• Phone: 401-459-4001
  • Location(s): Ortho Rhode Island - Foundry
  • Areas of Interest: Sports rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation

Amanda joined the practice in 2014 after graduating from Northeastern University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While completing her degree, she interned with the Northeastern Strength and Conditioning staff, specifically helping coach Men and Women’s Track and Field, Men’s Crew, and Women’s Volleyball.  She completed her final clinical rotation at ORI/Foundry Sports Medicine. Her previous clinical rotations included an outpatient facility in Washington D.C and an acute care rehabilitation hospital in Concord, NH.

Since joining the ORI/Foundry Sports team, Amanda has completed continuing education courses on the shoulder and spine while completing certification of Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1 and 2. This year, she looks to pursue certification in Functional Dry Needling. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with friends and family, beaching on Cape Cod, and recently joined CrossFit to stay active.

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