Since starting her physiotherapy career in 2016, Amanda has reinforced her skills with a variety of continuing education courses (because there’s never an end to learning!). She has used courses like “Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science” to provide honest and up to date information on what pain is and how it relates to her client’s injury, and how we can best use our pain system to our advantage. She enjoys helping clients learn how to help themselves, using courses like “CBT Skills for Distressing Physical Symptoms” to do so. She is passionate about serving women more effectively and has taken an external pelvic health course to help provide women (and all people with pelvises) better care.
Because of her own 10+ year history with working out with weights, Amanda is passionate about getting women into strength training (because feeling strong feels good for everyone!) but has also dabbled in lots of different exercise activities like snowboarding, running, cardio kickboxing, dance, and yoga. This gives her a true appreciation for the frustration that happens when an injury is holding you back from the things you want to do. Thankfully, her goal is to help people get back to the sports and activities that they miss (or just be able to live the life they want to live with less pain!).
When she was younger, she was a competitive softball pitcher and played ringette, but you can now catch her on the ice refereeing ringette in her spare time and facilitating kids enjoying ringette as much as she does.
Cats or dogs? Dogs.
How many siblings do you have? 2- My favourite older brother and my favourite older sister.
Worst fad you’ve ever participated in? Tamagotchi’s
If you could change your name, what would it be? Skylar
Last book you read? How to be Bawse – Lilly Singh
Most useless talent you have? I can balance in a ‘wheely’ position in a wheelchair
What’s your spirit animal? Giraffe
Guilty pleasure? Reality TV
In your high school yearbook, what did you win/would you have won? Most likely to be an overachiever in university
What song would play when you enter a room? Roar – Katy Perry