Welcome to APTA Oncology

APTA Oncology advances physical therapist practice to maximize the lifelong health, well-being and function of persons affected by cancer and HIV.

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.

October Special Issue of Rehabilitation Oncology targets COVID-19

Rehabilitation Oncology‘s October issue is a Special Issue addressing issues related to cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The featured Research Report, which assessed distress and quality of life (QOL) for women receiving care for breast cancer–related impairments during closure of rehabilitation services due to COVID-19, is receiving national attentionVisit our Publications page for the full press release and access to the article and the special issue.

100 Survivor Stories for 100 Years

To help celebrate APTA’s Centennial, we want to share 100 stories of how physical therapy has affected survivors’ lives. These stories will be shared over the next few months as we prepare to celebrate 100 years of APTA. Have a client, friend, or family member who has had a good experience with PT during their cancer journey? We would love to hear their story. Please share this template, which can be completed and sent directly to Shai Sewell. Please complete this photo release form if a photo of the survivor is included (optional). We look forward to sharing these stories with our membership and our community to show what oncologic physical therapy can do!

Clinical Internship and Mentor Map

APTA Oncology is working to share clinical internships across the country that welcome students for experiences in oncology rehabilitation. We’ve also recruited a diverse collection of mentors across the country who have made themselves available to any member who is interested in reaching out. Check out our map HERE.

Regional Courses

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Meet a Member

Aubrene Fiore PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, CWS, Board Certified Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy

Meet Aubrene, SACE item writer, and oncology rehab myth buster!

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.

Clinical Research Grants

Are you up on the latest Oncology Physical Therapy research or are you just starting out? New and experienced APTA Oncology members can make valuable contributions.

Clinical Internship Opportunities

This list of clinical sites is provided as a service to APTA Oncology Members.

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

APTA Oncology 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 15 registrants.

Member Awards

Know of a member who deserves recognition? Nominate them for an APTA Oncology Member Award! Deadline: October 1

Join the APTA Oncology ListServ

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.

Resource Guide for Specialization

This document, prepared by APTA Oncology, is designed to help you in your preparation for the Oncology Specialist Certification Examination.

OncoReads

OncoReadsSM allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the comfort of your own home or office. Begin earning today!

Partners Program

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.

 

APTA Engage

Want to get involved? Check out APTA Engage for the latest volunteer opportunities within APTA Oncology. Check back often as new opportunities arise!

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.