|Northwest Medical Specialties To Bring ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program To Washington|
|By: PR Newswire Association LLC. - 23 Apr 2019||Back to overview list
TACOMA, Wash., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Medical Specialties (NWMS) today announced that the ReVital cancer rehabilitation program will be available to its patients at their Tacoma and Puyallup clinics. The Tacoma clinic recently became the first NWMS location to have these services available on site, providing patients convenient one-stop access to care.
ReVital is an innovative cancer rehabilitation program developed by Select Medical, a leading provider of specialized post-acute care. Utilizing physical therapists, ReVital-certified rehabilitation specialists address pain, fatigue, neuropathy and many other cancer-related side effects with encouragement and compassion.
"There is mounting research that tells us that keeping patients fit, maintaining strength and cardiovascular health allows treatment to be given more safely with faster recovery back to health," said Dr. Frank Senecal, medical oncologist, Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC. "ReVital is a great program for our patients, it is convenient, comfortable and effective."
According to several articles in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, 60 percent 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 percent of experience lasting pain, while 80 to 90 percent deal with fatigue related to their cancer.
"We are thrilled to collaborate with Northwest Medical Specialties to help empower patients to activate their care, take control and improve their quality of life," said Dr. Michael D. Stubblefield, national medical director, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation, Select Medical.
All ReVital-certified therapists have completed a comprehensive oncology rehabilitation education program guided by the nation's 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.
In addition to the Select Physical Therapy (Select PT)-ReVital clinic at NWMS in Tacoma, patients will also have access to seven designated Select PT-ReVital centers throughout the greater Seattle and Tacoma regions. Select PT is an established network of physical therapy clinics owned by Select Medical.
The collaboration with NWMS marks the ninth market where the ReVital program is available in the U.S. For more information about ReVital cancer rehabilitation, visit: www.revitalcancerrehab.com.
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