Leslie Wallace MS MPT
Active Life Physical Therapy
(541) 284-2084


Leslie primarily bases her practice following Dr. Edward Stiles’ Osteopathic model, the concept of tensegrity and on a holistic strengthening and stabilizing program. Leslie has experience ranging from chronic pain (fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, migraines, and chronic fatigue) and neurological rehabilitation (CVA, spinal cord injury, head injury), to sports and orthopaedic dysfunctions (sprains/strains, MVA, s/p surgery, neck and back pain). She has worked with local mid-wives in pre and post-natal as well as working with infants.

About Active Life Physical Therapy

What is Osteopathic Manual Techniques
(or OMT)?

Types of Techniques Utilized

Who would benefit?



About Active Life Physical Therapy
Active Life Physical Therapy was established in 2004 by Leslie Wallace, MS, MPT.  Prior to 2004, she worked at the Eugene Sports and Orthopaedic Medical Center for 6 years.

Leslie currently specializes in orthopedic dysfunctions, mostly musculoskeletal problems. The tensegrity model allows Leslie to address the whole musculoskeletal system to decipher where the weaknesses or dysfunctions are that cause the pain or problem. She will scan the whole body in her evaluation, assess weakness or imbalances, treat the areas that lack full mobility and then help to train the client in relearning new movement strategies.  She then educates the patient in maintaining the mobility and stability in the joints and throughout the body/core with an individualized strengthening and stretching program. Neutral posture is key to the patient’s education.

"Patient centered healing in a caring, comfortable and interdisciplinary setting" is the philosophy at Active Life. There are other practitioners available to help the healing process if needed: acupuncture, counseling, massage, and a fitness coach/trainer.

What is Osteopathic Manual Techniques (or OMT)?

Osteopathy is an established recognized system of diagnosis and treatment, which lays its main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body. It is distinctive by the fact that it recognizes that much of the pain and disability which we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage to it by disease. (Description by General Osteopathic Council, 28th October 1998)

Developed by Andrew T. Still in 1874, osteopathy focuses on the unity of all body parts and identifies the musculoskeletal system as an integral element of health.

Types of Techniques Utilized

• Indirect Techniques Functional and Strain/Counterstrain

• Muscle Energy

• Visceral Mobilization

• Cranial Sacral Mobilization

• High Velocity/Low Amplitude

• Myofascial Release

• ETPS tens unit for acupuncture points

• Energy medicine/acupressure

• Bioenergy

Active Life Physical Therapy is not certified by Medicare or Medicaid.
Most other insurances are accepted.
Call us to verify if you have insurance questions.

Who would benefit?

All types of people from the young to the old, competitive athlete to blue collar worker with on the job injuries, people who have been in
motor vehicle accidents and 'regular' people, just like you.
Here are a few examples:

• Migraines/Headaches

• Back And Neck Pain

• Shoulder/Rotator Cuff

• Tendonitis

• Joint Pain

• Carpal Tunnel

• Foot And Ankle Pain/Stiffness

• Plantar Fascitis

• Whiplash/Motor Vehicle Accidents

• Problems From Pre/Post Partum (Back, Neck, Upper Extremity Swelling/Pain)

• Babies (Colic, Neck Dysfunctions, Cranial)

• Thoracic Outlet

• Surgical Recovery

• Scar Tissue/Adhesion Release

• Sprains/Strains

• Sports Injuries: Groin Pull, Ankle Sprains, Bad Contusions, Concussion, Shoulder Pain,
Achilles Tendon, Shin Splints


Self Mobilization of the pelvis
Three dimensional pelvic adjustment that you can do on your own that may eliminate sciatica (lower back pain)

Acute Sprain / Strain Treatment R.I.C.E.
What do I do when I sprain or strain a joint or pull a muscle?

First rib adjustment
May help general neck pain or head aches

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Let not those who attempt
to heal work with the body
only and not the mind,
but work with body mind
and spirit together.




The toe bone's connected
to the heel bone...

The foot bone's connected
to the leg bone...

The arm bone's connected
to the shoulder bone...

The neck bone's connected
to the head bone...

It's easy to connect'em,
those dry bones.

Fats Waller, DRY BONES

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