Welcome to the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy

The Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy advances physical therapist practice to maximize the lifelong health, well-being and function of persons affected by cancer and HIV.

Knowledge, Compassion, Practice, Results

Our association consists of professional Physical Therapists managing the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary and cardiopulmonary rehabilitative needs of patients resulting from the treatment of active cancer disease.

Are you a DPT student interested in oncology rehab?

Check out our map of oncology rehab clinical internships across the United States.

Clinical Research Grant: Deadline May 1

One clinical research grant award of $10,000 is available to Academy members to assist with a 1-year research study that investigates a question(s) of importance to adult or pediatric oncology or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) physical therapy.

Introducing: OncoReads

OncoReadsSM allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the comfort of your own home or office. Click here for more information and to begin earning today!

Oncology Courses

02/23/2019

Head & Neck Cancer – Grand Haven, MI

Generation Care
16760 Lincoln Street
2nd Floor Learning Center
Grand Haven, MI 49417

 

02/23/2019

Exercise Training Guidelines for Individuals With Cancer – Miami, FL

Baptist Health South Florida – Miami, FL

03/02/2019

Exercise Training Guidelines for Individuals With Cancer – Grand Haven, MI

Generation Care
16760 Lincoln Street
2nd Floor Learning Center & PT Gym
Grand Haven, MI 49417

 

03/23/2019

What to Know about Oncology Rehabilitation for the Outpatient Clinician – Appleton, WI

ThedaCare Regional Medical Center
Pine Conference Room
(enter East entrance of hospital and 1st room on the left)
1818 N. Meade Street
Appleton, WI 54911

 

07/13/2019

Head & Neck Cancer – Miami, FL

Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, FL

09/06/2019

What to Know about Oncology Rehabilitation for the Outpatient Clinician – New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT

09/07/2019

Exercise Training Guidelines for Individuals With Cancer – New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT

09/08/2019

A Comprehensive Management of Balance Impairments and Falls – New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT

11/09/2019

A Comprehensive Management of Balance Impairments and Falls – Duarte, CA

Duarte, CA

Meet a Member

Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH, CHES

Meet Dr. Sara Pullen, Chair of the Academy of Oncologic PT's HIV Disease Special Interest Group and recent recipient of Emory University School of Medicine's Hidden Gem Award.

Join the Academy of Oncologic PT 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.

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.