Cancer Prehab: Your Recovery Journey Starts Here

April 15, 2019


What is Prehab?

Prehab is where your road to recovery begins. Our ReVital prehab program consists of physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy before (or at the beginning) of cancer treatment. Cancer prehab typically involves one to 4 visits that will assess your baseline strength, endurance, balance, range of motion and other functional areas.

Why You Should Consider Prehab

Prehab provides you and your cancer care team with valuable information on your body's functional abilities before or at the beginning of your cancer treatment. This gives you data that will help track your progress and address areas of concern as they pop up. It’s also critical to know if you are having any problems prior to treatment  what to watch for as you undergo treatment.

Common Cancer Treatment Side Effects and Impairments
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Balance problems
  • Lymphedema
  • Scar tissue build-up
  • Skin fibrosis
  • Incontinence (bowel/bladder)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • And more

How Do I Get Prehab?

Speak with your oncologist about getting a referral for prehab. Once you have your referral, contact our scheduling office at 888.722.9567 to find a ReVital certified clinic near you. One of our patient service specialists will help you schedule your prehab evaluation. You can also fill out our Request an Appointment form and somebody from one of our clinics will call you.


Elise K. Decker, PT, DPT, CLT
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders


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