Improving Quality of Life

Exercise and Physiotherapy


Sarah Butler, PT


Sarah is a registered physiotherapist with supplemental training in cancer rehabilitation.  She earned her Master's degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.  Prior to that, she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at University of Ottawa and a Master of Science in Neuroscience at McGill University.

She began her career in long-term care and hospital settings which led her to develop an interest in oncology.  Sarah has pursued post-graduate education in Acupuncture, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy as well as cardiorespiratory physiotherapy to better provide whole-person care to her patients. She is currently studying to become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in order to safely and effectively treat those with lymphedema through manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, individualized exercise prescription and self-care education.

Sarah can help patients in any stage of their cancer journey through restorative, supportive, preventative or palliative interventions.  Physiotherapy can help to improve treatment outcomes and manage pain and cancer-related fatigue.  She is passionate about improving the ability of the patient/family to cope with the effects of cancer and/or its treatment on their functional capacity and quality of life.

Voices of Support

“For far too long, disciplines have worked in isolation without communication and our patients have often felt caught between differing therapeutic philosophies, often to their detriment. This is a wonderful initiative. An integrative program will help provide a much needed bridge.”

Shailendra Verma, MD, FRCPC, FACP (chair)
Medical Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital 

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