Living Well
Beyond Cancer
Cancer rehabilitation can help empower people affected by cancer and its treatment to live their best lives.

Cancer rehabilitation can help improve
quality of life
The cancer rehabilitation team provides individuals with the tools they need to take control of their pain, fatigue and decreased activity levels. Cancer rehabilitation can help at any point during cancer care … from before initial treatment begins through survivorship and palliative care.
Quality of life

At least one-third of individuals with
cancer rate their quality of life as poor.
They report having difficulty with daily
activities, such as working, driving,
making meals, housekeeping, etc.
Approximately one-half feel distressed
by physical limitations.1-4
Continue treatments

Some individuals affected by cancer
have to slow down, adjust or stop
treatment altogether when they start
having physical limitations and difficulty
doing usual activities due to heavy
burden of side effects.5,6
Lower costs

Cancer care is expensive.
When individuals become disabled,
fall and injure themselves or are
unable to return to work, those costs

can become overwhelming.

See how Revital helped William “Cliff” Bourland
Head and Neck Cancer Survivor
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ReVital, a Trusted Cancer Care Team Partner
Select Medical has delivered more than two decades of excellence in
rehabilitation care. With the addition of the ReVital program, it now
addresses the unique needs of people affected by cancer. We do so through our
multidisciplinary teams of physical and occupational therapists,
speech-language pathologists, and neuropsychologists who work
seamlessly with oncology teams to deliver high-quality, personalized care.
Personalized

Whether it’s getting back on the dance floor, walking someone down the aisle or returning to work, we help you achieve your goals.
Coordinated

We partner with medical, radiation and surgical oncology teams and other health care providers to ensure a seamless patient experience.
Trusted

As part of Select Medical, ReVital adds a cancer-specific and evidence-based program. Not only do we use research to build interventions, we do research to make sure what we do works.

 
Setting the Industry Standard for Cancer
Rehabilitation Training

We partnered with top cancer rehabilitation researchers to develop a
rigorous Certification Program and become the nation’s leading trainer
of cancer rehabilitation specialists. Our three levels include extensive
live and online courses, team rounds and a comprehensive exam. We
also require ongoing continuing education credits from every
practitioner.
Melissa Thess, P.T., CLT.
Director of Education and Quality

“The program we have is second to none.”
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Success Stories
Meet some ReVital patients and hear how we’ve helped
them to improve their daily lives and reach their goals.
Sean Flaherty
Tonsil and Throat Cancer
“There’s life before, with and after cancer.”
Meet Kelly C.
Breast cancer
“Flourishing after three rounds of cancer"
Meet Margo B.
Tongue cancer
"A profile in self discipline"
References

  1. Mehnert A, Hartung T, Friedrich M, et al. One in two cancer patients is significantly distressed: Prevalence and indicators of distress. Psycho-oncology. 2018;27(1):75-82.
  2. Wells M, Cunningham M, Lang H, et al. Distress, concerns and unmet needs in survivors of head and neck cancer: a cross-sectional survey. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2015;24(5):748-760.
  3. Weaver KE, Forsythe LP, Reeve BB, et al. Mental and Physical Health–Related Quality of Life among U.S. Cancer Survivors: Population Estimates from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2012.
  4. Mehnert A, Barth J, Gaspar M, et al. Predictors of early retirement after cancer rehabilitation—a longitudinal study. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2017;26(5):e12528.
  5. Mohile SG, Dale W, Somerfield MR, et al. Practical Assessment and Management of Vulnerabilities in Older Patients Receiving Chemotherapy: ASCO Guideline for Geriatric Oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2018;36(22):2326-2347.
  6. Li D, Soto-Perez-de-Celis E, Hurria A. Geriatric Assessment and Tools for Predicting Treatment Toxicity in Older Adults With Cancer. Cancer J. 2017;23(4):206-210.