DPT, M Physio (Manip), SCS, CSCS
Dr. Amber Donaldson serves as the Director of Sports Medicine Clinics for the United States Olympic Committee. In this role, she manages the daily functioning, staffing and budget of the three Sports Medicine Clinics and Recovery Centers and ensures consistency of policy across all three facilities. Dr. Donaldson also oversees the organization of the Olympic and Pan American Games medical services. Dr. Donaldson served as the Medical Director for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics and served as a clinician at the London Olympics Guadalajara and Toronto Pan American Games and is an official medical delegate providing clinical services to Team USA at the Rio Olympics. Dr. Donaldson also serves as a health care provider to the many athletes on campus and at the Games.
Dr. Donaldson previously served as the Director of sport sciences and medicine for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for six years. With the WTA, she traveled extensively around the world caring for athletes and overseeing administrative duties at its headquarters. Prior to working with the WTA, Donaldson lived in Hawaii and worked with a variety of athletes at a multidisciplinary clinic. She has presented at several sports medicine conferences and published in various sports medicine journals.
Dr. Donaldson received her bachelor’s in sports medicine from Pepperdine University, her doctorate of physical therapy from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and her master’s in manipulative physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne in Australia. She also has completed her sports specialist certification, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, is a certified Pilates instructor and provides other specialized services such as dry needling, ultrasound biofeedback and vestibular assessment and training.