- BS, Physical Therapy - Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila, Philippines
“Cancer Treatment Centers of America allows me to care for my patients in a deep, personal, yet professional way,” says physical therapist Mary Bartolome. “It enables me to provide quality care.”
Originally from the Philippines, Bartolome migrated to the United States in 1998. She later returned to the Philippines where she completed a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila, Philippines.
In February 2013, Bartolome became certified by the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy as a lymphedema therapist.
Bartolome joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in August 2012. Previously, she served as a physical therapist for various clinical and home health services, as well as medical centers in the Phoenix area. She assisted patients with musculoskeletal impairments and orthopedic concerns, and gained experience providing physical therapy to oncology, telemetry, medical-surgical, neurological, cardiovascular and orthopedic patients. Additionally, as a PRN physical therapist for a nursing facility, Bartolome assisted senior citizens with short-term rehabilitation to help them transition back to daily living in their homes.
At CTCA, Bartolome plays an active role in helping patients with all aspects of patient safety, strengthening, balance, gait and other mobility concerns. She assists patients coping with muscle weakness, fatigue, balance deficits, pain, neuropathy and other symptoms as a result of cancer and its treatment. She is particularly skilled and proficient in treating patients with lymphedema, or those who are at risk for the condition. She provides lymphedema education and management tools.
Above all, Bartolome makes sure she is present for her patients so that they can be assured of her help whenever they need it.
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