Hannah Gaba, PT, DPT, 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.
Hannah had always been interested in the science of the human body and its healing abilities. "I was active with athletics growing up and experienced a few injuries personally," she says. " I felt called to learn more about this and as I learned more about the field of physical therapy, it felt like a perfect fit and that it would be a very rewarding and fulfilling career."
After Hannah received her lymphedema specialty certification, she started working with cancer patients on a more regular basis. "I was so moved at the spirit and courage of these patients, no matter what they were facing, I just became closely drawn to this patient population and knew I wanted to continue this work and improve my clinical knowledge and skills to best serve this population," she says.
Hannah has been working at Fred Hutch since 2012. In the future, she hopes to see continued efforts of early detection and prevention so as to provide the best possible prognosis for all patients faced with a cancer diagnosis.
When she is not working with her patients, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and dog. She also can be found running, hiking, camping and checking out new restaurants and breweries.
- Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Klose Training and Consulting
- Lymphology Association of North America (LANA), 2011