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Physiotherapy and cancer care in the face of COVID-19

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  • Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a global challenge for the modern era of haematology and oncology.

During this lecture and panel discussion to follow, the cancer sector response will be presented, with an exploration of why this patient cohort is particularly vulnerable. The resultant changes in physiotherapy practice and implications of such changes will be further discussed.

Oncology survivorship issues will be considered in the present and the future, as we forecast the outlook of oncology and physiotherapy after COVID-19.



Marnie Fitzgerald is a physiotherapist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and is a dedicated and passionate oncology physiotherapist with experience in a range of different tumour streams. She has worked as the senior physiotherapist in a multidisciplinary Optimisation Clinic, where she is enthusiastic about promoting physical functioning for her patients at any stage of their cancer journey. She also has a passion for cardiorespiratory health and lymphoedema in oncology, and is currently completing her Masters in Cancer Sciences.



CPCL National Group


Date of Live Event



CPD Hours

1.5 Hours


Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.