Graduating from Columbia University Medical Center in NYC, Dr. Katie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. She made the move to Charleston and has dedicated her time as a PT to discovering how to treat neuropathy, cancer related fatigue, balance issues, GVHD, difficulty with range of motion post surgery, and helping those in all stages of cancer get through the battle and return to being themselves. Dr. Katie became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy in 2023.
With consideration for side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and disease progression, treating patients with cancer is about looking at the numbers and the person with the knowledge of how everything plays together, and then putting the parts together to make the whole person well.
This is your source for oncology physical therapy related blog posts, videos and suggestions of things to help you get stronger.
This exercise can be confusing, let's do it together!
Rub your feet! Follow along to show some love to feet with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
Treating CIPN should be as straightforward as treating rotator cuff. Here are my handouts, based on the research we have done in the clinic and synthesis of the evidence. These are meant to help guide patients and practicing physical therapists. If you are a patient, these are not a replacement for medical care, and you should reach out to me or to your local physical therapist for help with your CIPN.
Dr. Katie is the Physical Therapist for Hollings Cancer Center
Part of the Medical University of South Carolina