Stay Up-to-Date with our Latest Continuing Education Opportunities
From regional and online courses, to clinical internships, upcoming conferences, and opportunities to host a regional course, check back frequently for the latest educational offerings from APTA Oncology.
Date/time: April 24, 2021: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm ET
This virtual 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.
Specific cancers to be covered in this class: prostate, breast, colorectal, pelvic, melanoma, leukemia, lymphoma and head and neck cancer.
- Speaker: Frannie Westlake PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic and Oncologic Physical Therapy
At the conclusion of this course, a participant should be able to:
- Review pathophysiology of cancer, prevalence and important statistics.
- Explain techniques used to diagnose, surgically and medically treat cancer.
- Review appropriate exercise prescriptions when treating patients who have a past or current diagnosis of cancer.
- Learn precautions, contraindications and red flags to look for when working with cancer survivors.
- Review of oncologic emergencies, lab values and screening used to determine safety when treating a patient with a history of cancer.
CEUs: 0.8 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of the course
Early-Bird Deadline is one month prior to the course. Advance Deadline is two weeks prior to the course.
APTA Oncology MemberEarly Bird
Advanced Price: $229
APTA MemberEarly Bird
Advanced Price: $275
Advanced Price: $325
Note: Pricing above is for a one-day course.
The APTA Learning Center provides opportunities to earn continuing education units (CEUs) by completing online, oncology rehabilitation-specific courses. APTA Oncology members receive discounted prices for oncology-related courses!
APTA Oncology is working to expand its library of virtual learning opportunities so that our members can bring learning (and earning!) into their homes. Stay tuned for new courses being offered throughout the year.
OncoReadsSM is an exciting program that allows you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the comfort of your own home or office. In partnership with Rehabilitation Oncology and the APTA Learning Center, selected articles will be made available for you to read and critically analyze in preparation to complete a 15 question exam (>/=70% to pass) to earn CEUs (.2 per article!) through the Learning Center.
Available articles will be updated with each issue of Rehabilitation Oncology. Articles focusing on translating evidence into practice and covering topics aligned with the Description of Specialty Practice are available.
SPECIAL PROMOTION: April 17th through May 31st, all OncoReads will be 10% off using the discount code: “ONCO10“
Select a course, bundle, or explore our other offerings on the APTA Learning Center below to Read, Learn, and Earn… today!
- NEW! “Mobility Measures in Older Cancer Survivors: An Examination of Reliability, Validity, and Minimal Detectable Change”
- NEW! “The Effect of Chemotherapy on Balance, Gait, and Falls Among Cancer Survivors: A Scoping Review”
- NEW! “Long-term Function Outcome in Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumor”
- “Life Isn’t as Carefree as it Used to Be”: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Experiences of Women with Fear of Falling During Cancer Survivorship
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. These registrants can come from the host facility or local facilities.
The map below provides a snapshot of oncology rehabilitation facilities across the country that are willing to offer clinical affiliations, as well as mentors who have volunteered to share their time and expertise. These lists are ever-evolving!
APTA Oncology will share the list of clinical affiliation sites with academic institutions upon request. It will be the responsibility of the academic institution to contact the facility and to develop the clinical affiliation. Placing your facility’s name on the list of potential affiliation sites in no way obligates you to provide a clinical affiliation for a particular academic institution.
Mentors who have provided their information have shared their contact information in the hope that students, new professionals, and professionals new to oncology rehabilitation or simply wanting to network or collaborate will reach out. Individuals are encouraged to reach out independently to the mentor of their choosing.
Sharing clinical affiliation and mentorship opportunities are great ways for APTA Oncology members to help spread the word about oncology rehabilitation and to educate current and future members.
If you are interested in having your clinic included on this map, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: name of facility, contact person, address, phone number, email address, type of facility, and patient population(s). If you are an individual willing to provide mentorship and wish to be included on this map, please reach out to our Secretary, Steve Wechsler (contact info below).
Thank you in advance for your willingness to share your knowledge and experience. Questions? Please contact our Secretary, Steve Wechsler, at email@example.com.
Physical Therapy Services
|Clinical Internships||1310 Coburg Rd #5, Eugene, OR 97401, USA|
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Grapevine
|Clinical Internships||1643 Lancaster Dr #100, Grapevine, TX 76051, USA|
Specialties available: general oncology PT/OT, breast prehab center, pelvic floor (gyn onc/prostate), palliative care, lymphedema, aquatic therapy, speech therapy, residency program
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Plano Alliance
|Clinical Internships||4825 Alliance Blvd, STE 200 Plano, TX 75093|
Specialties available: general oncology PT/OT, breast prehab center, pelvic floor (gyn onc/prostate), head and neck, lymphedema, speech therapy, wound care, residency program
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
|Clinical Internships||800 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104, USA|
Specialties available: general oncology PT only, breast prehab center, head and neck, lymphedema
Sammons Cancer Center
|Clinical Internships||3410 Worth St #800, Dallas, TX 75246, USA|
Specialties available: general oncology PT/OT, breast prehab center, transplant unit, head and neck, lymphedema, speech therapy, residency program
Bustillo Physical Therapy
|Clinical Internships||201 W Guadalupe Rd #313, Gilbert, AZ 85233, USA|
Central Valley Physical Therapy
| ||1716 W Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95207, USA|
Virtu Arora, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy, Certified Lymphedema Therapist
City of Hope
|Clinical Internships||1500 E Duarte Rd, Duarte, CA 91010, USA|
Student Coordinator: Lisa McManus
We are a comprehensive cancer center with inpatient and outpatient physical therapy departments.
USC Physical Therapy Associates - Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
|Clinical Internships||Health Research Association, 1640 Marengo St #102, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA|
Kimiko Yamada, PT, DPT, ATC, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
| ||80 Seymour St, Hartford, CT 06106, USA|
Moffitt Cancer Center
|Clinical Internships||Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA|
Christine Alvero, PT, DPT, ATC, MBA, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy
Shands Medical Center at the University of Florida
|Clinical Internships||Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida, 1515 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA|
Contact: Christina Pettie, PT
Specialty: Outpatient oncology
University of Chicago Medicine
|Clinical Internships||5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA|
5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC1081
National Institute Health Oncology
|Clinical Internships||9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA|
Beaumont Health System
|Clinical Internships||Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus, 44201 Dequindre Rd, Troy, MI 48085, USA|
Chris Wilson. PT, DPT, GCS, CCCE, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Stephenson Cancer Center
|Clinical Internships||800 NE 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA|
Vicky Davidson, PT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Fox Chase Cancer Center
|Clinical Internships||333 Cottman Ave, Cheltenham, PA 19012, USA|
Jeannie Kozempel, PT
St. Luke's University Health Network
|Clinical Internships||1700 St Luke's Blvd #201, Easton, PA 18045, USA|
Mari Wahlgren, DPT, ATC, Certified Lymphedema Therapist
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
|Clinical Internships||262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105, USA|
Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center
|Clinical Internships||1145 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212, USA|
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
|Clinical Internships||355 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA|
Karen Bustillo, PT, DPT, OCS
Melissa Eden PhD, PT, DPT, OCS
Lydia In, PT, DPT, MSPT
Kristin Thomas, PT, DPT
Scott Capozza, PT, MSPT
Kristin Carroll, PT
Noli Dioneda, MS, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncology PT
Shai Sewell, PT, DPT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Megan Pavia, PT, DPT
Shelley Smith DiCecco, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA, CI-CS
Temi Asein, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
Aubrene Fieore, PT, DPT
Ann Marie Flores, PT, PSPT, PhD
Lauren Miller, PT, DPT
Tom Rosinski, PT, DPT
Earllaine Croarkin, PT, NCS
Alexandra Hill, PT, DPT, CLT
Hallie Lenker, PT, DPT
Steve Wechsler, PT, DPT
Lori Boright, PT, DPT, DScPT(c)
Andrew Chongaway PT, DPT
Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc GCS, CEEAA
Chris Wilson, PT, DPT, DScPT, GCS
Kelly Reed, PT, DPT
New Jersey Mentors
|Mentors||New Jersey, USA|
Jennifer Brooks, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
New York Mentors
|Mentors||New York, NY, USA|
Emil Berengut, PT, DPT, MSW, OCS
Tiffany Kendig PT, DPT, MPH
North Carolina Mentors
|Mentors||North Carolina, USA|
Ashely Chandler, PT, DPT
Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM
Amy Compston, PT, DPT CRT, CLT-LANA
Mary Fisher, PT, MSPT, PhD
Anne Gonzales, PT, DPT
Andrea Leiserowitz, DPT, CLT
Jeannie Kozempel PT, DPT, MS
Melinda Steimling, PT, DPT, WCS
Barbara R. Wagner, PT, DPT, MHA
South Carolina Mentors
|Mentors||South Carolina, USA|
Shana Harrington, PT, DPT
Dennis Ittenbach, PT, MS, CLT-LANA
South Dakota Mentors
|Mentors||South Dakota, USA|
Dan Steventon, PT, DPT
North Dakota Mentors
|Mentors||North Dakota, USA|
Savannah Olson, PT, DPT, CLT
Jessica Bertram, PT, DPT
Jessica Jane West, PT, DPT
Karthik Jayaraman, PT, DPT
Sruti Manvi, PT, DPT
Elise K. Cantu, PT, DPT
Lesli Bell, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
Erin Murphy, PT, DPT
West Virginia Mentors
|Mentors||West Virginia, USA|
Anne Swisher, PT, PhD
Karla Verboncouer, PT, CLT
Content by clinicians, for clinicians
APTA Oncology is dedicated to advancing oncology rehabilitation education. Clinician Content is designed to support clinicians with digestible information on a variety of clinical topics. Designed and recorded by content experts, we hope that the information in these videos can be applied in your practice today.
Breast Cancer Lymphedema
by Kelly Reed PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic PT
Introduction to Bone Marrow Transplant
by Scott Kramer PT, DPT,
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic PT
APTA Oncology and the Lymphatic Diseases SIG hope to provide members with opportunities to advance skills, develop professional networks, and promote awareness of lymphedema and oncology rehab. The listing of an event on this calendar does not imply APTA Oncology affiliation, promotion, or endorsement
Check back often as listings will be updated and please contact Lesli Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you know of an event you think should be added!
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.