OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Cancer Rehabilitation

The Highest Level of Survivorship Services

In recent years, there has been much talk about creating survivorship as a distinct phase of cancer care and providing each patient with a survivorship care plan. At OSF Rehabilitation Services, we are committed to offering the best available survivorship services.

This is why we have implemented our cancer rehabilitation. Our staff has been trained in the latest oncology rehabilitation care and implemented research-based protocols that have been proven to help cancer survivors optimally heal and function. 

Comprehensive Care

Our program has been created to help survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side-effects of cancer treatments.

We provide our patients with the most comprehensive rehabilitation care available and our services are covered by most insurance plans.

Having access to world-class care will allow survivors to regain their health and get their lives back on track.

Helping You Reach Your Optimal Recovery

A cancer diagnosis can be traumatic; so can life-saving treatments. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery can harm health and cause serious medical problems that interfere with daily function and well-being. Survivors are commonly plagued with symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, fear, anxiety, and depression.

OSF Rehabilitation Services’ cancer rehabilitation service offers important physical and psychological rehabilitation to survivors so they can recover more quickly and more completely than they would otherwise. Feeling well and being able to resume normal day-to-day activities is essential to enjoying a good quality of life.

Who Is It For?

We serve all survivors in need, whether they are beginning treatment, finished with treatment, or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from treatment long ago. Our program is open to everyone no matter the prognosis, cancer stage, or phase of recovery.

Newly diagnosed patients may want to increase their strength and endurance and prevent future medical problems; survivors living with cancer as a chronic disease may come to us for help managing treatment-related conditions; and individuals who are cured or in remission may enroll in our program with the goal of reaching and maintaining their optimal level of function and well-being, so they can heal as well as possible.

What Does it Involve?

Looking at the Big Picture

Rather than using a “problem-oriented” approach and tackle each health issue as it arises, we address the full spectrum of cancer care. When evaluating a patient, in addition to focusing on his or her health conditions and symptoms, we take into consideration: diet, sleep issues, existing pain, endurance, strength, exercise habits, and emotional outlook. All of these factors have an important effect on physical healing.

Personalized Rehab with an Interdisciplinary Approach

After undergoing an evaluation and receiving a referral by your physician, patients can begin the program with a team of medical specialists based on his or her individual needs. The health care team creates a personalized rehabilitation plan, with the goals of increasing strength and energy, alleviating pain, improving physical functioning, achieving emotional balance, and reaching and maintaining well-being.

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Preparing for Your Therapy

Cancer Rehabilitation Intake Form (PDF - 436.6 KB)
Cancer Rehabilitation Physician Referral Form (PDF - 208.6 KB)
  • Cancer rehabilitation evaluations are typically scheduled for one hour.
  • Please bring your photo ID and insurance card with you to your first appointment.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing

Contact Us

Talk to your doctor about a referral to the cancer rehabilitation program at OSF Rehabilitation Services. Please call (309) 661-6080 to schedule an evaluation with a therapist.

Failure to show up for two scheduled therapy sessions may result in discharge from our services.