A globally respected cancer physical therapy specialist with decades of oncology experience, Dr. Waltke has helped thousands of people stay strong through cancer treatment and return to good health in survivorship. She is also an international speaker, award-winning author, and founder of The Recovery Room (an educational social media channel for cancer patients and survivors) and The Walkte Cancer Rehabilitation Academy. She is much beloved by thousands of her patients and survivors. In addition to her professional experience with oncology patients, Leslie lost a dear family member to cancer and understands the physical and emotional challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis.
Dr. Waltke shared this about her passion for helping those with cancer:
“You know how we all see the world through the eyes of our own profession? As a physical therapist watching someone exposed to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, I didn't see tumor markers, cell counts, or surgical margins. As a PT, I saw fatigue, pain, immobility, and progressive weakness. I saw the struggle to maintain normalcy, function, and a sense of self.
Over time, I went from treating a few patients with cancer to opening a physical therapy private practice dedicated solely to people with cancer, to ultimately building the country’s largest integrated cancer rehabilitation program at one of the country’s leading cancer programs.”
OneVillage is honored to partner with Dr. Waltke to offer virtual consultations tailored to your specific needs. If you’re a cancer patient or survivor and still have pain, physical limitations, or questions about how to improve mobility, add “Intro Session” to your OneVillage shopping cart and Dr. Waltke will reach out to you to schedule an appointment. To join Recovery Room Plus, add “Monthly Membership” to your shopping cart.
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