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Rehabilitation Available At SIH Cancer Institute

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.

4 new locations for Rehab Unlimited

SIH-RIC Rehabilitation Services has recently expanded it’s Rehab Unlimited outpatient facilities and industrial rehabilitation offerings by adding Occupational Performance & Rehab (OPR) and HR Physical Therapy to the SIH umbrella.

Our recent growth has added a wealth of knowledge in industrial and vestibular rehabilitation which give us more tools to meet the needs of our community. OPR owner Verlinda Henshaw, HR Physical Therapy owner Laura Roach and their staffs have joined our team allowing us to provide a continuity of care for patients. Verlinda Henshaw is now the Administrator of Outreach Rehabilitation Services while Laura Roach is the Administrator of Industrial Rehabilitation.

The three OPR locations are now Rehab Unlimited Marion, Rehab Unlimited Harrisburg and Rehab Unlimited McLeansboro. HR Physical Therapy is now Rehab Unlimited Logan Park. All four locations are a service of Herrin Hospital.

Occupational Performance & Rehab is now
Rehab Unlimited—Marion
A service of Herrin Hospital
1403 Joe Abbott Way
Marion, Illinois 62959
Monday – Friday 
7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
PCG Professional Therapy Center (OPR) is now
Rehab Unlimited—Harrisburg
A service of Herrin Hospital              
117 E. Clark St
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
Monday – Friday 
7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Occupational Performance & Rehab is now
Rehab Unlimited—McLeansboro
A service of Herrin Hospital
119 S. Jackson St.
McLeansboro, Illinois 62859
Monday – Friday 
7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
HR Physical Therapy is now
Rehab Unlimited—Logan Park
A service of Herrin Hospital    
3308 Logan Drive
Herrin, Illinois 62948
Monday – Friday
7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Sportsology Provides Over $125K in Services to Local High Schools

The Sportsology team has provided over $125K and 4150 hours of sports medicine services to high schools in Carbondale, Carterville, Crab Orchard, Herrin and Sesser-Valier over the past few years. You can find us on the sidelines of many sporting events, from football and basketball to wrestling and softball.

Sportsology is made possible through a collaboration between certified athletic trainers from Southern Illinois Healthcare’s Rehab Unlimited and Sports Medicine physicians and fellows from SIU School of Medicine. Both on and off the field, we are dedicated to providing injury assessment, treatment and prevention tips for southern Illinois high school athletes.

So the next time you are at a game cheering on your favorite team, remember we are there cheering right along with you!


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Rehab Unlimited’s Unique Approach to Helping those with Parkinson’s Disease

Approximately one million Americans have Parkinson’s disease. This debilitating disease causes tremors, difficulty being heard or understood and challenges with everyday tasks such as showering, eating and writing. These symptoms pose significant challenges not only for people with the disease, but for their family members and caregivers as well.


Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation has been shown to be effective in improving the function and quality of life for people with this disease.

The therapy techniques offered by Rehab Unlimited experts can help patients regain:

  • Independence
  • Vocal control
  • Flexibility
  • Strength

Rehab Unlimited’s unique approach combines physical, occupational and speech therapy as needed for each patient.

Our speech therapists are trained to help with articulation difficulties and they are specially certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment an innovative and effective technique for improving voice volume.

Speech and communication difficulties commonly experienced by people with Parkinson’s disease are a loss in volume, becoming monotone or hoarse. These changes along with articulation difficulties may make sufferers difficult to understand.

Make an Appointment Today!

Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation is available at Rehab Unlimited in Herrin and NOW in Carbondale. Call 800.579.5790 or read more at

New Rehab Unlimited location offers even more convenience to patients!

We would like to announce the acquisition of HR Physical Therapy in Herrin, a longtime outpatient physical therapy and industrial rehabilitation provider.

“We expect a seamless transition with the same staff and care our patients have grown to expect from us in our 17 years in business,” said HR Physical Therapy Owner and President Laura Roach.

On October 1, the practice assumed the name Rehab Unlimited at Logan Park, a service of Herrin Hospital.

“HR Physical Therapy is known for providing excellent care to their patients and I am pleased to welcome them to the SIH family. The Logan Park site provides a fifth Rehab Unlimited location and offers even more convenience to patients. It pairs nicely with our current Rehab Unlimited outpatient clinics inside Herrin Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and other stand-alone sites in Anna and Murphysboro,” said Jim Osborn, executive director for SIH rehabilitation services in alliance with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Rehab Unlimited Logan Park professionals will continue to offer industrial rehabilitation services such as work hardening and conditioning for businesses in the region.

Extended Patient Care Hours!

Rehab Unlimited at Logan Park offers extended patient care hours from 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM each Monday and 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM Tuesday through Friday. Patients may reach the clinic at 618.993.4024.

Cancer Rehabilitation Services Now Available in Southern Illinois

Life just got a little bit easier for cancer patients and survivors in southern Illinois.

Southern Illinois Healthcare in alliance with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) now offers cancer rehabilitation services at four locations. This brand new service offering is available before, during and after cancer treatment in order to hasten a patient’s return to normalcy. Cancer rehabilitation therapy is available at all Rehab Unlimited locations in Herrin, Carbondale, Murphysboro and Anna.

Plans are also underway to include an 1800-square foot cancer rehabilitation suite in the new SIH cancer center under construction in Carterville.


If you are a cancer patient or cancer survivor interested in learning more about how rehabilitation services can enhance your treatment and recovery, call Rehab Unlimited at (800) 597-5790

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Staff Training

Nationally renowned cancer rehabilitation educator Leslie Waltke formally trained 50 members of SIH staff, including physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), athletic trainers, assistant PTs and OTs, this spring.

“Cancer rehabilitation has been shown to improve quality of life, lengthen life span and save lives,” Waltke said. “Research show that cancer survivors who exercise have less risk of dying than those patients who are sedentary.”

Need for Cancer Rehabilitation

According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 13.7 million cancer survivors were living in the United States on January 1, 2012, compared to 3 million in 1971.

“For many of these survivors, including those undergoing treatment, a multiplicity of side effects resulting from aggressive, life-saving treatments conspire to drive them down,” said Terrence Glennon, M.D., medical director of SIH/RIC Rehabilitation Services.

Cancer patients and survivors struggle with generalized weakness, fatigue, pain, poor nutrition, limited mobility and a host of other issues such as difficulty swallowing, lymphedema and bladder dysfunction. Cancer rehabilitation can help build strength and mobility and hasten a cancer patient’s return to normalcy, while enhancing their quality of life, Glennon noted.

Fresh Approach

SIH/RIC Administrative Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Dena Kirk has been actively involved in helping develop and implement the new program.

“More than 90 percent of cancer patients can benefit from rehabilitation; yet, fewer than 30 percent receive care,” Kirk said.
With more people surviving cancer than ever before, Kirk believes a service line like this is a necessity and will help build strength and endurance so cancer patients can better tolerate chemotherapy and treatment and get on with their lives.

“The response from physicians and staff has been tremendous,” Kirk said. “This is an exciting time and we have worked really, really hard to get this started!”