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 PT include:

  • Developmental delays and gross motor skill performance
  • Injuries to the trunk, legs, and feet
  • Muscle weakness and limited flexibility
  • Gait training and body coordination
  • Brain injuries and neurological impairments
  • Burn injuries and scar management
  • Compression garment therapy
  • Pelvic floor weakness and incoordination
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Schroth therapy-scoliosis
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sport-specific recovery
  • Serial casting
  • Wound Care
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Adaptive Equipment

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.