Ep. 152 – The power of mentorship & how to get a real one

Mentorship can be a real selling point for PT jobs. It is unparalleled to be able to continue learning in a structured environment with a guide. But does this really happen in reality?

We’re often promised mentorship in a job interview, but as soon as we start working, that quickly disappears. Now it’s “learn on the fly and keep up.”

Oncology physical therapy is particularly suited to mentorship, so when I heard Alexandra Hill is heading up the brand new APTA Oncology Mentorship program, I was thrilled. In today’s podcast, she talks about the importance of oncology PT mentorship, how the program was developed, and how it’s affecting both mentees and mentors.

Dr. Alexandra Hill is looking forward to seeing her program grow and thrive. Having four amazing mentors herself, she knows the importance of mentorships and establishing a formalized structure that makes resources available. Moreover, it’s important to match the right mentor to the right mentee. Her mission is to get more physical therapists involved in oncology. 

About Dr. Alexandra ‘Alex’ Hill

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 with UF Health Jacksonville, specializing in pelvic health, lymphedema, and oncology rehabilitation for all genders. Alexandra is a dual Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health and Oncologic Physical Therapy and a Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) Certified Lymphedema Therapist.

In addition to her clinical work, she is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor for students, has several peer-reviewed research publications on pelvic health and oncology-related concerns, and has experience speaking at the regional, state, and national levels. Alexandra is an active and proud APTA member; she previously served as the Director of Financial Development for APTA Academy of Pelvic Health and co-chair of the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee. She is currently serving as the APTA Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy 2021 Centennial Scholar. Alexandra provides inclusive and empowering education on pelvic health, oncology, and lymphedema through her online platform OncoPelvic PT. 

Bullet Points:

  • Oncology Pelvic Physical Therapy
  • APTA Oncology Mentorship Program
  • Following your passion 
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  • Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health and Oncologic Physical Therapy 
  • Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) Certified Lymphedema Therapist.


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Website: https://www.oncopelvicpt.com

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