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.

Special Topics in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: From Cell to Survivorship

Turning Point Virtual Live Symposium.
Saturday November 6, 2021
8am – 5:30pm ET
(Special provisions for earlier time zones)

Rehabilitation Oncology Podcast: Now available on Spotify!

All episodes of the Rehabilitation Oncology Podcast are now available to stream on Spotify. APTA Oncology and Rehabilitation Oncology hope that this new platform will help further disseminate the valuable evidence-based information our members and our community need to optimize the health and wellness of individuals with a history of cancer.

To be alerted when new podcasts are made available, visit the Spotify page and click “FOLLOW”! Our podcasts are also available to stream via Apple and via the Podcast Page of Rehabilitation Oncology.

2021 APTA Oncology Election: NOW OPEN

The 2021 APTA Oncology Election will be open October 12 until October 26 at 11:55PM EST.

APTA Oncology members, click here to access your ballot!


Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survivorship Series Continues

APTA Oncology is proud to sponsor TurningPoint’s ongoing series focused on Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Survivorship. The latest webinar was hosted on Wednesday,  September 8, and featured Patient Voices as they reflect on their breast cancer experience and themes from the first three forums.

Click here for more information and to view recordings of previous forums in this series.

Regional Courses


2021sat13nov8:00 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

Rick White, SPT

Meet Rick, Co-Director of our Student & New Professional Subcommittee's Career Chats and an emerging leader with a unique background!

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.

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.


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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!

Clinical Research Grant

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.

Internship & Mentor Opportunities

Oncology rehab facilities across the country that are willing to offer clinical affiliations, and mentors who have volunteered to share their time and expertise.

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

APTA Oncology has several course offerings looking for partners to host. Click here to learn more.

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.

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