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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 Class at the Center for Exercise

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.

Darby Smith, PT, DPT, earned 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.  

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 Scoggin, PTA, graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2011 with an associate of applied science in physical therapy.  He joined Washington Regional in 2016.  Blake has worked in the acute hospital and outpatient settings.  He has experience helping patients recover from orthopedic surgery, arthritis, back pain, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological conditions and balance impairments.  

Speech Therapy

Lori Guffey, MS, CCC-SLP

Lauren Hays, MS, CCC-SLP, 
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).

Amanda Hendrick, MS, CCC-SLP, has 13 years of experience providing speech language services to the adult population. She is experienced with treating swallowing, voice, speech-language, and cognitive disorders. She works frequently with patients with Parkinson’s disease, post-CVA, TBI, Dementia, and other neurological disorders. Amanda is LSVT LOUD trained and recently trained in LSVT LOUD for LIFE group maintenance therapy for individuals who have completed the LOUD treatment program. Amanda is trained in NMES for dysphagia and is experienced with treating patients suffering from severe dysphagia. Amanda received her B.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Arkansas in 2002 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern State University in 2004.


Occupational Therapy

Gabe Porta, OTR/L, MHA, 
graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy.  Gabe’s nearly 18 years of experience include rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries, stroke, spinal cord, and other neurological conditions.  Gabe is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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