Orthopedic therapy: An evidence-based practice to treat the musculoskeletal system after surgery or injury, including muscles, tendons, bones, and ligaments. Our therapists specialize in examining movement patterns, posture, and gait mechanics to evaluate and treat patients both preventively and post-injury. The goal of our orthopedic therapy team is to collaborate with your physician and get you back to what you love to do!
Sports therapy: A specialized approach that is focused on restoring maximum athletic performance and decreasing future injury risk through training and education. This structured program includes cardiovascular, strength, power, and agility training, along with sport-specific activities.
Total joint therapy: Our total joint program at UAMS focuses on a team approach that begins with your pre-operative education session in the Hip and Knee Academy. Following surgery, you will work with our inpatient physical and occupational therapists to prepare you for your discharge home. You will then work with our outpatient physical therapy team to focus on restoring your range of motion, normalizing your gait, and exercise prescription to assist your return to an active lifestyle.
Running injury gait analysis: We use 3D gait analysis by capturing motion from three high-speed, infrared-strobe cameras that deliver three-dimensional views of the runner’s motion. Our therapists can then compare a patient’s data against a worldwide database and collaborate with the orthopedic physician to create an individualized therapy plan. The goal is the get the runner back to pain-free running.
Custom orthotics: If you’ve recently been prescribed an ankle/foot, knee, or hip orthosis by your physician, our physical therapists can fit you for an appropriate orthosis and educate you on proper use and care. Orthotics are continually evolving as more technology becomes available. We have the knowledge to provide traditional and progressive orthotic management with the latest advances in products.
Aquatic therapy: Aquatic physical therapy is completed in a pool. The natural buoyancy of water creates a therapeutic environment that decreases stress on joint structures. Aquatic therapy allows patients to perform activities that they would otherwise not be able to outside of this environment. This can improve function, endurance, flexibility, relaxation, and strength. The ultimate goal is to maximize the patient’s function and to progress to a land-based program.