Physical Therapy

Adrienne DiLiberto, PT, MPT, CLT-LANA

To schedule a physical therapy appointment, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center patients need to be referred by a Fred Hutch physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Patients who have secondary lymphedema can be seen at the Fred Hutch clinic by one of our physical therapists specializing in oncology.

Lymphedema A condition in which extra lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. It may occur in an arm or leg if lymph vessels are blocked, damaged or removed by surgery. Nurse practitioner A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families. A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. Nurse practitioners are licensed at the state level and certified by national nursing organizations. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families, based on a practice agreement with a physician. Physician assistant A health professional who is licensed to do certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. A health professional who is licensed to do certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. A physician assistant may take medical histories, do physical exams, take blood and urine samples, care for wounds and give injections and immunizations.

Adrienne was drawn to physical therapy as a way to combine her skills in science and her desire to work closely with people. Over the past several decades her passion for understanding the science of healing and her love of movement have grown. She incorporates yoga, acupressure, and dance/movement training into her practice. Working with individuals undergoing cancer treatment continues to be especially rewarding.  Adrienne feels honored to have the opportunity to help people return to activities they enjoy after cancer treatment. 

When she is not working, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her partner, daughter and dog. She enjoys hiking, camping, snowshoeing, kayaking, and Afro-Brazilian dancing. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest. 

Adrienne DiLiberto, PT, MPT, CLT-LANA
Patient care philosophy

Adrienne believes that physical therapy is a partnership between the patient and the therapist. She works with each individual to establish appropriate and meaningful therapy goals. In addition to hands-on treatment techniques, she focuses on empowering patients through education about how to increase strength, motion, endurance, mobility, and balance in order to improve quality of life.

Clinical expertise

Lymphedema

Experience

Adrienne has been practicing as a physical therapist since 1999. She has worked in skilled nursing facilities, acute care settings, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient settings. She has focused her practice on outpatient oncology care and lymphedema since 2005. 

Lymphedema A condition in which extra lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. It may occur in an arm or leg if lymph vessels are blocked, damaged or removed by surgery.
Education and training

MPT: Ithaca College

More information
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Klose Training and Consulting
  • LANA Certified, Lymphology Association of North America
  • Jin Shin Do acupressure training
Lymphedema A condition in which extra lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. It may occur in an arm or leg if lymph vessels are blocked, damaged or removed by surgery.

Contact

Fred Hutch Physical Therapy
phone (206) 606-6373
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm