We are an innovative cancer rehabilitation program developed by Select Medical with over 300 locations, using a range of therapy options.

Meet ReVital

We help people survive cancer. Curious?

For those affected by cancer and its treatments, maintaining and/or regaining strength and function is a critical part of recovery.1-3 That’s where we come in. ReVital is a groundbreaking rehabilitation program that empowers cancer survivors to live their best lives.

Our cancer-trained therapists work hard to help you achieve comprehensive recovery from cancer and its treatments through physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and cognitive rehabilitation.

Cancer is invasive—not just physically, but in all areas of your life. Studies show that improved strength and function can mean getting you back to work, back to your family and friendships, and back to your other life priorities put on hold by cancer.4 It’s been shown that patients may also experience more specific benefits from targeted cancer rehabilitation care including reduced fatigue, pain, stiffness, swelling, numbness, and cognitive decline.5-6

The National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine),11 the National Comprehensive Cancer Network,12 the Commission on Cancer,13 the Association of Community Cancer Centers,14 the American Cancer Society,15-17 and the American Society of Clinical Oncology15-16, 18-19 all endorse cancer rehabilitation as part of comprehensive, high quality cancer care. Our team regularly contributes to research investigating cancer rehabilitation’s benefits.7-10

Developed by Select Medical, a leading provider of post-acute care, ReVital currently serves patients in more than 300 locations across nearly 15 states and continues to grow. If ReVital services aren’t yet available in your area, let us know.

Where are we headed?

We look forward to a time when no one needing cancer rehabilitation therapy will go without it. ReVital and our cancer care partners will help bring this vision to life by constantly leading and innovating to enhance patient access, improve clinical outcomes, reduce system costs and support clinician well-being. It is our belief that everyone should be given the opportunity to live well beyond cancer.

"As a survivor of cancer myself for close to 40 years, the idea of not just surviving but thriving and having a life you can look forward to after cancer is really the opportunity. I’m committed to making rehabilitation services like ReVital the standard of care for anyone affected by cancer.” — David Chernow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Select Medical

"Our goal is to make cancer rehabilitation the standard of care for cancer patients"
David Chernow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Select Medical

Our Leadership

Michael Stubblefield
National Medical Director
Pete Manning
Vice President of Operation
Stacye Mayo
Senior Director of Clinical Operations
Melissa Thess
Director of Education and Quality
Director of Implementation
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