Dr Amanda Montgomery
Functional Medicine Doctor
B.B.S (Hons); Grad.Cert.(Sports Medicine); M.Sc.(Biomechanics); B.Sc.(Occupational Therapy)
M.A.M.A; M.S.M.A; R.A.C.G.P; M.A.C.N.E.M
Qualifications and memberships
Dr Amanda Montgomery is a functional medicine doctor who has an extensive background in Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Occupational Therapy. Originally from Perth, she graduated from medicine from the University of Sydney in 2005, before returning to Perth to work at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in a variety of roles prior to working in Emergency Medicine and General Practice.
Prior to becoming a doctor, Dr Montgomery worked and studied Occupational Therapy and Sports Medicine. She initially completed her Occupational Therapy degree at Curtin University, being drawn to the profession because it embodied a holistic nature to patient care. She worked in the field of vocational rehabilitation prior to working alongside chiropractors in a private clinic. In this role she worked with elite sports people, including the Australian Aerobics Team, the Western Australian Calisthenics Team, the Western Australian Rugby Team and
Dr Montgomery’s love for a sporting lifestyle led to her studying Sports Science, completing her Masters of Sports Science with a specialisation in Biomechanics – the structure of the body and the way it moves and functions. She also had the opportunity to assist with research at the Australian Institute of Sport which provided her with the chance to see how each individual athlete needed to have all components of health addressed – psychological, physical and functional – to allow them to achieve sporting success.
Following the completion of her medical training, Dr Montgomery also completed her Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine. This introduced her to and sparked her interest in the importance of nutrition in health. Now studying with the Australasian Academy of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), her interest in nutrition and taking an individualised approach to patient care has grown to the next level.
Dr Montgomery practices as a functional medicine doctor, not as a GP. This means that while patients cannot receive a Medicare rebate for their consultations, they are able to be referred for testing and specialist referral through Medicare. Dr Montgomery’s consultations are much longer than standard medical practitioner consultations, allowing her to take the time to be thorough and listen to her patients’ issues and fully investigate and treat the underlying cause of her patient’s health concerns.