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.
In her Editor’s Message, Dr. Mary Fisher makes a call for person-first language. This issue features a review of mobility measures among older cancer survivors, a look at long-term functional outcomes among young adult survivors of childhood tumors, a biopsychosocial exploration of the PT experience among people living with lymphedema, a systematic review of reported barriers to exercise adherence among patients with breast cancer, and more.
Visit our Publications page for access to the issue.
APTA Oncology is excited to offer a virtual course, presented by our Education Chair, Frannie Westlake, and scheduled for April 24, 2021. The course is designed to enable the outpatient clinician to evaluate and treat a patient currently undergoing cancer treatment, or with a history of cancer. 0.8 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of the course.
For more information and to register, please see the listing on our education page. Early bird pricing ends 3/24!
Meet a Member
Mari Taylor, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, Board Certified Specialist in Oncologic PT
Meet Mari, who keeps finding her way back to the oncology rehab team!
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.