Department of Rehabilitation Gerald F. Hamra Rehabilitation Center
The Department of Rehabilitation at ACH houses the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Prosthetics/Orthotics Sections. The therapists and prosthetist/orthotist collaborate with each other and other ACH professionals, as well as with the physician and the patients and their families to establish goals and desired outcome of the respective therapies and orthotics or prosthetics.
Physical and occupational therapists at ACH serve as a resource for community therapists providing information regarding pediatric therapy and collaboration to establish home (community) care for ACH patients.
Physical therapists provide examination, evaluation, PT diagnosis, prognosis and intervention of children with impairment, functional limitations and disabilities, whether resulting from sports injuries, delayed development or chronic and acute disease. The primary services offered to both inpatients and outpatients are exercise, gait training, developmental intervention, hydrotherapy(including therapeutic pool), electrotherapy (including TENS, NMES and biofeedback) and use of lower extremity orthotic and prosthetic devices. Patients are accepted on physician referral.
Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to ACH. Have the doctor contact the Arkansas Children's Hospital Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.