Dr. Amanda Chirlin DPT
Dr. Amanda Chirlin has worked as a physical therapist for Performance since 2018. Dr. Chirlin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University in 2010. In 2018 she went on to graduate from the University of Rhode Island with her Doctorate of physical therapy. While in school, Dr. Chirlin was a member of the Cornell University Gymnastics team where she specialized in the balance beam.
Dr. Chirlin had many opportunities to volunteer in her community and farther. She volunteered with Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, volunteered with the URI Parkinson's Exercise Group, Volunteered for Sea Education Association and in the South Pacific and the Caribbean helping with student-lead oceanographic research, and even Traveled to Vellore, India for two weeks to volunteer and observe physical therapists at a major hospital.
Dr. Chirlin is a member of the Rhode Island APTA Legislative Committee and hopes to take her education even further by becoming a specialist in Orthopedics and Neurological physical therapy. In her free time, you can catch Dr. Chirlin rock climbing, surfing, and working out- basically anything outdoors. She also loves to read, paint, garden, and hang out with her pet rabbit Sunny Bunny.
When it comes to physical activity, Dr. Chirlin is a huge advocate and recommends that everyone chooses activities that give them joy. She also recommends eating at least one fruit or vegetable at every meal, and to be proactive with your health, being sure to take care of all aches and pains sooner rather than later, “we can help you” encourages Dr. Chirlin.