Amanda is passionate about helping her patients manage their condition in a positive way. She excels at customizing and adapting conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the special needs of each patient. Her drive for empathetic care began in her schooling. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2007, as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island in 2010.
Since graduating, Amanda has garnered extensive clinical experience. This includes assisting patients with a variety of pathologies such as total joint replacements (hip, knee, and shoulder), back and neck pain, balance and falls, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia, as well as assisting patients in cardiac and RTC rehabilitation.
In 2013, Amanda began working at a Lymphedema and Pelvic Rehab Center, where her passion for pelvic health blossomed. As a mother of two children, she understands the hardship that labor and delivery has on the body! She specializes in assisting women, men, and children through rehab who are suffering from impairments associated with bladder and bowel dysfunctions, pelvic pain, postpartum, prenatal, and pelvic organ prolapse. Amanda personalizes plans to effectively treat female and male patients with lymphedema, including extremities, head and neck, and genital edema (largely due to oncology or cardiovascular diagnosis). Her successes are built upon her own experiences and clinical background, as well as her continuing education and professional certifications:
- Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Academy of Lymphatic Studies)
- LANA Certified (Lymphology Association of North America)
- PRPC: Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Specialist (Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute)
- Yoga Instructor RYT200 through Yoga Alliance
Amanda has called Wilmington, North Carolina, home since relocating from the New England area in 2003. Her dedication to the community shows in the many ways she invests her time and knowledge into it by serving in these leadership roles:
- Center Coordinator of Clinical Education at Physical Therapy for Women (2014–2021)
- Clinical Instructor for DPT, PTA, and undergraduate UNCW students (2014–present)
- Virtual learning educational session leader with Fit4Mom and Fit4Baby
- Annual guest lecturer at Cape Fear Community College OTA program (2018–present)
- Leader and facilitator for “Get Some Balance” class for Wellness Center in Davis Community
- Participant in Leadership Project to develop exercise programs for women & infants
Outside of helping her patients restore daily function and serving her local community, Amanda loves to garden, to be at the beach, to teach yoga and run, and to spend time with her family!