Elise Cantu and Scott Capozza are both physical therapists who have found their passion in caring for patients in the oncology population. Elise holds her own PT podcast called The Onco PT where she holds conversations talking about all topics related to oncology physical therapy. Scott is an educator and practices in a multidisciplinary survivorship setting at Yale Medicine, his story began when diagnosed with stage II cancer in his last year of PT school. 


Episode Takeaways

  • What is oncology physical therapy?
  • Be prepared as a physical therapist to treat a person with cancer… because it WILL happen 
  • The reason of entering this niche of oncology physical therapy 
  • If you want to learn more about oncology physical therapy, check out Elise’s podcast The Onco PT


Three Questions


Parting Shot

“If you are a physical therapist, you have the knowledge and skills that it takes to start treating these patients.” – Elise Cantu 

“It is not a matter of if you will treat someone with a history of cancer but when.” – Scott Capozza  


Connect with Elise and Scott on Twitter and Instagram

  • Elise @theoncopt
  • Scott @ScottCapozza 



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