APTA Resources for Patients

No matter what area of the body ails you - neck, shoulder, back, knee - physical therapists have an established history of helping individuals improve their quality of life. A physical therapist can help you move freely again without pain and discomfort and feeling renewed and ready to move on. They can even help you prevent an injury altogether.


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Oncology PT Fact Sheets

The Oncology Section of APTA is beginning a project to create a series of Oncology PT Fact sheets. Each fact sheet will deal with a different aspect of physical therapy treatment in cancer and HIV patients.

  1. Fact Sheet: Consumer Fatigue Fact Sheet
  2. Fact Sheet: Chemotherapy Induced Cognitive Impairment Fact Sheet (Consumer)
  3. Fact Sheet: HNC Fact Sheet (Consumer)
  4. Fact Sheet: HNC Fact Sheet (Professional)
  5. Fact Sheet: Radiation Fibrosis Fact Sheet
  6. Fact Sheet: HIV Fact Sheet for Clinicians
  7. Fact Sheet: Lymphedema Fact Sheet
  8. Fact Sheet: HIV and Physical Therapy: What to Expect
  9. Fact Sheet: Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy
  10. APTA Issue Brief: Addressing Health Care Needs for Prevention and Management of Lymphedema


  • Melanoma
  • Ovarian Cancer

If you have a specific topic you believe deserves an individual Fact Sheet, or if you believe you have specific expertise in an area and would like to contribute to the project, please e-mail us here.


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