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Mary Fisher is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Dayton. She graduated from Boston University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, and earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kentucky. She is a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, with 25 years of clinical practice experience ranging from acute care, to orthopedics and oncology rehabilitation. Additionally, she is a certified lymphedema therapist, trained at the Foeldi Clinic in Germany. She serves on the Miami Valley Hospital Oncology Committee, and is Secretary of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Fisher has been teaching physical therapy nearly 20 years, and serves in an advisory capacity to physical therapy and physical therapists assistant programs. Dr. Fisher’s current research interest focuses on oncology rehabilitation, and she has presented her work nationally and internationally. She has published in such peer-reviewed journals as Rehabilitation Oncology, the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.