of the Healing Arts. She is excited to expand her practice to include this new therapy, and is now accepting new patients for reflexology treatment.
Tracy Siegel, MPH, NTP
I have always been passionate about health, wellness and especially nutrition. That’s why I got into health care in the first place. Even though the business side of healthcare wasn’t a source of joy for me, it offered a breadth of experience and a tremendous platform for my next adventure. After the birth of my son in 2011, I decided to take some time off to be a mom, but also to reignite my passion and figure out what was next for me. During that time, our family experienced significant health events. While everyone is doing great today, it was a pretty scary time for all of us. As a result of the emotional stress, I experienced some health issues myself. I saw my practitioner who told me ‘I don’t know how to help you.’ That was my call to action. I decided in that very moment to take charge of my own health. To be my own advocate. Shortly after, I went back to school and I became my own first client. Now I live to inspire people like you to transform your life like I did, with food, exercise and stress reduction.
I’ll teach you how to eat really amazing healthy food – that is also incredibly yummy and satiating! And it’s all based on your bio-individual composition. For example, you might be doing things that are leading to inflammation. And, an inflamed body cannot lose weight, at least not easily or sustainably. Or, perhaps, your constant exposure to emotional stress is causing damage to your adrenal health. We’ll also have discussions on your bloodwork or other test results that you’ve had that can give us clues to what you need. Addressing your individual situation will allow me to make nutritional recommendations based on your specific needs.
So, if you’re not feeling your best, there’s no better time to schedule a free consultation with me! I’m confident I can help you with the same compassion and care that I give my own family and friends. We can meet in person in my office, or virtually if that’s better for you. You can contact me directly at (503) 810-1791 or learn more at my website, Pure Nutrition!
Alexia Sloan, L.Ac.
Recognized Among Portland Monthly’s 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.