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 University of Michigan-Flint will host the Virtual Oncologic Physical Therapist Certification Examination Item Writing Workshop, (9:30 am – 5:30 pm) via Zoom on September 25, 2021. The item writing workshops are a great way to engage and to learn about constructing good test questions. If you’re interested in item writing for the Oncologic Physical Therapist Clinical Specialist Certification Examination, please consider attending the Oncologic Virtual Item Writing Workshop. If you attend this workshop you are not prevented from sitting for the specialist examination. Please RSVP or Send Questions to: Jackie Drouin, PT, PhD, Item Review Coordinator, Oncology Specialty Council
We are excited to announce that we are offering an in-person regional course, taught by immediate past president, Steve Morris, PT, PhD, on November 13, 2021 in Grand Rapids, MI.
This course will address issues including why exercise interventions are needed, how to safely implement exercise programs, and how to assess changes in fitness in this population. The course includes a lab component which provides attendees with hands on instruction in both assessment of exercise capacity and the application of exercise training methodologies. Click HERE to learn more and register today.
Meet a Member
Andréa Leiserowitz, PT, DPT, CLT, Board Certified Specialist in Oncologic PT
Meet Andréa, APTA Oncology's Public Relations Chair!
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.