Chiropractor Albany and Guilderland, NY

Welcome to Sports & Spinal Wellness Center!

At Sports & Spinal Wellness Center, Dr. Kim Leis-Keeling, Dr. Amanda Boccio and Dr. Emily VanderVeen believe that each patient and doctor of chiropractic become a team for treating an individual's chiropractic problems. Our doctors spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that problems are resolved and your health improves.

We offer services for Sports Chiropractic, Spinal Rehabilitation, Cold Laser Therapy, Myofascial Release, Cupping, and more. We want our patients to be informed about muscle, bone, joint and connective tissue concerns and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being. That is why we've included a section on this website covering common topics associated with chiropractic care. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern related to chiropractic health.

We also know that convenience is important to your selection of a chiropractor in Albany. In these web pages you'll find information about Dr. Kim Leis- Keeling, Dr. Amanda Boccio,  Dr. Emily VanderVeen and Sports & Spinal Wellness Center office, including our location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to request an appointment. We hope you'll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a doctor of chiropractic.


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Meet the Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Emily VanderVeen

    Dr. Emily VanderVeen is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. Prior to joining the Sports & Spinal Wellness Center in August of 2022, she practiced for eight years in Esperance, NY. She enjoys working with families to provide wellness care to patients of all ages. She also holds a certification in Whole Food Nutrition. 

    Dr. VanderVeen specializes in treating women through pregnancy using the Webster Technique and gentle chiropractic adjustments. These treatments can be instrumental in providing relief from the discomfort of pregnancy, as well as help position the baby for delivery.

    Dr. Emily also specializes in pediatric chiropractic. Some pediatric conditions that respond well to chiropractic care include colic, torticollis, delayed milestones, digestive issues, ear infections and trouble sleeping. 

    Having grown up on a dairy farm, Dr. VanderVeen also enjoys treating people who have physically demanding jobs, knowing first hand how vital these treatments can be to getting people back on their feet again. In her free time, Dr. VanderVeen enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking and baking. She loves spending time with family and friends.

  • Kim Leis-Keeling,
    DC. CCSP
    Director and Sports Chiropractor

    Dr. Kim Leis-Keeling is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the University of the State of New York Education Department. She graduated from Northwestern Health Science University in Bloomington, MN in 2003. She is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. She holds two Bachelor degrees in Exercise Science and Business Management from Concordia University. While attending Concordia, she was a member of the intercollegiate volleyball, basketball and track teams.

    Dr. Keeling has a special interest in Sports Chiropractic. In 2014, she was invited to do a chiropractic rotation with the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. She worked with the athletes trying out for TEAM USA for Bobsled, Skeleton and Luge. She is currently working on achieving Diplomate status with American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Dr. Keeling has also completed a post graduate program in Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2003 through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has worked as an exercise specialist and personal trainer for 7 years while living in Chicago and Minneapolis.

    Dr. Keeling specializes in sports related injuries and running performance enhancement and has treated many conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain, disc injuries, plantar fascitis, muscular pain, carpal tunnel and more. She also worked with many children and families to maintain their wellness needs.  She has worked extensively with running clubs in Minnesota as a coach and giving seminars on stretching, injury prevention and sports nutrition. Dr. Keeling has treated many grade school and high school athletes, college and Olympic athletes in all areas from injury assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and sports performance. 

    Dr. Keeling has used her education and knowledge to support local sports team when she practiced in Minnesota.She acted as team chiropractic physician for Burnsville High School Rugby Team, Faithful Shepherd Football Team and Dakota County Technical College Soccer/Baseball Teams. She volunteered as attending chiropractic physician and EMT for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day for the Cure and the Minnesota Special Olympics. She provided chiropractic and sports medicine care for the St. Paul Pioneers Semi-Pro Football Team, National Junior Olympics Taekwondo Championships, Professional Disc Golf Association and Minneapolis Rugby. Recently, Dr. Keeling has been invited to join TEAM USA as a member of sports medicine team in fall of 2014 at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.

    Dr. Keeling moved to the Capital District in 2011 with her husband Mark and two children.  Her hobbies include fitness, weightlifting, skiing, archery, attending educational seminars, hiking, camping, gardening, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

  • Amanda Boccio,
    DC, ATC

    Dr. Amanda Boccio is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic by the University of the State of New York Education Department. She graduated with honors from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY, where she earned her both her Chiropractic and Masters of Applied Clinical Nutrition degrees in 2013.  She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Sports Science & Human Performance. 

    Dr. Boccio specializes in recognizing, assessing, and treating sports-related spinal and extremity conditions.  Her goal is to educate her patients about the importance of becoming actively involved in their care in order to help them achieve their health and wellness related goals. Dr. Boccio utilizes a variety of treatment methods including: traditional and low force adjusting, soft tissue techniques, therapeutic exercise, injury rehabilitation, Kinesiotaping, and nutritional counseling to maximize healing, performance, and overall health and well-being!

    As a Guilderland native, Dr. Boccio is proud to be back in the Capital District to serve her hometown community.  In her free time, she enjoys long-distance running, being outdoors, cooking and baking, as well as spending quality time with friends and family.


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Dr Kim and Dr Amanda along with the massage therapist are all amazing and have helped me so much with my back issues. They really listen to the patients."
    Kellie K.
  • "Wonderful! Dr. Keeling devotes ample time to treat each patient with various techniques to make you feel better than when you walked in. She educates you on self-care too to augment progress. You will feel cared for and not just a number. Excellent, highly recommend! 👍😊"
    Luanne S.
  • "Dr. Boccio is great! She really listens to her patients to fully understand what’s going on. In addition to making the adjustments she has great suggestions/advice on exercises and stretches to help prevent the injuries in the future."
    John C.
  • "Dr Amanda is absolutely amazing! Saw her for a running related overuse injury that had been giving me pain for 8 months. After two sessions with her I was pain free and running again - something I had thought may never have been possible after my months of tried and failed treatments. Aside from her help with my injury, she is extremely nice and caring and takes the time to listen to her patients. So glad I came here!"
    Chelsea W.
  • "Much to offer for back pain. Very friendly"
    Barbara D.
  • "Both of my Guilderland high school athletes see Dr. Amanda and she is great, knowledgeable, and caring!"
    Donavan K.
  • "Dr Kim Keeling is very personable and professional. She has always taken the time to ask the questions and treat my health needs with experienced hands. I feel that she really listens and acts specifically for each concern. Not cookie cutter treatment. I highly recommend her and the spinal wellness center !"
    Cheryl P.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Sports & Spinal Wellness Center


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 pm-6:00 pm


7:30 am-12:30 pm





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