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Physical Therapy & PT Directory

What Do Physical Therapists Do?

Physical therapists often use a variety of treatments to help build strength, improve movement, and strengthen skills needed to complete daily activities for infants, children & adults in need.

When Is Physical Therapy Needed?

Doctors often recommend physical therapy for clients who have been injured or have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability. Physical Therapy (PT) may be needed any time a child has difficulty moving in such a way that it limits daily activities.

Doctors may recommend PT for children with:

  • developmental delays
  • cerebral palsy
  • genetic disorders
  • orthopedic disabilities
  • heart and lung conditions
  • birth defects (such as spina bifida)
  • effects of in-utero drug or alcohol exposure
  • acute trauma
  • head injury
  • limb deficiencies
  • muscle diseases

Physical therapists might guide clients through:

  • developmental activities such as crawling and walking
  • weightlifting to build strength around an injury
  • flexibility exercises to increase range of motion
  • balance and coordination activities
  • adaptive play
  • safety and prevention programs
  • instruction on how to avoid injuries
  • improving circulation around injuries by using heat, cold, exercise, electrical stimulation, massage, and ultrasound

During a visit, a physical therapist may:

  • measure the client's flexibility and strength
  • analyze the way the client walks and runs (a person's gait)
  • identify potential and existing problems
  • consult with other medical, psychiatric, and school personnel about an individual education plan
  • provide instructions for home exercise programs
  • recommend when returning to sports is safe

Special Techniques: Aquatics, Pediatric Massage, Neuro-developmental Techniques, Sport Injuries, Yoga, Orthotics, Equipment Needs, Wound Care, Kinesiotaping, E-Stimulation, Hippotherapy

Allied Therapy Physical Therapist Directory

  • Beth Stamp PT, DPT, PCS
  • Lisa George MS, PT
  • Samantha Cavagnaro PT, DPT
  • Alexis Boster PTA, LPTA
  • Raena Rawlinson, PT
  • Donna VanHemert, PT
  • Lauren Coy, PT, DPT
  • Meredith Flowers, PT, DPT, PCS
  • Katie Church, PT, DPT, PCS
  • Jeffery Homstad, PTA
  • Jennifer Cavnor, MS, PT
  • Alayne Mayo, PT, DPT
  • Catie Criddle, PT, DPT
  • Nancy Heuer, PT, DPT, 2019-20 Pediatric Resident

Pediatric PT Residency Program

Allied Therapy & Consulting Services inc., in cooperation with the University of Central Arkansas, and Arkansas Children's Hospital, and Beyond Boundaries, is pleased to offer a residency in Pediatric Physical Therapy. The program is credentialed through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

Pediatric Residency Program Information

Through participation in an intensive period of study incorporating both clinical and didactic opportunities, residents will be provided the opportunity to advance skill and knowledge related to Pediatric Physical Therapy. Eight ABPTS certified pediatric specialists are available to mentor and share experiences with residents. The curriculum includes clinical opportunities in a variety of pediatric practice opportunities covering the spectrum of pediatric therapy for both the acute care setting and community-based therapy. Included as well in the curriculum are didactic courses designed to advance the resident's knowledge of core issues related to pediatric practice patterns. Beyond Boundaries is a treatment site in this program. Beyond boundaries is an equine assisted therapy center where students can gain experience in hippotherapy.

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