Most PTs are scared to work with people who have cancer. But they don't need to be - in fact, today's guest wrote the bible on cancer rehab safety!
So you want to work in OncoPT...but don't know how (or where) to start? You need THIS episode!
I spoke with Dr. Abby Hegerfeld, PT, DPT about her journey from cancer survivor to oncology physical therapy. During her battle with cancer, she describes some of the effects of the treatment and what she learned. Following her treatment, she decided to sit for the Oncology Specialist Certification Exam. Her experience as a patient helped … Continue reading Ep. 154 – From survivor to specialist: one PT’s journey
Our guest this week is Dr. Teresa Lee, a lymphedema physiotherapist specialist. Lymphedema is often referred to as a 'dreaded side effect' in oncology. However, it is something we cannot always avoid. Her book, Navigating Lymphedema, A Guide for Cancer Survivors, provides cancer survivors with the tools to treat lymphedema. This week, we will discuss … Continue reading Ep. 153 – Navigating Lymphoedema with Dr. Teresa Lee, PT
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 … Continue reading Ep. 152 – The power of mentorship & how to get a real one