Who is APTA Oncology?
APTA Oncology consists of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, student physical therapists, and student physical therapist assistants managing the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary and cardiopulmonary rehabilitative needs of patients living with and beyond cancer and other chronic illnesses including HIV. This encompasses acute secondary sequelae of treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy as well as long-term secondary sequelae of treatments and palliative care.
The Mission and Vision of APTA Oncology
Mission: APTA Oncology advances physical therapist practice for persons affected by cancer and chronic illness by maximizing movement and wellness across the lifespan.
Vision: To optimize movement and quality of life of individuals impacted by cancer and chronic illness.
Interested in joining an APTA Oncology Special Interest Group (SIG)? Use the following form to select the SIG you want to sign up for today!
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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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!
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.