The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Outpatient Therapy Clinic, opened in fall 2014, offers comprehensive rehabilitation therapy — including physical, occupational and speech.
Experienced therapists, access to top-of-the-line therapeutic devices and a newly renovated 2,735-square-foot clinic space improve access to therapy services for older patients, veterans, athletes, those with chronic conditions or patient recovering from injuries affecting mobility or speech. The clinic is conveniently located in the heart of Fayetteville on the regional campus of UAMS, the state’s only academic health sciences center.
The clinic’s goal is to provide effective, evidence-based outpatient therapy for patients with a variety of diagnoses, including functional deficits due to neurological disease (including post-stroke, Parkinson’s disease or vestibular dysfunction), neck and back pain, injury or amputations.
Our therapy professionals stay up-to-date on evidence-based practice and current research to offer the newest, most effective treatment.
“Physical therapists specialize in prescribing the best course of exercise that can help slow or even stop deterioration in fitness or flexibility caused by age, condition or injury,” said Dr. Jefferson.
“We strive to find the most effective exercise, regardless of age or physical condition.”
Our therapists work with patients to set functional, activity-based goals. Commitment to patient-centered care involves the patient as a partner in ensuring the best care.
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State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation Facility
Allows patients to rehabilitate with less pain while healing faster. Often used following injuries to a lower extremity(hip, knee, ankle or foot), after a total joint replacement, sports injuries or for strengthening or gait training for older or neurological patients.
One of only five such devices in the nation, this equipment enhances sensory and motor output connections in the brain for patients recovering from stroke or other neurological impairments — moving a paralyzed or partially paralyzed limb while vibrating the muscle receptors that would be involved if the movement was initiated by the patient.
Allows detailed assessment and treatment of balance and posture control in patients.