Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT CLT-LANA

Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT CLT-LANA

Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT, CLT- LANA is the ownercertified lymphedema therapist, and oncology physical therapist for Cancer Rehab Austin.

Angela has received the following degrees and certifications:

  • Doctorate of physical therapy from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
  • Master's of physical therapy from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
  • Bachelor's of science in kinesiology from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Bachelor's of science in allied health sciences from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
  • Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS) certified lymphedema therapist.
  • Lymphology Association of North America(LANA) certified lymphedema therapist.
  • Survivorship training and rehabilitation (STAR) program from 2012–2015
  • Physiological Oncology Rehabilitation Institute (PORi) oncology rehab certification.
  • Training through the APTA on Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • She has advanced training in head/neck lymphedema and genital lymphedema treatments.

Since 2008 her specialty areas have focused on oncology rehabilitation, lymphedema treatment with continued education in pelvic floor rehab. She has developed several successful outpatient oncology and lymphedema programs at different locations/clinics including:

Angela participates in community and national presentations/educational events including:

She has also been interviewed regarding oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema for the following:

Angela has been a frequent guest speaker at Austin Community College’s Moving Beyond Cancer educational events, and has presented on women's health to the faculty at Texas State University. She was a member of the Seton oncology work team (one of Seton rehab’s special interest groups) and continues to contribute to the Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences at both the Cancer Care Collaborative of Seton and St. David's Hospital. The conferences include breast cancer, head and neck cancer and general cancer topics. She has been a member of the National Lymphedema Network (NLN) since 2008. She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

 



 

What our clients have to say about Dr. Wicker-Ramos:

It is with great pride that I present my personal recommendation for Angela Wicker-Ramos and Cancer Rehab Austin. I must say I was a skeptic at first. I’ve always considered massage therapy as “Hippy Stuff”. I now realize that I was ignorant. The surgery I received from cancer left me with no lymph nodes in the left side of my neck, which led to a severe case of Lymphedema. I suddenly looked like I had 5 chins and was willing to try anything. Texas Oncology sent me to Angela. Angela was very sympathetic with a wonderful “bed side manner”. She also has a vast knowledge of Lymphedema, and her goal was not only to treat my condition, but to educate me as well, so I could continue treating myself when the insurance benefits ran out. I have found the Lymph node system to be fascinating, and Angela to be a very good “teacher”. She had me fitted for a headgear garment. That, combined with her treatments, gave me dramatic results in just 5 visits. Besides being a joy to work with, Angela cares deeply and always has a positive attitude. She is very professional and treated me with the up most respect and courtesy. The place was always clean, but never “clinical”. I found it very relaxing and I was able to “unwind”. I didn’t want to leave! Angela and Cancer Rehab Austin has my highest recommendation.

Angela Wicker-Ramos is a wonderful, caring and knowledgeable therapist. If you have lymphedema, you can trust Angela to help you. After spending months trying to get the proper care I finally found it here. I was treated with awesome results and taught how to self maintain. Angela also made sure I had the proper compression garments and educated me about this disease. Cancer Rehab Austin is an intimate facility with the resources for anyone fighting cancer and the after- effects of treatment that we may suffer from.

I have been so impressed with Angela and Cancer Rehab! As soon as I had my mastectomy, I scheduled with her to make sure I could control any lymph issues. The center is so well set up and I always feel like I am getting a massage as opposed to a “clinical” treatment. I have a relative who works in rehab at MD Anderson and she is now recommending people here because of Angela’s very effective care.