Laura Diamond established Diamond Physical Therapy Associates, PC in 1993. She received a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1989, a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Saint Lawrence University in 1978, and has completed postgraduate courses in manual therapy and water therapy techniques. Her training includes work with world-renowned therapists in physical therapy and therapeutic aquatics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and New England Rehabilitation Hospital. Laura is certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR and First Aid. She is trained as a Water Safety Instructor and Instructor Trainer. Laura is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
For 40 years Laura has been active in the aquatic industry as an aquatics director, instructor trainer, consultant, and high school swimming coach. At Boston University, Northeastern University and Simmons College she has taught in the physical therapy departments and has trained water safety instructors. In addition to her private practice, Laura has lectured nationally, presenting lectures to doctors, other health professionals, and the general public about water therapy techniques and aquatic practice management. She has been featured in several publications including Rehab Magazine, January 2002 “Carving Out a Niche” and Physical Therapy Magazine, March 2000 “An Entrepreneurial Spirit.”
Rehabilitation is the cornerstone of musculoskeletal care. A key component to successfully treating patients is to have community-based healthcare providers that provide excellent and comprehensive rehabilitation services, such as Diamond Physical Therapy Associates. Laura has been an invited lecturer in our institution and receives high marks for her passion and knowledge about aquatic and land-based therapy.
~ Sheila A. Dugan, MD, PT
Laura takes great pride in her practice. Since its inception in 1993, she has successfully maintained her commitment to individualized care and exceptional customer service. Laura is passionate about her work and is deeply committed to her patients’ well-being.
Being in and around water is not only her profession – it is her passion. Laura is an avid kayaker and swimmer. She goes into the wilderness for week long camping and kayaking trips. On these trips, Laura enjoys peace and solitude, meditation and rejuvenation.