About the Journal : Rehabilitation Oncology

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About the Journal


Rehabilitation Oncology is an indexed resource for the dissemination of peer-reviewed research-based evidence related to oncologic physical therapy and cancer rehabilitation. The journal provides a forum for scientific and professional exchange among researchers and practitioners throughout the world.  The journal serves as the official journal for the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy. High standards of quality are maintained through a rigorous, double-blinded peer-review process and adherence to ethical standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. With the editorial board comprised of a panel of preeminent researchers and clinical scholars, Rehabilitation Oncology publishes articles of global relevance that support evidenced-based practice of oncologic physical therapy and cancer rehabilitation along with research reports that contribute to the foundational sciences of oncologic physical therapy, ranging from biomechanics to exercise science. Rehabilitation Oncology publishes systematic reviews directed to specific clinical questions, original research articles with cutting edge interventions underpinned by sound rationale, case studies that describe unusual conditions, and clinical guidelines, clinical perspectives and commentary that further the science and practice of oncologic physical therapy. Rehabilitation Oncology promotes the integration of evidence into theory, education, research, and practice of oncologic physical therapy and cancer rehabilitation, spanning the continuum from pathophysiology to societal participation.


Rehabilitation Oncology is the primary peer-reviewed, indexed resource for advancing oncologic physical therapy practice and cancer rehabilitation through the dissemination of definitive evidence, translation of clinically relevant knowledge, and integration of theory into education, practice, and research.

Society Affiliations

Rehabilitation Oncology (ISSN 2168-3808) is the official quarterly publication of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy​ of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Unique Features Distinguishing Rehabilitation Oncology

Rehabilitation Oncology exists to disseminate knowledge to advance the science and clinical practice of oncologic physical therapy and cancer rehabilitation. The journal provides a forum for scientific and professional exchange among researchers and practitioners throughout the world that represent adult and pediatric cancer rehabilitation and the prevention of secondary conditions that lead to disabling conditions, palliative care, HIV/AIDS and lymphedema. The readership of Rehabilitation Oncology is primarily comprised of oncologic physical therapist clinicians and cancer rehabilitation research experts. This is a uniquely dedicated community and Rehabilitation Oncology is their journal. The reviewer pool draws heavily from specialists in this community with demonstrated content expertise, and for that reason the reviewers have a strong dedication to the quality of journal content. The editorial board and reviewer pool are deeply committed to high standards and rigor in the peer review process with an eye toward providing feedback that will strengthen the authors’ reports.  This dedication manifests as outstanding reviews and guidance intended to maximize the impact of the journal content. The core journal articles include original research as well as integration and interpretation from the diverse areas of study that contribute to the science underlying the physical therapy management of persons with functional deficits due to pediatric and adult cancer, lymphedema and HIV/AIDS.  To augment the core article content, Rehabilitation Oncology also offers digital media in the form of online videos, audio podcasts, and social media that further the goal of translating knowledge from the bench to the bedside. Digital materials are formatted for use on personal digital devices, allowing clinicians to access research information in daily practice. 


Rehabilitation Oncology is indexed in Cumulative Index to Nursing Administration and Health Literature (CINAHL), EBSCO A-Z, Ex Libris, Journal Guide, ProQuest Summons, and Scopus.

Publication & Editorial Staff Contacts

Chelsea Neve

Marketing Manager
Leah Thomson
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Advertising Sales Manager
Michael Targowski
Phone: 347-714-1582

Senior Production Editor

Natasha Dougherty
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Mary Insana Fisher, PT, PhD, 
Board-Certified Orthopedic 
Clinical Specialist 
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
University of Dayton, OH