Amanda Scharen

PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

About

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 pelvic floor to help empower her patients to live their best and most active lives. Her special interests include pelvic pain and dysfunction, pregnancy, low back pain, neck pain, and hip, knee and ankle 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 a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. In addition, she is certified in Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM) and is a certified Bike Fit Specialist. She is also involved in physical therapy advocacy, working with legislators to advocate on behalf of patient’s access to quality healthcare. She has also served in many elected positions within the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2021, she received the APTA’s Emerging Leader Award.

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 is an avid distance runner and can usually be found training for her next marathon. When she isn’t running, she is usually spending time with her husband and greyhound cooking, enjoying the outdoors, or doing house projects.

Board Certifications

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Additional Certifications

Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Education

Creighton University, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Hometown

Bellevue, WA

Recent Blog Posts

Our educational blogs draw on the expertise and experience of our therapists, bringing you the information you need to pursue an active, healthy, and pain-free life.
While it is easy to get carried away in the excitement of the last few games, matches and meets, it is extremely important to also check in with our kids about their physical state to address any pain or injuries that may have come up during the season.
Women's Health Week is a time to honor and celebrate the strength, resilience and well-being of women everywhere. Paying attention to our pelvic floor is key to holistic health and happiness.
Embarking on your journey to pelvic health is a courageous step toward a happier, healthier you! Learn what to expect so you can have a safe, comfortable, and empowering experience.

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