About Dr. Amy
Amy Leslie, DC
As a former professional figure skater Dr. Amy has a keen sense of body mechanics and is intimately aware of the spine’s potential for movement, strength and grace. Dr. Amy grew up on a small farm in Manitoba, Canada and spent most of her childhood skating at the local ice rink. She went on to become a two-time National Ice Dancing Champion in Canada. She then joined the professional circuit, touring around the world with Disney on Ice.
The majority of Amy’s education and training has been in sports medicine but you don't need to be an athlete to benefit from her treatments. She has experience in working with all types of patients, including prenatal and postpartum woman. One of her passions is to help woman navigate getting back to their sports after baby. While you might guess that she can help you heal from a painful back injury, you might not know that as a chiropractor she's also been trained to help with other parts of the body as well. She's had great success in treating people's shoulders, elbows, ankles, knees, hips, and even jaws (often helpful for chronic headaches).
When she isn’t helping people lead healthier lives in the clinic she can be found singing itsy bitsy spider to her daughter, swinging around on her trapeze, mountain biking at post or meditating with her husband Scott. People occasionally like to poke fun at Dr. Amy's Canadian accent but she thinks it’s no big deal eh:)
Doctorate of Chiropractic, University of Western States (Cum Laude)
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, University of Western States and Manitoba
One of my favorite things in the whole world is Aerial! Aerial Arts means doing fun things in the air. Think Cirque Du Soleil. Although it's been a decade since I retired from figure skating and it is so refreshing to be back at artistics athletics. Don't get me wrong, it hurts like crazy, my hands are basically falling apart and I have bruises all over BUT it is totally worth it. I can't stop. My favorite apparatus right now is the hoop (aka Lyra) but I also do enjoy swinging and spinning around on the trapeze. My initial training has been in Portland but I am starting to build an aerial community here in Hood River. Ask me about it at your next appointment.