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Location

Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-826-2121

Address

6621 Fannin Street
West Tower, Suite 21167
Houston, TX 77030

Amber Prailey Chavez, PT, DPT, CLT

Physical Therapist - Clinical Specialist

Education

School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Medical Branch DPT Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2012
Northwestern State University Bachelors Bachelor of Science 2008

About

Amber believes in the importance of building a relationship and getting to know each child, discovering what brings joy, and figuring out how to improve their function and mobility to be able to optimally enjoy these activities.

Clinical Interests:

Amber is a licensed Physical Therapist in the Physical Medicine and Rehab Department at Texas Children’s Hospital, Medical Center. She specializes in lymphedema management, acute outpatient rehabilitation, spina bifida intervention, Torticollis, myofascial release, and other developmental delays. Amber is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. She provides consults in the Vascular Anomalies Clinic where she has also assisted with development of Texas Children’s Hospital “Decongestive Therapy/Lymphedema Management Program.” Amber is a part of the multidisciplinary Acute Outpatient Rehabilitation Program (AORP) which fosters a holistic continuum of care for patients recently transitioned from acute inpatient medical management to outpatient intervention. She provides ongoing goal specific therapy is provided in conjunction with guidance and recommendations for orthotics, equipment, school, home, and community re-integration. In addition, Amber works within TCH Spina Bifida Clinic where she assists with research and provides consults for a variety of diagnoses with developmental delay, impaired mobility, pain, and activity restrictions.  

Organizations

Organization Name Role
National Lymphedema Association Member

Selected Publications

Gammon, S., Bunge, R., Chavez, A. P., Riser, D., & Stolte, A. (2018). WeeFIM Completion for Outcome Tracking in an Acute Outpatient Rehabilitation Program. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 99(10), e41. 

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.