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Physical Therapy

Our goal at Thera-Play Pediatrics is to help children reach their maximum potential. Through our pediatric physical therapy services, we use an array of techniques to treat musculoskeletal problems and improve the mobility of children facing numerous health conditions.

With clinics in Springdale and Fort Smith, AR, our physical therapists work closely with children and their families to diagnose the source of the child’s movement difficulties and create an individualized treatment regimen to help achieve a higher quality of life.

Pediatric Physical Therapy in Fort Smith & Harrison, AR

Physical Therapy Addresses…

Common health conditions that may require physical therapy intervention include:


  • Cerebral palsy
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cancer
  • Scoliosis
  • Down syndrome
  • Developmental delays & movement disorders resulting from premature birth

You child may benefit from physical therapy if he or she displays any of the following:

  • Poor body awareness
  • Frequent falls
  • Clumsiness
  • Weakness
  • “Late” walker
  • Toe walking
  • “W” sitting
  • General gross motor deficits

After an evaluation, we will develop a plan to work with your child to meet age-appropriate goals.

Areas of Focus

Our physical therapists provide support in gross motor development, motor planning, and visual motor skills. These may include improving and working with:

  • Muscle tone
  • Strength & development
  • Range & quality of movement
  • Balance
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Coordination of the whole body
  • Coordination of motor skills (hopping, jumping, skipping)

Physical Therapy Methods

Kinesio Taping Method

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. It provides support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion and offers extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological, and other medical conditions.

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Youth Sports & Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Since young athletes’ bodies are still developing, their growing bodies are highly susceptible to overuse injuries. The repetitive movements and lack of appropriate recovery time in many sports cause stress and eventually damage to the bone, muscle, ligaments, or tendons. Our physical therapists can help to treat a variety of orthopedic-related injuries that are common in many sports and will ensure that your child receives the unique treatment they need.
Physical Therapy in Fort Smith & Harrison, AR

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For more information about our physical therapy services, contact us today!

Phone: 479-856-6400
Fax: 479-856-6623

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Phone: 479-434-2371
Fax: 479-434-2009

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed