Pelvic floor dysfunction affects a significant number of cancer survivors. Many of these patients will not be referred to pelvic floor PT. Instead, they will end up in oncology PT for other reasons & will "happen" to also have pelvic floor issues. So can we actually help these patients as non-pelvic PTs? The answer & … Continue reading Ep. 99 – Can you treat pelvic floor as a non-pelvic PT?
Headshot: Alexandra Hill, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA 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 … Continue reading Ep. 96 – Double Trouble: Dual Board Certifications in Oncology & Women’s Health – Alexandra Hill, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA
It's time to start cracking down on studying for the Oncology Specialist Certification Exam (at least here at our house). This is my first time studying for the exam, so I'm really excited to be brushing up on all this great stuff & refreshing things I may have forgotten. While the exam can seem really … Continue reading Ep. 95 – 10 Must-Have Study Tools for the Oncology Specialist Certification Exam
Last week, I covered my favorite must-haves for a general oncology clinic. Today's episode covers my favorite, essential items for an onco-lymphedema clinic. The idea with these two episodes is to pare down all the excess "toys" & "gadgets that tend to clutter our clinics - or to give those starting a clinic an idea … Continue reading Ep. 58 – The Essentials of an OncoPT Lymphedema Clinic
It's a fact a clinic needs certain things to run. Sometimes we can get caught up in the flash of new equipment & feel like we need all kinds of things to make our clinic go. However, we really don't need all that stuff to have a successful OncoPT clinic that serves our patients effectively. … Continue reading Ep. 57 – The Essentials of an OncoPT Clinic