Select Medical’s ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program now is available in Chicago through Select’s joint venture partnership with Rush University System for Health. Fourteen RUSH Physical Therapy centers, operated by Select Medical, will begin accepting patients immediately.
ReVital is an innovative cancer rehabilitation program developed by Select Medical, a leading provider of specialized post-acute care. Utilizing physical, occupational and/or speech therapies, ReVital-certified rehabilitation specialists address pain, fatigue, neuropathy and many other cancer-related side effects with encouragement and compassion.
According to articles published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, 60% of all people affected by cancer have at least one physical or functional issue as a result of their cancer treatment. In addition, 25% to 60% experience lasting pain, while 80% to 90% deal with fatigue related to their cancer.
“Battling cancer is difficult and — when coupled with the side effects of treatment — can take an incredible toll of the body,” says Steven Gitelis, MD, director of musculoskeletal oncology at Rush University Cancer Center.
“Cancer rehabilitation services are not only critical to reducing the negative physical impacts, but also serve to augment a patient’s mental and emotional recovery. The availability of the ReVital program across the community will be a tremendous benefit for those grappling with cancer in many forms.”
All ReVital-certified therapists have completed a comprehensive oncology rehabilitation education program guided by the latest evidence-based best practices. Their goal is to advance people's recovery and improve their quality of life, helping them to live well beyond cancer.
"We are delighted to bring the ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program to Chicago through our joint venture partnership with Rush to empower patients to maximize their function and quality of life at every stage of the cancer continuum," says Michael D. Stubblefield, MD, national medical director, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program.
For more information about ReVital or to find a RUSH Physical Therapy center offering the program’s services, visit www.revitalcancerrehab.com.