Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?

Treatment that remedies impairments and promotes improved mobility, function, and participation through examination, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and education. 

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What Do Pediatric Physical Therapists Do?

Pediatric Physical Therapists use playful and creative activities and exercises to improve a child’s gross motor development and skills. Depending on your child’s needs, Physical Therapy sessions often incorporate a variety of treatments to help build strength, increase range of motion, improve balance, and challenge coordination. Improving these skills will help your child to become more functional and independent in all environments.

Would my child benefit from having Physical Therapy?

Your child’s doctor might recommend Physical Therapy for your child if he or she has been injured or has movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability. Physical Therapy may be needed any time a child has difficulty moving in such a way that it limits daily activities.

Physical Therapy is often recommended for children with:

  • autism spectrum disorder

  • 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

Allied Therapy Physical Therapist Directory

  • Alayne Mayo, PT, DPT

  • Alexis Boster PTA, LPTA

  • Beth Stamp PT, DPT, PCS

  • Caleb Rhode, PT, DPT

  • Cory Keefe, PTA, LPTA

  • Jennifer Cavnor, MS, PT

  • Katie Church, PT, DPT, PCS

  • Katie Kelly, PT, DPT 

  • Lauren Coy, PT, DPT

  • Lisa George MS, PT

  • Mabry Keefe, PT, DPT

  • Marsha Meyers, MS, PT

  • Meredith Flowers, PhD, DPT, PCS

  • Rebecca Laury, PT, DPT

  • Samantha Cavagnaro PT, DPT, C-IAYT BSPTS Schroth Certified PT - C2, Certified Yoga Therapist

  • Shannon McIvor, PT, DPT

Pediatric PT Residency Program

In cooperation with The University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Allied Therapy & Consulting Services is proud to offer the University of Central Arkansas Pediatric Physical Therapy Residence Program. The residency is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education with the first program graduates in 2010. Many of our physical therapy staff serve as mentors in the program. Additional information about the residency program can be found on the UCA website