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.

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

september

2019fri06sep8:00 am5:00 pmWhat to Know about Oncology Rehabilitation for the Outpatient Clinician – New Haven, CTThis one-day course will allow for the outpatient clinician to evaluate and treat a patient with a history of cancer diagnosis or is currently undergoing cancer treatments. The clinician will understand the various types of cancer treatments and how the side effects may present in their clinic. New Haven, CT Event Organized By: Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy Event Type :Academy Courses

2019sat07sep8:00 am5:00 pmExercise Training Guidelines for Individuals With Cancer – New Haven, CTNew Haven, CTEvent Type :Academy Courses

2019fri27sep(sep 27)8:00 amsun29(sep 29)6:00 pmComprehensive Management of Peripheral Edema workshop, part I - Glendale, CAVerdugo Hills Hospital - Glendale, CA, 1812 Verdugo BoulevardEvent Type :Academy Courses

october

2019fri25oct(oct 25)8:00 amsat26(oct 26)4:00 pmWALK, RUN, JUMP AND THRIVE: Physical Therapy for Children with CancerChildren’s Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha NE, 8404 Indian Hills DriveEvent Type :Academy Courses

2019fri25oct(oct 25)8:00 amsun27(oct 27)6:00 pmComprehensive Management of Peripheral Edema workshop, part II - Glendale, CAVerdugo Hills Hospital - Glendale, CA, 1812 Verdugo BoulevardEvent Type :Academy Courses

2019sat26oct8:00 am5:00 pmExercise Training Guidelines for Individuals With Cancer – Garfield Heights, OHCleveland Clinic - Garfield Heights, OH, 12300 McCracken RoadEvent Type :Academy Courses

november

2019thu07nov(nov 7)8:00 amtue12(nov 12)6:00 pmComprehensive Management of Peripheral Edema workshop - Macomb Twp, MIAscension MI Macomb PT - Macomb Twp, MI, 17900 23 Mile Rd.Event Type :Academy Courses

2019sat09nov8:00 am5:00 pmEvidence in Action: A Comprehensive Management of Balance Impairments and Falls – Duarte, CACity of Hope - Duarte, CA, 1500 E Duarte RoadEvent Type :Academy Courses

2019sat16nov8:00 am5:00 pmHead & Neck Cancer – Jacksonville, FLBaptist Heart Hospital, Jacksonville FL, 800 Prudential DriveEvent Type :Academy Courses

march

2020fri06mar(mar 6)8:00 amsat07(mar 7)5:00 pmWALK, RUN, JUMP AND THRIVE: Physical Therapy for Children with CancerOrange County, CAEvent Type :Academy Courses

Meet a Member

Elise K. Decker, PT, DPT, CLT

Meet Elise Decker, a recent graduate from Texas State University, who is working to help aspiring cancer rehab specialists make the transition from student to the professional world of oncology rehab with her original podcast, The OncoPT.

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.