Amanda Engler is a native of Papillion, Nebraska and attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science, she pursued higher education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). In 2014 she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy with High Distinction. While attending UNMC she sought additional experiences in academic research. She worked on several ongoing research studies in the Integrative Physiology Department at UNMC and at Madonna Lincoln’s Movement Neuroscience Center. Amanda began working at Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute in 2014. Her clinical expertise is focused on the treatment of persons with neurological conditions. In 2015 she was appointed as Immanuel’s outpatient spinal cord injury physical therapy specialist. Through this position, she works with a team of specialists to perform annual evaluations which identify ongoing needs for persons with spinal cord injury. She has received specialized education to further integrate rehabilitation technologies into her practice. These technologies include the EksoGT Eksoskeleton, RT300 Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycle, and Bioness L300+. In order to provide the best care to persons with neurological conditions, she is studying to take the Neurologic Clinical Specialist credentialing examination in 2019.
Amanda is passionate about empowering patients to regain their abilities and a meaningful lifestyle by equipping them to reduce their physical limitations. When she is not working, she and her husband enjoy opening their home to friends and family, traveling, camping, backpacking and exploring the great outdoors.