“Aqua therapy has been a total success for our daughter. Laura is outstanding in not only her ability to maximize the benefits of aqua therapy, but in the ability to make the children feel as if it is fun, not work! In all of the therapies Kendall has received, by far, aqua therapy is one of the most beneficial for her body and mind! I would recommend Laura to all moms who are looking for the ultimate experience for their children with disabilities!”
Kim, Mother, Stow MA
“Laura is remarkably skilled at adapting physical and water therapy techniques during acute flare-ups of arthritis so her clients can continue to exercise and be active. Her detailed knowledge of these techniques enables her to adjust them to accommodate clients’ physical limitations. Working with her has significantly improved my mobility.”
“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, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
“Physical therapy with Laura Diamond is worth every penny.”
“As a physician, I have worked in healthcare settings with many physical therapists. Laura’s consummate professionalism and vast knowledge make her a standout in her field. She is remarkably skilled at adapting physical and water therapy techniques. As a patient with multiple sclerosis, Laura helped me on both a physical and emotional level. She showed me that with water therapy, I could do things in the water that I was unable to accomplish on land. The use of buoyancy is a remarkable way to accelerate the rehabilitation of many conditions.”
William G. Lavelle, MD, Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery U Mass Medical School and U Mass Memorial Hospital
Joni had a total hip replacement and came to Laura after she got worse with traditional physical therapy.
“Jacob has been in physical and occupational therapy in some form since he was 7 months old. No other therapist has connected with Jacob in the same way that Laura has. She pushes him to do things he doesn’t think he can do, without him even realizing it! Her manner with him is amazing, and he actually looks forward to his sessions with her. As his parents, we trust that she has his best interests at heart, and that she truly cares about him and the progress that he makes. ”
Lynn W., Mother of Jacob
Jenn Smagula talks about what aquatic physical therapy has done for her daughter Chloe who had a stroke at birth resulting in hemiplegia.
Nathan is a 15 year old boy with cerebral palsy. Listen to him speak about his love for water therapy. Nathan has been in Laura’s program for nearly 8 years.
“Megan is a bright, compassionate, and creative physical therapist. Diamond PT is fortunate to have someone has talented as Megan on their staff. I have worked with many physical therapists over the years, Megan is by far the most outstanding. She does not have a cookie cutter approach to treatment. She evaluates the individual needs, listens carefully to the client and recommends exercises and stretches for the individual needs.”
Paula Bentinck-Smith, Concord, MA
“I came to Laura for aquatic physical therapy because everyone said she was the best. I wanted the best and she is the best. I have not been disappointed. She has definitely helped me get to the next level.”
Bob Lobel, Sportscaster
“I strongly urge other practices to use Laura’s consulting services if considering starting up or expanding an therapeutic aquatic program.”
Megan Friedman, MS, DPT, Director of Clinics, NE Physical Therapy Plus, Inc.
“Megan has a great way with my 6 year old son with Cerebral Palsy (Right Hemiplegia) that honors him, his growing independence, self-awareness and advocacy, needs and opportunities of his body. I scoured the earth for Laura almost 4 years ago. Our family has traveled far and wide (Alabama, Virginia, NYC, etc.) for the best care and therapies and the Universe gave us a break that the best in this discipline is right here in the Greater Boston area. Laura scoured the Earth for Megan. From these years working with Laura and Megan, my son swims with family and friends, in community swim classes. He loves, is safe in, and participates fully in the water. It’s wonderful for his body and spirit.”
– Jordyne, Mom, Newton
“This is a cost effective way to learn water exercises from Laura.”
Beth, Maynard MA
“I met Laura Diamond during a time when I was experiencing severe back pain from muscle spasm and arthritis made worse by MS neurologic changes. I was looking for relief and a way to exercise. Up until then I had only temporary relief from land based physical and massage therapy. I had been a competitive swimmer long ago but as I became weaker with MS I became afraid to swim. My body was so strange. I could not trust it to behave as it used to and I tired quickly. But I loved the water. My physical therapist, friends and family all encouraged me to get in the water. My fear stopped me.”
“Then I met Laura. Laura understood my fears and could teach to my level of disability. She worked with me to develop strategies to overcome my fears. She guided me reminding me of old techniques, which I could draw on for safety, and swimming. She reassured me that I could become stronger. She helped me relax. My pain always was better as I spent time in the water and lasted for days. We developed a routine of water walking, swimming and passive and active stretching, which has now become an invaluable part of my self-care.”
“I feel incredibly fortunate to have met Laura. Her compassionate, experienced, intelligent approach to aqua therapy is remarkable. I hope that many other persons with similar challenges to my own could find comfort and guidance from her care.”
Liz Kopin, MD