Amanda had a fast paced, high profile professional career in the fashion industry, when this multi-talented young woman’s life changed tune. During 2009 at the age of twenty nine it took just ten days for this dynamic young woman's body to almost completely shut down. Left-sided paralysis left this normally very focused and independent young woman, scared and without the ability to lift her left arm and leg.
Admission to hospital followed by two months of rehabilitation led Amanda to hit rock bottom and she asked herself if she would ever walk again. What followed was a miraculous awakening, where Amanda found the strength to find her way back to wellness and to get her life back.
This long journey back involved the support of many parties. A nurturing and loving family, caring twin sister, dedicated girlfriends, a change in lifestyle and nutrition, a neurologist, Applied Kinesiologist and a Neuro-Physiotherapist step by step guided this stoic young woman's muscles back to normal function. With a 50/50 chance to walk again - she ran in six weeks.
Amanda’s recovery inspired her to study a Diploma in Sports Kinesiology. With her own professional clinic “Bend Like Bamboo”, she has now dedicated her life showing others how she achieved this. Amanda has come out the other end, enjoying her life by maintaining traditional medications alongside complementary medicine whilst addressing her nutrition and mind with the help of kinesiology and traditional Chinese Medicine.
She hopes to stay healthy by taking on board a positive lesson from this difficult time, a definite diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, the most common chronic neurological disease of young Australians. Amanda’s journey to wellness started in 2004 and since then she has dedicated her time to finding answers to why she became so unwell, and is working on unravelling the complexities of multiple sclerosis with the assistance of Kinesiology and guidance from MS health professionals.
Amanda is currently thriving and enjoys sharing her journey back to wellness through her MS Ambassador role. Multiple sclerosis has shown this intuitive woman pain, loneliness and loss. But it has taught her humility, simplicity, strength, courage and the power of love.
MS Ambassador Amanda is an enlightened public speaker who will share with you how, when you have experienced such opposites of life’s spectrum, a normal day can now bring such joy and happiness and who experiences life - aware and awake.