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Looking Back to Excel Forward

Looking Back to Excel Forward PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE Laura Sheridan, PT, DPT, CLT President, Academy of Oncology Physical Therapy January 15, 2021, marked the 100th birthday of grateful for the stories shared and the strong work of the APTA. It also marked the kickoff to a year of centennial cel- physical therapists who helped them achieve their goals ebrations including opportunities for its members to serve, and reclaim their independence. engage, and reflect. I am particularly grateful for the oppor- As part of APTA’s Founder’s Day celebration on Jan- tunity to look back as I find reflecting on past achievements uary 15, 2021, APTA Oncology contributed a video that is often a great motivator for future endeavors. highlighted one of our proudest achievements, becoming APTA has identified 100 milestones since its founding the ninth specialty area for the American Board of Phys- in 1921 that highlight achievements of the profession and ical Therapy. In 2019, we saw 68 talented physical ther- association. There are moments of innovation, expansion, apists become board certified clinical specialists in onco- triumph, and lessons learned. It seems somewhat timely logic physical therapy. With every year, the number of that we take pause during these times to reflect on these specialists grows, strengthening our academy and field. milestones, to appreciate where we have been, and bring They are current and future leaders who will help shape to the forefront the progress we have made. Our profession our future and the advancement of our profession. has always found a way to meet the challenge of the times I believe taking a look back is a great way to find and today is no different. One can draw parallels between inspiration. I hope everyone is able to find the time to re- today’s COVID-19 pandemic and the polio outbreak in the flect on both personal and professional past achievements 1950s. Both crises demonstrate the important role physical and find the motivation needed to make the next break- therapy plays and the extraordinary way we show up to through, advancement, or triumph. I’m especially hopeful get the work done and improve the quality of life of those and inspired by the oncologic physical therapy special- affected. ists who have tremendous opportunity moving forward to One of the ways APTA Oncology is celebrating the continue to shape our profession and leave lasting memo- centennial is by asking survivors of cancer to share what ries for future physical therapists to reflect back on at the physical therapy has meant to them and their journey. Our bicentennial celebration in the next hundred years. goal is to collect and share 100 stories to celebrate the effect Best our profession has made. Some of the highlights shared to Laura Sheridan, PT, DPT, CLT date include sentiments such as physical therapy “made me feel like my body belonged to me again and not the 1 2 disease,” “felt like a gift,” and “has always been there REFERENCES to support my recovery and active lifestyle.” Knowing as 1. We appreciate those sharing their stories with us! Meet Varvara, a clinicians we can make this type of effect in the lives of cancer survivor who we are grateful is sharing her story with all of our patients just by doing what we do is invaluable. I’m us! #CancerRehab #APTAcentennial. APTA Oncology Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/AcademyofOncPT. Published October 23, 2020. Accessed January 14, 2021. 2. We appreciate those sharing their stories with us! Meet Shayla, a cancer survivor who we are grateful is sharing her story with all of Rehabilitation Oncology C us! #CancerRehab #APTAcentennial. APTA Oncology Facebook page. Copyright 2021 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA. https://www.facebook.com/AcademyofOncPT. Published October 22, 2020. Accessed January 14, 2021. The author declares no conflicts of interest. 3. We appreciate those sharing their stories with us! Meet Patti O´Brien, Correspondence: Laura Sheridan, PT, DPT, CLT, Memorial Sloan Ket- a breast cancer survivor who we are grateful is sharing her story tering Cancer Center, 515 Madison Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10022 with all of us! #CancerRehab. APTA Oncology Facebook page. https: (laurasheridanpt@gmail.com). //www.facebook.com/AcademyofOncPT. Published October 8, 2020. DOI: 10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000258 Accessed January 14, 2021. Rehabilitation Oncology, Vol. 39, No. 2 Looking Back to Excel Forward 71 Copyright © 2021 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Looking Back to Excel Forward

Rehabilitation Oncology , Volume 39 (2) – Apr 1, 2021

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PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE Laura Sheridan, PT, DPT, CLT President, Academy of Oncology Physical Therapy January 15, 2021, marked the 100th birthday of grateful for the stories shared and the strong work of the APTA. It also marked the kickoff to a year of centennial cel- physical therapists who helped them achieve their goals ebrations including opportunities for its members to serve, and reclaim their independence. engage, and reflect. I am particularly grateful for the oppor- As part of APTA’s Founder’s Day celebration on Jan- tunity to look back as I find reflecting on past achievements uary 15, 2021, APTA Oncology contributed a video that is often a great motivator for future endeavors. highlighted one of our proudest achievements, becoming APTA has identified 100 milestones since its founding the ninth specialty area for the American Board of Phys- in 1921 that highlight achievements of the profession and ical Therapy. In 2019, we saw 68 talented physical ther- association. There are moments of innovation, expansion, apists become board certified clinical specialists in onco- triumph, and lessons learned. It seems somewhat timely logic physical therapy. With every year, the number of that we take pause during these times to reflect on these specialists grows, strengthening our academy and field. milestones, to appreciate where we have been, and bring They are current and future leaders who will help shape to the forefront the progress we have made. Our profession our future and the advancement of our profession. has always found a way to meet the challenge of the times I believe taking a look back is a great way to find and today is no different. One can draw parallels between inspiration. I hope everyone is able to find the time to re- today’s COVID-19 pandemic and the polio outbreak in the flect on both personal and professional past achievements 1950s. Both crises demonstrate the important role physical and find the motivation needed to make the next break- therapy plays and the extraordinary way we show up to through, advancement, or triumph. I’m especially hopeful get the work done and improve the quality of life of those and inspired by the oncologic physical therapy special- affected. ists who have tremendous opportunity moving forward to One of the ways APTA Oncology is celebrating the continue to shape our profession and leave lasting memo- centennial is by asking survivors of cancer to share what ries for future physical therapists to reflect back on at the physical therapy has meant to them and their journey. Our bicentennial celebration in the next hundred years. goal is to collect and share 100 stories to celebrate the effect Best our profession has made. Some of the highlights shared to Laura Sheridan, PT, DPT, CLT date include sentiments such as physical therapy “made me feel like my body belonged to me again and not the 1 2 disease,” “felt like a gift,” and “has always been there REFERENCES to support my recovery and active lifestyle.” Knowing as 1. We appreciate those sharing their stories with us! Meet Varvara, a clinicians we can make this type of effect in the lives of cancer survivor who we are grateful is sharing her story with all of our patients just by doing what we do is invaluable. I’m us! #CancerRehab #APTAcentennial. APTA Oncology Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/AcademyofOncPT. Published October 23, 2020. Accessed January 14, 2021. 2. We appreciate those sharing their stories with us! Meet Shayla, a cancer survivor who we are grateful is sharing her story with all of Rehabilitation Oncology C us! #CancerRehab #APTAcentennial. APTA Oncology Facebook page. Copyright 2021 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA. https://www.facebook.com/AcademyofOncPT. Published October 22, 2020. Accessed January 14, 2021. The author declares no conflicts of interest. 3. We appreciate those sharing their stories with us! Meet Patti O´Brien, Correspondence: Laura Sheridan, PT, DPT, CLT, Memorial Sloan Ket- a breast cancer survivor who we are grateful is sharing her story tering Cancer Center, 515 Madison Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10022 with all of us! #CancerRehab. APTA Oncology Facebook page. https: (laurasheridanpt@gmail.com). //www.facebook.com/AcademyofOncPT. Published October 8, 2020. DOI: 10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000258 Accessed January 14, 2021. Rehabilitation Oncology, Vol. 39, No. 2 Looking Back to Excel Forward 71 Copyright © 2021 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited.

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Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Apr 1, 2021

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