“Cancer can be devastating to a patient’s sense of self and independence. I work with patients at all stages of their journey to keep them safe and active. It is a privilege to work with this population.”
Shana has been practicing Physical Therapy in Bend since 2001. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and an Oncology Specialist. Shana developed an interest in oncology rehabilitation after seeing numerous cancer survivors who had significant functional losses and were unable to return to the lifestyle they enjoyed. She believes rehab throughout the cancer treatment process significantly improves patients ability to return to previous activities and enhances overall quality of life.
Oncology Certification through the PORi Institute. Shana holds advanced specialization in the hands-on skills and practice of oncology rehabilitation. Treatments include surgical rehab protocols, appropriate manual therapies during and post radiation, exercise prescriptions for patients during treatment and the treatment of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy among others. Shana is a certified lymphedema specialist and offers complete decongestive therapy for lymphedema.
MPT: Physical Therapy, St. Ambrose , Davenport, IA
BS: Sociology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Oncology Specialization: PORi Institute, Denver, CO
Specialized training: Exercise of the oncology patient and chemo toxicity.
Certified Oncology Specialist
Certified Lymphedema Specialist: Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy
Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT)
Shana spends her days off in the mountains and on the river with her son and husband. She runs a marathon here and there and makes it back to the Midwest to catch a Green Bay Packers game with her family each year.