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AMANDA MCKENNA, PT, DPT

  • Phone: 401.777.7000 – Option 3
  • Office Location(s): Providence |
  • 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 Ortho Rhode Island 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 Ortho Rhode Island team, Amanda has completed continuing education courses on the shoulder and spine while completing certification of Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1 and 2. She is also certified in Functional Dry needling for the upper and lower extremities. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with friends and family, beaching on Cape Cod, and participating in CrossFit to stay active.

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March 3, 2021 / Health ORI Blog / Amanda McKenna

Better Sleep

Why should we care?  Why is sleep important?  Sleep is essential because it allows the the mind and body to recharge, improving energy. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot process as well, impairing concentration and memory processing. There are even studies suggesting that sleep disturbances contribute to increased perceived pain levels, contradicting popular belief that pain interferes with sleep. Put simply, more sleep will improve recovery, reduce pain and increase performance. If that’s not convincing enough, I’ll leave you with this quote by Dr. Matthew Walker, PhD and Author of Why We Sleep:

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October 16, 2019 / Exercise Physical Therapy Sports / Amanda McKenna

Vibration Therapy: What is it?

The latest trend in the sports medicine and general fitness world appears to be massage guns. Maybe you have seen your favorite pro athlete use these on the sideline or you have seen it at the gym. We all know how good a massage feels and now this feeling is even easier to achieve. A massage gun is a hand-held device that looks like a power tool. The gadget is placed on the skin and uses battery power to apply a percussive or vibrating force. Many of the newer models even come with various attachments to better address your massage needs.

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December 6, 2018 / Interesting / Amanda McKenna

WINTER IS COMING!

While HBO has just revealed the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere for April 2019, I am in fact referencing the upcoming season change from fall to winter. December 21st will officially signal the start of winter and for many people, this means short days, cold temperatures and shoveling. But who says winter has to be dreary? Let’s find a new winter hobby!

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