Amanda Arnold, Ph.D., DPT, OCS, SCS
Assistant Professor
Phone: (504) 568-4262

Dr. Arnold received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2006, followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010 from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, TX. Initially, she practiced in the outpatient and acute physical therapy settings for the Harris Health System in Houston, TX. She then accepted a position in the Sports Residency Program at Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. During her time as a sports resident, Dr. Arnold gained knowledge and experience in injury prevention and treatment strategies with an emphasis on throwing-related injuries in overhead athletes. She became a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2012 followed by a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist in 2013.

Upon completion of her residency program, Dr. Arnold pursued a doctoral degree in Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Arnold served as adjunct faculty for the ATI Physical Therapy Orthopaedic and Sports Residency Programs as well as the Upper Extremity Athlete Fellowship Program in Greenville, SC. She also served as the clinical coordinator for the Hawkins Throwing Academy, a program designed to prevent injuries and improve performance through biomechanical assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Dr. Arnold received her PhD from the University of South Carolina in 2017 with a dissertation entitled “Patterns of Participation and Performance in Youth Baseball Players.” Her research interests include understanding how participation patterns as well as physical and performance factors impact upper extremity injury risk in overhead athletes, more specifically how age- and population-specific risk profiles develop and change over time.

Dr. Arnold joined the faculty at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in October 2017. Her teaching responsibilities include Diagnosis and Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction I & II, Therapeutic Interventions and Professional Practice I courses.