The goal of physical therapy (PT) is to help clients to "Get Moving". PT services at Arkansas Children's are individually tailored to help each client achieve the highest possible level of independence with their mobility. Both inpatient and outpatient PTs work with clients to enhance development, improve patterns of movement and restore mobility resulting from illness or injury.
Physical therapists at Arkansas Children's are licensed by the State of Arkansas. All of our therapists hold a Master's or Doctoral degree in physical therapy practice. Services are offered in acute care, ICUs, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient services and specialty clinics.
Areas addressed by Physical Therapy include:
PT practice includes a client-centered evaluation to determine the individual's needs. A treatment plan is made to help improve the client's ability to enhance their mobility and reach their goals. PT is a referral-based service.
The Spasticity and Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Clinic provides diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with hypertonia and cerebral palsy, and provides evaluation for treatment of spasticity using botulinum toxin or intrathecal baclofen pump therapy.
The Bone and Soft-tissue Tumor Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital provides specialty care for children with cancer of the bone, muscle, or connective tissues.