Within oncology, there’s so much to know, mainly because our patients aren’t neatly siloed into “just” having cancer. They have other impairments, or impairments that were exacerbated by their cancer & treatments. It’s important to know how these other issues can affect our patients & our plans of care.
Alexandra Hill, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA, is part of an elite group of clinicians in the US: she is dual-board certified in both oncology & women’s health PT! She’s using her incredible knowledge, experience, & passion for treating these patient populations that often go hand-in-hand, & she stopped by the podcast to share how she found her path, how she prepared for these exams, & how she’s making a significant & positive impact on her patients’ lives. You don’t want to miss this interview!
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Alexandra Hill graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Chemistry, going on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida and complete the Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency at Duke University Health System. She is presently a physical therapist at a hospital-based outpatient clinic in Annapolis Maryland, specializing in pelvic health, lymphedema, and oncology rehabilitation. Alexandra is a dual Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health and Oncology through the ABPTS, and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). In addition to her clinical work, she is a credentialed clinical instructor for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students and has experience as a teaching assistant and guest lecturer for both the University of North Carolina and Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Alexandra has several peer-reviewed research publications on pelvic health and oncology-related concerns. She enjoys hiking, Zumba, watching sports, and food trucks.
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