Her co-workers call her mama bear because she is always concerned about them. Amanda thrives in the leadership role and you will often find her mentoring student PT’s as a clinical instructor for UNC, ECU, Campbell. Amanda is the ultimate team player always stepping up to help. Beyond the owners, she is the senior PT at BIA and fills that role well.
Amanda says, “My goal is to teach my patient/client as much as I can so that we can work together as a team instead of having a hierarchy of doctor-patient. I use dry needling as a large part of my practice because I believe that it gives my patients a quicker recovery and helps them manage intense training or sports.” She has put her dry needling skills to good use on several pitchers of the Campbell Baseball team and a US Rugby player. Amanda enjoys working with the athletes of CrossFit, USTA tennis, endurance runners and triathletes, often using dry needling to help them recover from the rigors of training.
Amanda moved from Michigan to Wilmington after PT school seeking the sand and sun and returns there whenever she can. She has been participating in triathlons since 2010. She often competes in triathlons with her dad…. he has beat her every time… maybe she will get him one day. Go Amanda! She ran her first half ironman, the Beach to Battleship, in 2015. She engaged to be married in October of 2017 and enjoys the company of her future step-daughter. She and her fiancé love traveling and watching rugby. She is undoubtedly the largest Michigan football fan in NC. Really, she is.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan in 2008
- Passion for treating shoulder pathologies and treatment strategies and excels in complex cases including multiple fractures or trauma with combined neuro/musculoskeltal injuries
- Trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessment in 2013
- Kinetacore dry needling/intramuscular manual therapy in 2014
- APTA certified Clinical Instructor