Amanda Scharen

Amanda Scharen, PT, DPT

Clinical Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Amanda is a Seattle area native and is thrilled to lead the team at Queen Anne Physical Therapy. She has a passion for working in orthopedics and helping to empower her patients to live their best and most active lives. Her special interests include spine, foot and ankle injuries, working with endurance athletes, and doing bike fits to prevent cycling injuries.

She has earned many advanced certifications including her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, her Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is currently working towards her Fellowship with the North American Institute of Orthopedic and Manual Therapy. She is also involved in physical therapy advocacy and holds several elected positions within the Physical Therapy Association of Washington, including serving as a Washington state Delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association’s House of Delegates.

Amanda received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Gonzaga University, where she also competed at the Division I level and served as captain for the cross country and track teams. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. While at Creighton, she had the opportunity to work as a physical therapist in the Dominican Republic and is proficient in medical Spanish.

When she isn’t at the clinic, Amanda enjoys training for marathons and triathlons, cooking and baking, and exploring the Seattle and the great outdoors with her husband and greyhound.

Blog Posts written by Amanda Scharen

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Tunnel to Viaduct 8k: Top 3 Training Tips

With a new year upon us, many of us start working towards new goals. Maybe you want to run your first 5k or marathon, or improve your time at a specific distance. When working towards any new fitness goal, it is important to be smart and savvy about how you build up to your new athletic endeavors. Here are some tips for runners looking to make 2019 a great running year.