Meet a Member

Andrew Chongaway, SPT

Andrew Chongaway is a third-year PT student at the University of New England in Portland, Maine.  He is currently completing his final 12-week rotation at the Sillerman Center for Rehabilitation, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s state-of-the art outpatient rehab center for cancer patients.

While at the University of New England, Andrew has had the opportunity to complete an independent study course with classmate Alyssa Deardorff during which they developed two yoga videos for pediatric cancer survivors with guidance from their mentor, Professor Amy J. Litterini, PT, DPT. The project was funded through a student-led grant by the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society (NNECOS). These videos have been made available to Academy members via the For Members page.

Andrew also has had the opportunity to attend and present a poster at regional conferences hosted by NNECOS on his case study, “Comprehensive Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with Decreased Shoulder Function and a History of Breast, Lung, and Oral Cancer.” He will be presenting again in June at the APTA NEXT conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Andrew hopes to continue his career as a physical therapist in oncology rehabilitation following graduation in 2019. He hopes to continue working at a cancer center while pursuing his interests in research and community outreach with the goal of developing wellness programs for underserved communities and populations.