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.
The Balance and Falls SIG is teaming up with its counterparts in the Academies of Neuro and Geriatric PT to host this 1-hour webinar on May 18th at 8PM EST. Jennifer Blackwood PT, PhD, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy will present research describing relationships between physical and cognitive function in older adults with a history of cancer.
APTA Oncology Mentorship Program
We are delighted to announce that Alexandra Hill, the APTA Oncology Centennial Scholar, is developing a formal mentorship program where a direct connection will be made between students and new professionals, and oncology rehab professionals through a carefully selected process.
Our goal is to provide an educational and growing platform where future practitioners are enriched with the knowledge of experts. Mentors are required to be APTA Oncology members and practicing in oncologic PT for at least one year, which includes those who have completed residency. If you are interested in becoming a mentor with our Mentorship Program, please click HERE to submit your information. Deadline for expressing interest is June 1, 2021.
Meet a Member
Emma Schaberg O'Brien, PT, DPT, CLT
Meet Emma, recent graduate and Chair of our Student & New Professional Subcommittee!
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.