Physician Services

The Ability Clinic – Physical Medicine for Children & Adults with Special Needs

United Ability’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Charlie Law, is dually certified in adult and pediatric rehabilitation medicine. He is the only practicing physician in the state of Alabama serving both children and adults with disabilities.

What sets us apart? A Lifetime of Comprehensive Care
Under the direction of Dr. Law, our Ability Clinic eliminates the fragmentation of medical and therapy services, establishes and provides seamless case management throughout the individual’s lifetime, facilitates ease of access to quality services and, most importantly, improves the overall health and quality of life for persons living with disabilities. By providing this comprehensive care in a centralized location, families are able to spend less time pursuing services through multiple agencies.

Benefits of the Ability Clinic Include:
– Comprehensive exams with medical treatment options for the individual
– Convenient on-site parking with easy accessibility
– Personal and individualized care
– Family focused friendly atmosphere

Services Provided at the Ability Clinic Include:
– Evaluation and diagnosis of physical and associated behavioral issues
– Spasticity Management
– Orthotics and Prosthetics
– Pain Management
– Care coordination for all services needed to maintain healthcare needs
– Outpatient Therapy services in the Birmingham office
– Family approach for children and adults with disabilities

Locations include:
– Birmingham
– Anniston
– Gadsden
– Huntsville
– Tuscaloosa
– Jasper
– Easter Seals
– Burkett/Jefferson County School System

Dr. Charlie Law
United Ability Chief Medical Director Dr. Charlie Law is the only practicing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatrist) physician certified in adult and pediatric rehabilitation in the state of Alabama. With more than 20 years of experience in treating both children and adults with special needs, he is a medical expert, facilitator and team leader in rehabilitation for his patients. In addition, he serves as a gatekeeper for all non-primary care services. Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with special needs, he founded the Pediatric Rehab Program at Children’s Hospital of Alabama in 1997 and in 2011 began his tenure as Chief Medical Officer and practicing physician at United Ability enabling him to serve both children and adults with disabilities throughout their lifespan. He’s certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) with a subspecialty certification in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Law is an adjunct faculty member with the UAB Department of Pediatrics at Children’s of Alabama. He’s a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Development, the American Medical Association, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the Medical Association of Alabama, and the Southern Society of Physical Medicine and Rehab.