Rehabilitation Available At SIH Cancer Institute

April 24th, 2015

The opening of the Cancer Institute has given us a Rehab Unlimited site dedicated to treating cancer patients. Rehab Unlimited Carterville is conveniently located on-site at the SIH Cancer Institute. Our new location is now seeing patients!

Cancer Rehabilitation is Vital

Cancer rehabilitation is an important part of the cancer fighting arsenal. Rehabilitation can help improve a cancer patient’s health and ability to tolerate many side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical procedures. The cancer therapies at Rehab Unlimited are designed to help patients minimize the fatigue and impairment that often accompany oncology treatments.

Cancer rehabilitation can help patients suffering from the following issues:
  • Feeling weak or fatigued
  • Experiencing pain or stiffness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Having trouble balancing or walking
  • Lymphedema (or swelling in the arms or legs)
  • Memory problems
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Difficulty dressing, bathing or other daily activities

Individualized Treatment

A personalized program developed by the rehabilitation team addresses each patient’s functional limitations and concerns to help achieve the patient’s goals.

The Team

Our rehabilitation team is led by a physiatrist—a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation—and may include nurses, physical and occupational therapists, pain management specialists, speech-language pathologists, counselors and nutritionists specializing in cancer patient care.

Our cancer rehabilitation program is prepared to meet the challenges facing today’s cancer fighters and survivors by coordinating physical medicine and rehabilitation interventions to strengthen their return to full ability.

The Rehab Unlimited Carterville location can be reached at 618.985.3333 ext. 68345.