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“Megan is a wonderful combination of sweetness and inspiration wrapped around technical expertise. She knows when to push and when to watch; this approach brings out the best in Bill.”

Alison, Bill’s Mom

“Laura’s repertoire of possibilities to help me seems inexhaustible; Laura is inventive, insightful, and artful in choosing from them.”

Robin Cohen, Newton MA

Allison, Mother of Bill

“For me, water therapy means having fun while doing something constructive! I’m helping myself and it gives me a feeling of independence. It makes me feel good and free like I’m in space. I feel it’s important because it helps limber me up and helps with bowel movements and circulation because I am able to stand upright.

Standing upright in the pool gives my girlfriend Cindy and I a chance to stand upright face to face like we never did before!!!

The staff takes the time to figure out every individuals needs and talks about their interests. It’s great for social contacts and interacting with other people.”

Jim Viggiano

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“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

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Dear Laura,
I wanted you to know how touched I was to watch you with the little boy in the therapy pool. Your gentleness and patience touched my heart – you are a blessing.

Ann, Mother of an adult child with special needs

“I wanted to take the opportunity to let you and your wonderful staff know how much I appreciate the work you have done with my daughter Jessica.

Jessica has always been very afraid of swimming, an activity which could offer considerable benefits to her as she has spastic cerebral palsy. Along with the physical disabilities, Jessica is unable to speak and uses a communication book and gestures to communicate. Since you and your staff have worked with Jessica, she has undergone a welcome transformation.

With patient guidance, she has grown from fear of the water, to a sense of confidence, and now to outright joy as she initiates and even implements parts of her own program. I find it surprising that at 30 years of age Jessica would make so much progress–in both confidence and skill–in a relatively short period.

I believe the confidence she has gained through aquatic physical therapy has made a difference in many areas of her life. The therapy has become one of her favorite activities; she comes home proud of what she has accomplished each time she goes. The physical benefits have been many. Since Jessi uses a wheelchair, exercise is difficult. Her therapy program has helped her gain strength and flexibility, both of which have helped with her ability to produce her artwork. Also, Jessi has managed to maintain her weight at a good level, having lost 4 pounds and kept them off for the past year.

I especially appreciate your foresight to equip Jessica’s personal assistant with the knowledge and skills she needs to implement the program with Jessica. They have helped bring about a major change in her life, one that will have lasting benefits!”

Janet R. Vohs, Mother

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Abbey has chronic pain.

“…Aqua therapy is a great complement to all the other physical therapies my son does in a week. He’s working hard and getting stronger, but he hardly notices that he’s working.”

Betsy, Mother, Newton, MA

“…Laura has had a tremendous impact on our daughter’s development – boosting her strength, endurance and self confidence. Through a carefully planned and continually evolving program of exercises as well as early swimming and water safety skills, Laura has helped Sarah work and develop muscles in the water that she would never have been able to do on land. What’s more, Laura does this all in such a fun way that our daughter doesn’t even realize how hard she’s working. We love how much Sarah has grown and how much self confidence she’s gained. If you’re looking for the best therapeutic aquatic program for your child, call Laura right away!”

Mimi S., Mother, Newton, MA

“This is a cost effective way to learn water exercises from Laura.”

Beth, Maynard MA

“Laura Diamond is a total gem.”

Sally Sanford, Concord MA

“Laura is amazing! I had shoulder surgery two years ago and was in Physical Therapy for months and it was not working. When the pain became unbearable and my shoulder and arm were getting weaker I was told I probably needed another operation.  I was recommended to Laura by a friend; in a few short weeks I feel so much better. Laura’s innovative, knowledgeable and personal approach are unique and comprehensive. I am hopeful that with her continued work I can avoid having more surgery.”

Astrid Williams, Concord MA

“Everyone is interested in results and the therapists at Diamond Physical Therapy Associates get results. I can attribute their successes and my patients’ accelerated recoveries to the exceptional care being offered by this group and to the benefits of aquatic physical therapy.”

Gigi Girgis, MD, Neurologist Affiliated with Waltham Deaconess Hospital