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APTA Oncology consists of professional physical therapists managing the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary and cardiopulmonary rehabilitative needs of patients who are living with and beyond cancer and other chronic illnesses such as HIV.
Rehabilitation Oncology‘s October issue is a Special Issue addressing issues related to cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The featured Research Report, which assessed distress and quality of life (QOL) for women receiving care for breast cancer–related impairments during closure of rehabilitation services due to COVID-19, is receiving national attention. Visit our Publications page for the full press release and access to the article and the special issue.
To help celebrate APTA’s Centennial, we want to share 100 stories of how physical therapy has affected survivors’ lives. These stories will be shared over the next few months as we prepare to celebrate 100 years of APTA. Have a client, friend, or family member who has had a good experience with PT during their cancer journey? We would love to hear their story. Please share this template, which can be completed and sent directly to Shai Sewell. Please complete this photo release form if a photo of the survivor is included (optional). We look forward to sharing these stories with our membership and our community to show what oncologic physical therapy can do!
APTA Oncology is working to share clinical internships across the country that welcome students for experiences in oncology rehabilitation. We’ve also recruited a diverse collection of mentors across the country who have made themselves available to any member who is interested in reaching out. Check out our map HERE.
Meet a Member
Alexandra Hill PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, Board Certified Specialist in Oncologic & Women's Health Physical Therapy
Meet Alexandra, dual clinical specialist and APTA Oncology's Centennial Scholar
Join the APTA Oncology ListServ
APTA Oncology's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice and payment questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.
APTA Oncology'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.
Any PT or PTA living in a country other than the US or a healthcare provider from another discipline, not eligible for APTA membership, can take advantage of our membership benefits by becoming a Partner of APTA Oncology.
Want to get involved? Check out APTA Engage for the latest volunteer opportunities within APTA Oncology. Check back often as new opportunities arise!
A clinical research grant is available to APTA Oncology members to assist with a one-year research study that investigates a question(s) of importance to adult or pediatric oncology or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) physical therapy.