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Meet a Clinician - Oncology Edition

Meet a Clinician - Oncology Edition

Meet a Clinician - Oncology Edition

This course includes
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This course was recorded in April 2022


This online course is geared toward students and new graduates looking to learn more about Oncology within the field physiotherapy. 

Join our panel of physiotherapists from across the country, working in various private practice settings, to find out what a day in their work life looks like!

This course is Sponsored by the National Student Assembly of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association



Leanne Daneyko, BScPT

Leanne is a physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Alberta in 1983. She has worked in various settings over the years before joining the Oncology Rehab team at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton in 2004. This came after a chance encounter with a colleague and a desire to learn a new area of practice. Leanne became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist from Klose Training in 2007. Much of her practice includes managing post-surgery and radiation therapy issues in Breast cancer patients and the Head and Neck cancer tumor group. Other common conditions seen are lymphedema, chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), fatigue management and general deconditioning. Her passion and dedication for treatment of clients in oncology continues to grow even at this late stage of her career.


Marize Ibrahim

Marize graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Physical Education and attained a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University. Marize is a member of both the Professional Order of Physiotherapy of Quebec (OPPQ) and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). She is also an Oncology division member of the CPA and recently attained the designation of Clinical Specialist Oncology by the Physiotherapy Specialty Certification Board of Canada.

Marize’s continued engagement in oncology rehabilitation-related research demonstrates her professional leadership and commitment to advancing the science and practice of physical therapy. She has been actively involved in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge through publications in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Community and Supportive OncologyJournal of Cancer SurvivorshipClinical Breast CancerInternational Journal of Radiation OncologyClinical Oncology, and Rehabilitation Process and Outcome. As a co-principal investigator and clinical supervisor at McGill University, she participated in developing an evidence-based educational resource tool to help minimize fractures in patients with bone metastasis using a patient-education resources education booklet. She is also a co-coordinator of the Oncology Rehabilitation course offered through the School of Physical and Occupation Therapy at McGill University and has taught continuing education courses to licensed physical therapists (through the OPPQ and CPA). She has presented at national (i.e., Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto) and international (i.e., India) conferences in different capacities, but primarily as an Invited Guest Speaker.

Marize is also a licensed Casley-Smith Lymphedema Therapist and a certified Lymphedema therapist with the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). She is working at the McGill University Hospital Center Lymphedema Clinic with the well renowned Dr. Towers and her multidisciplinary team. She is Bone Fit Trained Specialist through Osteoporosis Canada and has specialized training in posture and movement system imbalance. In her spare time, Marize is a Canadian National Paralympic Medical Swimming Classifier who volunteers with an incredible and inspiring group of Canadian para-swimming athletes across the country, and currently working towards becoming an International Classifier with the ultimate goal of attending the Paralympic Games.


Beth Hoag, PT, CLT

Beth is a physiotherapist whose private practice has focused on cancer rehabilitation, including lymphedema and pelvic health for 14 years.  Blending her interest in the mind-body connection with her background in orthopedics, fitness and education, Beth offers a uniquely integrative approach to cancer recovery. 

Beth obtained her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2005.  Prior to this she obtained a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts. She also has an extensive background working in the fitness industry. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, is trained in pelvic health, manual therapy, dry needling and acupuncture, is a Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist, and holds a certificate in the Integrated Systems Model.

Beth believes in empowering people with the knowledge & tools they need to “stay in the driver’s seat” of their own cancer experience.  She has become a strong advocate for cancer rehabilitation and is passionate about educating the public and other health care professionals about how cancer rehabilitation can help.  Beth is also on the volunteer Board of Directors for Breast Cancer Action Ottawa, a non-profit group aimed at supporting individuals diagnosed with breast cancer.


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Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
Course Material included in this course
  • Meet a Clinician - Oncology Edition
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • The Role of Physiotherapists in the World of Oncology
  • How Did You End Up In Your Field?
  • What Does A Typical Work Day Look Like
  • Post-Grad Courses That Shaped Your Practice
  • Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of the Field
  • Supporting Families Through a Cancer Diagnosis
  • Healthy Coping Mechanisms
  • Support Services For Patients
  • Tips or Advice for Physiotherapists Not Trained in Oncology
  • Feedback
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