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.
  • Advanced training in head/neck and genital lymphedema treatments.

Since 2008 her specialty areas have focused on oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema treatment with continued training in pelvic floor rehab. She has developed several successful outpatient oncology, lymphedema and pelvic floor rehab 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 to say about Dr. Wicker-Ramos:

I am very happy to endorse Cancer Rehab Austin. Angela is not only an excellent therapist, she is a terrific resource for cancer patients and survivors. I was sent to her by my surgeon for axillary web syndrome following a lumpectomy. She expertly guided my physical recovery and offered extremely helpful suggestions for my whole health along the way. She is a lovely, caring person who ensures that her patients are completely comfortable. You will leave there feeling like your time in her warm, relaxing environment was very well-spent.

I was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma in October 2013 when I was 29 years old. I also developed a blood clot in my lung after a biopsy. At the time my son was 6 years old, I was a full time nursing school student and I worked part time. In a day my life completely changed. I went from having a busy schedule to being confined to a hospital bed. The clot in my lung caused me to have shortness of breath just walking to the bathroom. Then I started chemo shortly after. I developed neuropathy which affected my balance and coordination. I also had general muscle wasting and fatigue. At the end of my chemo treatment I was put in contact with Angela to help me as a whole since I had a host of problems. We worked on everything from endurance to coordination and fine motor skills. Angela made it fun and pushed me in a positive way to do my best and improve. At the end of our time together, I was in much better shape and I had the tools to continue my exercises at home so I could continue to improve. I was able to go back to nursing school and I am set to graduate in December. I am thankful for everything that Angela did for me and I would recommend rehab treatment to anyone going through cancer treatment.

After going through aggressive treatment for breast cancer in 2013, I was exhausted mentally and physically. I was relieved to be done with treatment, but unsure how to deal with the new hurdles of “survivorship” and the changes to my body and overall sense of well being. I needed some guidance and am so grateful to have found Angela Wicker Ramos as a physical therapist. Her compassion, knowledge and matter of fact, upbeat attitude were an invaluable part of my recovery. I felt safe with her from the start and was relieved that any question or concern was valid and welcomed. Angela taught me stretches and exercises that helped with strengthening and increasing range of motion after a mastectomy and radiation treatments. She helped me with scar massage and taught me how to perform manual lymph drainage and how to detect and manage lymphedema flare ups. Angela was always encouraging, sensitive and fully present in our sessions. I looked forward to seeing her and to the sense of normalcy I felt after working with her. She made it all seem somehow more ordinary and manageable and was informative and encouraging when I made the decision to have breast reconstruction. Angela was like a bridge for me between finishing treatment and starting a new life after cancer. I don’t know how I would have managed without her!

I have been working with Angela Wicker-Ramos to regain my range of motion after a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. I sought her out because of her extensive experience, and my expectations have not only been met but surpassed. She is incredibly knowledgable, clear, and kind, and her clinic is intimate and makes PT feel like a treat instead of a chore. She is available for questions between visits, responding promptly and thoroughly. Highest recommendation.