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What is Oncology Physical Therapy?

 

Cancer and its treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy, can result in physical impairments. Oncology physical therapy assists individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer to recover from these impairments – and in some cases to help prevent them all together! Our goal, as oncologic physical therapists, is to help you optimize your physical function, independence, and overall quality of life.

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 learn to move without pain, while feeling renewed and ready to move on.

Oncology Patient Fact Sheets

The Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy has developed a series of Oncology PT Fact Sheets. Each fact sheet presents a different aspect of physical therapy treatment for patients with a history of cancer or HIV. These resources are intended to provide information regarding the individual topics and to facilitate discussions with health care providers if necessary – including physical therapists!

 

 

 

Clinical Research Grants

Are you up on the latest Oncology Physical Therapy research or are your just starting out? New and experienced Academy members can make valuable contributions.

Clinical Internship Opportunities

This list of clinical sites is provided as a service to Academy Members.

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

The Academy of Oncologic PT, APTA has several course offerings looking for partners to host. The host facility will be chosen based on the guarantee that they can draw a minimum of 20 registrants.

Academy Member Awards

Know of a PT/PTA professional needing recognition? Here is the place to find out about our Member Awards.

Join the Academy ListServ

The Academy's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.

Resource Guide for Specialization

This document, prepared by the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, is designed to help you in your preparation for the specialist examination.

OncoReads

OncoReads allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the comfort of your own home or office. Begin earning today!

Partners Program

Any PT/PTA living in a country other than the US who is not eligible for membership in APTA can take advantage of our membership benefits by becoming a Partner of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy.

Look Inside the Oncology Toolbox

What's in your Physical Therapy Bag of Tricks? Find more and contribute some.

Sign Up to Become a Volunteer

This Academy survives and thrives on it's exceptional line of volunteers. From experienced to clincians; if you want to be a leader, we have a position.

What is Oncology

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Award Grant
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Grant Submission adn Deadline
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Application Structure
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IRB Approval
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Award Period and Notification of Award
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