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.

In 2021, APTA will celebrate 100 years as a member association

Find out how to engage, celebrate, and serve, as APTA raises awareness about our great profession and enshrines a proud legacy for future generations.

Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of Board-Certified Specialists in Oncologic Physical Therapy

The Academy is beyond proud to announce the inaugural class of board-certified specialists in oncologic physical therapy. Applications for the 2020 exam window are now being accepted until July 31, 2019 here.

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

march

2020fri06mar(mar 6)8:00 amsat07(mar 7)5:00 pmWALK, RUN, JUMP AND THRIVE: Physical Therapy for Children with CancerCHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange County, CA, 1201 West La Veta AvenueEvent Type :Academy Courses

2020sat21mar8:00 am5:00 pmWhat to Know about Oncology Rehabilitation for the Outpatient Clinician – St. Joseph, MIMarie Yaeger Cancer Center, Kinney Conference Room, St. Joseph, MI, 3900 Hollywood RoadEvent Type :Academy Courses

october

2020sat24oct8:00 am6:00 pmHead & Neck Cancer – Duarte, CACity of Hope - Duarte, CA, 1500 E Duarte RoadEvent Type :Academy Courses

november

2020sat14nov8:00 am5:00 pmExercise Training Guidelines for Individuals With Cancer – Grand Rapids, MIMary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Professional Building Meijer Conference Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 350 Lafayette Ave SEEvent Type :Academy Courses

Meet a Member

Shai Sewell, PT, DPT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Meet Shai Sewell, the Academy's Social Media Chair.

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 you 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.