Kristin O’Toole,PT, DPT, CLT

PT, DPT, CLT

Physical Therapist

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I am passionate about supporting patients and their caregivers throughout their cancer journey.

Location
CTCA Phoenix
Specialties
Oncology Rehabilitation
Education
Advanced degrees:

Doctor of Physical Therapy - Texas Woman’s University, Houston, TX                                                              

Certifications

Licensed Physical Therapist – State of Arizona
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Kristin O’Toole joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2019. As a Physical Therapist, O’Toole is focused on assisting patients in improving their level of function during and after cancer treatment.

As part of the oncology rehabilitation department at CTCA®, O’Toole helps patients with medical complications and those recovering from surgery. She assists patients with a variety of cancer types to address pain, improve strength, increase function, restore range of motion, improve balance, address vestibular dysfunction and manage lymphedema. O’Toole customizes physical therapy techniques to meet the specific needs of each individual patient and improve quality of life.

“I strive to provide my patients a positive, encouraging and safe environment for rehabilitation,” says O’Toole. “By understanding my patients and their needs and goals, I can build a personalized physical therapy plan to help them remain active and improve their level of functioning and overall health.”

O’Toole received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. Prior to coming to CTCA, O’Toole gained clinical experience in a variety of health care settings. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Physical Therapy Association, the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy and the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Outside of CTCA, O’Toole enjoys participating in community service activities. In the past, she has helped prepare and serve meals for families, completed a medical mission trip to Honduras and raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by running the Houston Half Marathon.

Patient ratings
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