The ReVital Therapy Difference

The goal of our cancer-trained therapists is to help you fully recover from cancer and its treatments. They do that through physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and cognitive rehabilitation.

To best manage cancer-related issues, specialized knowledge and skill sets are required. All ReVital cancer rehabilitation therapists — physical and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists — are experienced in managing physical impairments, functional limitations and daily life challenges brought on by cancer. Our speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists are also trained to address cognitive decline.

ReVital certified clinicians are extensively trained in the latest evidence-based therapy techniques. They participate in ongoing education to ensure they continue to provide the highest standard of care for their patients.

Different needs, different skills

Every patient’s needs are unique and may require the skills of one or several of the following therapists.

Physical therapists, or PTs, typically address issues with pain, strength, balance, weakness, lymphedema, incontinence and sexual dysfunction. They can treat issues with all parts of the body, including joints, muscles and nerves, to name a few.

The Role of a Physical Therapist in Cancer Rehabilitation

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Occupational therapists, or OTs, address changes in your life roles and your ability to perform daily activities. These can included bathing, dressing, preparing food, sleeping, caring for children and other meaningful activities.

The Role of an Occupational Therapist in Cancer Rehabilitation

Speech-language pathologists, or SLPs, manage issues with speech and swallowing following cancer treatments. SLPs also help with cognitive issues such as forgetfulness, and difficulty in finding your words.

The Role of Cancer Rehabilitation Speech Language Pathologists

What to expect when working with a ReVital therapist

During your first session, a ReVital therapist will:

  • Conduct a detailed review of your history to fully understand your cancer journey and any medical or functional issues present or anticipated; you will also plan specific goals together
  • Perform a specialized assessment to establish baseline measurements of strength, balance, mobility, endurance and more. This information will be used to create a treatment plan tailored to you
  • Provide specific education on the effects cancer and its treatments can have on your body. Your therapist will also provide tools to manage potential side effects today and in the future
  • Create a customized treatment plan that may include hands-on therapy, an individualized home program and tailored exercises to help you overcome challenges and meet your goals

As you continue in our care, we'll schedule recurring appointments with your therapist(s). They will continuously evaluate your progress and adjust your plan as needed.

Even when it’s challenging, do your best to follow their instructions and keep your appointments.

Throughout your cancer rehabilitation sessions, your therapist(s) will share your progress with you and your cancer care team.

How to access cancer rehabilitation care

There are several ways to connect with a ReVital therapist:

  • Direct access: Patients in most states can schedule appointments in our centers directly, without a physician’s prescription. Patients save time and most insurance plans cover direct access services
  • With a referral from your physician

For both options, we encourage you to talk to your oncology or family practice team about the benefits of cancer rehabilitation. They can help determine if ReVital is right for you.

For your convenience, the ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program is available in Select Medical outpatient centers nationwide. We also offer telerehab from the comfort of your home.

From diagnosis through survivorship, our trusted team is here to support you throughout your journey.

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