Welcome to APTA Oncology

APTA Oncology advances physical therapist practice to maximize the lifelong health, well-being and function of persons affected by cancer and HIV.

Knowledge, Compassion, Practice, Results

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.

January Special Issue of Rehabilitation Oncology Focused on Balance & Falls

This special issue, guest edited by Min Huang, PT, PhD, provides valuable information into the impact of chemotherapy on balance by Wechsler and colleagues, the role of impaired executive function in physical mobility by Blackwood, et al., and significant insights into the experience of fear of falling during cancer survivorship by Covington. These are just a few of the important pieces in this issue.

Visit our Publications page for access to the special issue.

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survivorship

APTA Oncology is proud to sponsor Turning Point’s ongoing series of live webinars focused on racial disparities in breast cancer survivorship. Part II has been scheduled for February 24, 7-8:30PM EST. The topic for this event will focus on Community Engagement.

For more information, please visit the event website or click here.

The Class of 2021 Board-Certified Specialists

APTA Oncology is proud to introduce the 2021 class of Board-Certified Specialists in Oncologic Physical Therapy

Regional Courses

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Meet a Member

Kelly Reed, PT, DPT, Board Certified Specialist in Oncologic PT, CLT-LANA

Meet Kelly, whose career path was changed by one week in PT school!

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.

Member Awards

Know of a member who deserves recognition? Nominate them for an APTA Oncology Member Award! Deadline: October 1

Join the APTA Oncology ListServ

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.

Resource Guide for Specialization

This document, prepared by APTA Oncology, is designed to help you in your preparation for the Oncology Specialist Certification Examination.

OncoReads

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

Partners Program

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.

 

APTA Engage

Want to get involved? Check out APTA Engage for the latest volunteer opportunities within APTA Oncology. Check back often as new opportunities arise!

Clinical Research Grant

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.

Internship & Mentor Opportunities

Oncology rehab facilities across the country that are willing to offer clinical affiliations, and mentors who have volunteered to share their time and expertise.

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

APTA Oncology has several course offerings looking for partners to host. Click here to learn more.

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.