Physical Therapy

Amy Dock, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

To schedule a physical therapy appointment, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) patients need to be referred by an SCCA physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Patients who have secondary lymphedema can be seen at the SCCA 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.

Amy was drawn to oncology physical therapy after a dear friend’s struggle with endometrial cancer and has been working in oncology rehab for more than a decade. She is passionate and dedicated to helping others, especially as they navigate the journey from cancer diagnosis to becoming a survivor. 
"I strongly believe that physical therapy and rehabilitation is a critical component of cancer care," she says.

When not in the clinic, you can find Amy sailing in the Puget Sound on her 30’ sailboat, travelling internationally or plotting her next trip, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Amy Dock, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
Patient care philosophy

I am passionate about helping to empower all patients undergoing cancer treatment to minimize treatment related side effects, reduce the risk of cancer recurrence, maintain strength during treatment and restore overall health after treatment with simple lifestyle interventions.  Correctly prescribed exercise, activity modifications, or stress reduction techniques can make a huge difference in quality of life for anyone going though cancer treatment. I strive to support and motivate my patients to see themselves as part of their cancer care team, understand their part and take an active role as able to improve their side effects and outcomes.

Recurrence Cancer that has come back, usually after a period during which it could not be detected. It may come back to the same place as the original (primary) tumor or someplace else. Also called recurrent cancer. Side effects A problem that occurs when treatment affects healthy tissues or organs. Some side effects of cancer treatment are nausea, vomiting, fatigue, pain, decreased blood cell counts, hair loss and mouth sores.
Clinical expertise
  • Lymphedema
  • Myofascial release
  • Pain management
Education and training
  • BS: University of British Columbia
  • DPT: University of Washington
More information
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Washington
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Klose Training
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Lymphology Association of North America
  • Cancer Exercise Trainer – American College of Sports Medicine
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

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