Cancer Care

Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer Care

Cancer Rehabilitation

OhioHealth Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer Rehabilitation Services

Through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, OhioHealth is committed to connecting our patients with the resources they need. Cancer rehabilitation is designed to maintain and improve the quality of life of patients diagnosed with cancer throughout their care journey.

In central Ohio, OhioHealth has partnered with NovaCare Rehabilitation to offer patients convenient outpatient cancer rehabilitation services. NovaCare offers a specialized cancer rehabilitation program, called ReVital, which is the first of its kind nationwide. ReVital therapists receive extensive training in oncology rehabilitation and understand the unique challenges patients face while undergoing cancer treatment. To learn more, or to schedule, visit

For our patients outside of central Ohio, we offer cancer rehabilitation at several OhioHealth care site locations. Regional locations are OhioHealth Marion Medical Campus, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Castrop Health Center and OhioHealth Berger Hospital.

To schedule cancer rehabilitation at any of these locations, call (614) 566-1111.

Support beyond treatment

Cancer rehabilitation programs include oncology-specialized physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists who address health struggles and conditions associated with cancer treatments.

  • Pain and swelling
  • Decreased strength and range of motion
  • Cording and soft tissue tightness and restrictions
  • Risk of infections or lymphedema
  • Loss of cardiac function
  • Fatigue and loss of physical function
  • Bone and muscle loss
  • Neuropathy
  • Weight gain
  • Postural changes
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Difficulty with memory and cognition
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Deficits in vision
  • Imbalance
  • Inability to return to employment

Cancer rehabilitation therapies offered

Lymphedema therapy

Manual therapy treatments and education in compression methods to reduce lymphatic fluid buildup.

Musculoskeletal therapy 

Manual therapy that includes stretching, strength training and aerobic exercises to increase range of motion, strength and endurance.

Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary therapy

Includes strength training and aerobic exercise to increase endurance and strengthen cardiac muscles.

Functional therapy

Uses body mechanics and functional training as well as exercise and energy conservation methods to increase quality of life and minimize stress to the body.

OhioHealth CancerCall

Get in touch with a cancer specialist who can answer your questions and connect you to our cancer physicians, programs and services. Contact OhioHealth CancerCall Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM.