Vanessa Yanez – Cancer

Lived Experience Occupational Therapy Summit

Vanessa Yanez

Occupational Therapy in Oncology: Enhancing Occupational Performance and Quality of Life Across the Cancer Care Continuum

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Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the physical, psychosocial, and cognitive impact of cancer and its treatment from diagnosis to survivorship.
  • To understand the unique role of occupational therapy in cancer care, including the collaborative approaches within the multidisciplinary team.
  • To discuss assessment methods and evidence-based interventions to address the occupational needs in oncology.


Vanessa is an Occupational Therapist in San Antonio, Texas and is the co-founder of Bravo Therapy & Independent Living Center. Vanessa also holds a faculty position at the University of St. Augustine and is pursuing a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University. Vanessa collaborates with research institutions to improve therapy services and is a frequent presenter at national professional conferences on relevant issues in cancer care.


MS in Occupational Therapy
Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy (in progress)
Contributing Faculty at the University of St.
Augustine, Health Sciences

This Presentation is supported by Bravo Therapy & Independent Living Center

About Bravo Therapy & Independent Living Center

Bravo Therapy & Independent Living Center was founded in 2021 by Latino and Afro-Latina occupational therapists Hiram and Vanessa. They had a dream of serving their community through a culturally competent organization, grounded in respect and integrity, to provide the highest quality of service. They combine their education, experience, and the latest research to provide clients and their families with the best possible care that is truly client-centered. They are both passionate and dedicated therapists, who feel honored to serve the San Antonio community.

Services Provided

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Common Diagnoses or Conditions: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Delays, Down Syndrome, etc.

Some of the services provided for children include but are not limited to:

  • Self-care / Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Feeding
  • Gross and Fine Motor Skills
  • Handwriting
  • Cognition / Brain Skills
  • Sensory Diets
  • Family Training
  • Consultations
Adult Occupational Therapy

Common Conditions and Surgeries: Cancer, Stroke, Amputation, Hip and Knee Replacements, Neck and Back Surgeries, Depression, Anxiety, Arthritis, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc. 

Some of the services provided for adults include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-care / Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Fall Prevention & Home Safety
  • Lifestyle and Goal Setting
  • Cognition / Brain Skills (e.g., Memory)
  • Home Establishment & Management
  • Fatigue Management
  • Distress Management (e.g., stress management)
  • Sexual Functioning
  • Health and Symptom Management (e.g., taking care of medication, managing appointments, coping with symptoms)
  • Social and Leisure Exploration and Participation
  • Activity and Exercise Programs
  • Caregiver/Family Education and Training
Speech & Physical Therapy

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