“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.

Highlights

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.

E-Mail: shana@focusptbend.com

Education

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.

Advanced Certifications

Certified Oncology Specialist
Certified Lymphedema Specialist: Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy
Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT)

Interests

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.

Location

Patient Testimonials

Excellent, restorative experience!

I started seeing Shana at Focus to work on some hip and abdominal issues resulting from two back to back pregnancies. I have greatly enjoyed working with Shana and have been thrilled to see how quickly some of my more painful issues have started to be resolved. I’m now able to increase my activity level with much decreased or no pain and am so grateful! I am so impressed by Shana’s, Burke’s and the other PTs levels of expertise and compassion. In addition to the excellent care I’ve received, I just want to acknowledge the notable level of professionalism I experience when walking into the office for my appointments. Scheduling, insurance questions and payments are always handled with the utmost care and charm!

Shana’s patient says:

Shana’s attentiveness and willingness to be patient and take extra time listening and finding a solution made the most impact in my recovery.