Born and raised in Vancouver, Amanda attended the University of British Columbia and completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. After completing her degree, Amanda worked as a kinesiologist before deciding to continue on to do her Masters degree in Physical Therapy, which she completed at Queens University.
Since graduating, Amanda has become certified in advanced manual therapy, dry needling/intramuscular stimulation (IMS), soft tissue release, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, and has recently added acupuncture to her practice. In the community, Amanda is the lead physiotherapist with the over six hundred Vancouver All Stars athletes, speaks at local fitness and retails centres and does consulting work for Barre Fitness at their various locations.
Coming from an athletic background as a former competitive dancer and Team Canada cheerleader, Amanda finds it very exciting to work with athletes of similar backgrounds.
As she is no longer competing, Amanda has branched off to other forms of physical activity to maintain an active lifestyle. She enjoys weight training, running half marathons, practicing yoga and has recently started the transition from spinning to road biking. During her time off, Amanda is an avid traveler. Day to day hobbies anything active, but she also enjoys cooking, baking and visiting any of Vancouver’s culinary hot spots.
Becoming a physiotherapist was a natural choice for Amanda due to the fields’ emphasis on empowering clients to take the lead in their rehabilitation. She truly believes that by giving clients the tools required, they can work together on meeting rehabilitation goals and prevent future injuries.