January 2017 - Volume 35 - Issue 1

  • Lucinda (Cindy) Pfalzer, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA
  • 2168-3808
  • 2381-2427
  • Quarterly

​​​​Call for Papers

Submit a paper on the topic of Lymphedema Rehabilitation for possible inclusion in a special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology.

Email Nicole Stout, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA (nlstout90@gmail.com) if you are considering a submission.

Manuscripts for this issue need to be submitted by July 31, 2017

Complete details here.​

This winter issue is a special issue focused on Pediatric Oncology Physical Therapy and Cancer Rehabilitation and the guest editor is Dr. Kiri Ness. This issue highlights the excellence in evidence for pediatric practice in our field. You will find the following five original research reports in this issue to add to evidence for practice in pediatric oncology physical therapy and cancer rehabilitation in the peer reviewed literature:

  1. Safety of Symptom-Based Modification of Physical Therapy Interventions in Pediatric Oncology Patients With and Without Low Blood Counts
  2. Motion Analysis of a Jumping Task in Childhood Leukemia Survivors
  3. Results of a Pilot Yoga Intervention to Improve Pediatric Cancer Patients' Quality of Life and Physical Activity and Parents' Well-being
  4. Description of a Community-Based Exercise Program for Children With Cancer: A Sustainable, Safe, and Feasible Model
  5. Feasibility and Functional Outcomes of Children and Adolescents Undergoing Preoperative Chemotherapy Prior to a Limb-Sparing Procedure or Amputation

This issue's Clinical Conversation column, contributed by a representative of the Pediatric Oncology SIG, Noel Spina, is titled "Creating a Culture of Mobility: Hospital-based Pediatric Oncology Considerations." The article continues the focus on pediatric oncology rehabilitation as does the Research Round-up column by Dr. Ness as she reviews the research reports in this special issue and identifies gaps in the research in pediatric oncology rehabilitation.

​From the Oncology Section are the results of the 2016 elections and Section Awards given at CSM 2016.  Lastly, check out the new podcasts from the journal and most importantly the first clinical practice guideline issued from the section focused on lymphedema. The guideline summary will be in the next print issue of the journal. 

Lucinda (Cindy) Pfalzer, PT, PhD

Creator: Laura Gilchrist
Duration: 5:50
Rehabilitation Oncology January 2017, Volume 35, Issue 1;
This episode discusses a retrospective study assessing the safety of a symptom-based, rather than lab value based, approach to exercise in children being treated for non-CNS cancers. Results indicate that this symptom-based approach to exercise modification can be safe in this population with chronically low blood counts.