At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Chicago, our oncologists and other clinicians are dedicated to providing integrative, comprehensive cancer care. At our hospital, located between Chicago and Milwaukee in Zion, Illinois, we offer state-of-the-art cancer treatments and supportive care services, to target both the cancer and the side effects that may result from the disease and its treatment. The oncology rehabilitation department at our Illinois cancer center works with you to help you build strength and endurance, reduce stress and regain independence, so you can participate in activities that are important to you.
The oncology rehabilitation team at our hospital in Chicago includes licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists. The therapies provided by our Illinois-based oncology rehabilitation team may have a variety of benefits. Our licensed therapists work with patients to help improve daily living skills, like showering and eating. Physical therapists help design individualized exercise programs to help reduce fatigue and improve physical function, safety and well-being. Massage therapists may help patients manage their pain, discomfort and other symptoms, and other members of our oncology rehabilitation team work with patients to manage the symptoms of lymphedema.
Our physical therapists in Illinois work with patients to design an individualized exercise program that may combine range-of-motion training with light resistance exercises. Throughout your cancer treatment, your oncology rehabilitation therapist works to help you reach your personal fitness and life skills goals. Patients may work with oncology rehabilitation therapists to design exercise training goals intended to increase muscle mass and strength, improve balance and decrease fatigue. In addition, the dietitians and naturopathic clinicians at our Chicago hospital work with our oncology rehabilitation therapists to provide hydration tips, nutrition plans and supplements you may consider before and after working out.