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Outpatient Therapy Services

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We offer comprehensive rehabilitation services – including physical, occupational and speech therapy – in our bright and airy clinic space located on the second floor of the Springdale Center for Health.

We provide therapy for:

  • orthopedic diagnoses such as back pain, arm or leg pain
  • sports rehabilitation such as athletic injuries
  • post-operative care such as knee or shoulder surgery and total joint replacement
  • neurological diagnoses such as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis
  • senior health such as Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis
  • general weakness, deconditioning and loss of balance
  • communication and swallowing disorders

Our skilled therapists use the most current research-based rehabilitation techniques. Our goal is to provide the highest standards of care to our patients, to return them to independence and confidence as quickly as possible.

In addition, we continue to offer pelvic and obstetric physical therapy to help patients who may be struggling with pelvic dysfunctions as well as pregnancy pain. Therapy is a combination of pain-relieving modalities, exercise, bladder retraining and biofeedback training. With a national success rate of approximately 70 percent, pelvic therapy can help to eliminate surgeries and improve quality of life.

Whether you are preparing for or recovering from pelvic surgery, struggling with pelvic pain or avoiding social situations for fear of leakage, our therapists can create a program to meet your functional goals.

Pelvic diagnoses we treat:

  • urinary and fecal incontinence
  • back and pelvic pain with pregnancy
  • urgency and frequency with urination
  • painful intercourse
  • chronic constipation
  • pre- and post-prostatectomy
  • vaginal prolapse

Free Fitness Classes at the Center for Exercise

  • Mom Bod: an exercise class for post-partum moms to improve core strength, boost energy, and bond with baby through exercise. Meets weekly.
    For more info and to register, click here.

  • Seniors in Control: an exercise class for men and women ages 50+ to improve core and pelvic floor strength. Meets Fridays 11-12.

Pelvic Therapy

Ashley Striegler, PT, DPT, graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and earned a clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy at the University of Central Arkansas. She completed internships in several locations, giving her varied experiences in the field of physical therapy. In Little Rock, she completed the only specialized pelvic physical therapy program in the state at that time. She now is continuing her professional growth by attending courses to prepare for the Pelvic Therapy Practitioner Certification exam.

Charla Cox, PT, DPT, earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and biomechanics at the University of Arkansas before obtaining her doctor of physical therapy degree at the University of Central Arkansas. She then went on to complete post-doctoral specialization training around the country in the field of women’s health, including pelvic physical therapy, obstetric physical therapy and high-risk prenatal and postpartum physical therapy. She is certified in obstetric physical therapy and is a member of the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association. Charla has been featured on KNWA's "Your Health." Click here to view the video.

Kristen Davidson, PT, DPT,
graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a bachelors degree in biology, and received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. She has completed specialized training in pelvic floor therapy through educational coursework from the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association. Kristen previously practiced physical therapy in Fort Smith, where she developed a specialized pelvic physical therapy program. She also has clinical experience with patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, and general orthopedic conditions. Kristen also leads Mom Bod, a postpartum exercise class held weekly at Washington Regional.

Physical Therapy

Laurie Blasingame, PT, DPT, graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in kinesiology exercise science and biomechanics. She then went on to obtain a clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Rockhurst University. Her current work focuses on helping patients with balance problems and neurological conditions as well as orthopedic musculoskeletal conditions. Laurie is an active member of the Arkansas Physical Therapy Association, advocating for patients and therapists. She is pursuing specialized training for treatment of Parkinson’s disease in the LSVT Big certification.

Blake Scoggins, PTA

Darby Smith, PT, DPT, e
arned a bachelors degree in health sciences and a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. She practiced in Little Rock, AR, working with surgical, neurological, orthopedic, wound and geriatric populations until she began her career specializing in Pelvic Therapy. Darby has extended her professional education and services to include supporting the laboring woman in childbirth.  

Speech Therapy

Lauren Hays earned a bachelors degree in business administration at the University of Central Arkansas before obtaining her masters degree in communication disorders from the University of North Texas. She completed her clinical studies at the VA North Texas Health Care system and Denton Regional Medical Center, treating a wide variety of communication, voice, cognitive, and swallowing disorders in adults. Lauren is certified in Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (Loud).

Occupational Therapy

Gabe Porta, OTR/L, MHA

Washington Regional Outpatient Therapy Services
813 Founders Park Drive
Springdale, AR 72762
Phone: 479-463-6824
Fax: 479-463-5653
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