Blackmon, Amanda M.
Amanda M. Blackmon
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Amanda Blackmon, adjunct clinical assistant professor, has taught in the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions since 2010. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Medicine from Emory University.
Dr. Blackmon is a board-certified specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy with 12 years of clinical experience treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions. She specializes in treating performing artists and dancers, and is the head physical therapist for the Atlanta Ballet.
Dr. Blackmon’s current teaching responsibilities include assisting in the musculoskeletal course series and related intervention courses, and leading a course on patient management skills in the areas of orthopedic examination, therapeutic exercise across the lifespan, and soft tissue mobilization.
Her current research areas of interest include hypermobility, Relative Energy Deficiency, the Female Athlete Triad, and injury surveillance and prevention in dancers. She speaks on these topics at local, state, and national meetings.
She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG), and the APTA’s Orthopaedic Section. She is the Dancer Screening Chair within the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the Orthopaedic Section. In 2015, PTAG awarded her the Merit Award for Exceptional Service and Achievement.
She is also a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. She serves as part of the Healthy Dancer Taskforce for Dance/USA, addressing injury prevention for professional dancers. Dr. Blackmon is the past President of the Eating Disorders Information Network and now serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the organization.