Courtney Bush, PT, DPT
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.
As a yoga instructor since 2011, Courtney found her passion in teaching, personal connection and physical movement as a vital component of health and wellbeing. A desire to be able to do more for her clients lead her to return to school to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Courtney is continuously awestruck and inspired by the resiliency and motivation of patients undergoing cancer treatment. She has seen first-hand the benefits of movement, exercise and physical therapy intervention to improve quality of life, independence and mobility through all phases of cancer treatment and feels lucky to play a small role in supporting individuals navigate this journey.
Courtney believes physical therapy requires teamwork to bring together her expertise in functional mobility and exercise with her patients. Listening to understand her patient’s experience in their own words and cultivate goals together helps Courtney bring her skills to meet the patient where they are to help maximize their mobility, independence and quality of life through cancer treatment.
Courtney comes to Fred Hutch from the University of Washington Medical Center at Montlake where she completed a year-long clinical residency from 2019-2020, following which she worked as part of the Acute Care Oncology PT team. She has worked primarily with patients undergoing stem cell transplant in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She also routinely treats patients with bone metastases and diagnoses of multiple myeloma and sarcoma to help them understand safe movement patterns and maximize functional mobility.