“As the parent of a child with SMA, I have become so accustomed to doctors, clinicians and educators talking to me about limitations. Our experiences with Laura have been the polar opposite. While making every effort to understand our son and his medical needs fully, she focuses on all the things he can do and where we can push past his current limitations. Working with Laura always makes him feel strong, confident and happy. To see the look on his face when he gets to really move on his own – his whole body rolling and dancing in the water, is pure joy. We have found Laura’s knowledge, skill and dedication to be both unique and downright magical.”

Kate, Mother, Natick 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

“Laura is amazing! Laura’s innovative, knowledgeable and personal approach are unique and comprehensive.”

Astrid Williams, Concord MA

“Laura is simply the BEST! She will change your life!”

Debbie Kernochan, Cambridge MA

“My daughter has gotten much more out of this in terms of gross motor development than she has in any other therapy – and there have been a lot of other therapies.”

Andy, Dad, Watertown, MA

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“She and Jason made an immediate connection at the consultation. Megan welcomed him and engaged directly with him showing such respect and genuine interest in getting to know him. At the pool Megan worked hard to help Jason feel comfortable about getting into the pool. Megan was very patient and kind as she encouraged Jason to sit on the chair lift and get into the pool. She looked  him in his eyes and established trust.  When in the pool he is completely connected with Megan and willingly takes part in the various therapies she structures for him.”

“We couldn’t be more happy with Megan and her obvious dedication and passion for working with individuals who benefit from her therapy. Thank you Megan!”

– Karen R., Jason’s proud Mom

Joni had a total hip replacement. Hear what she has to say about why Laura is different than traditional physical therapists.

“Physical therapy with Laura Diamond is worth every penny.”

Louise

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

Beth, Maynard MA

Jenn Smagula talks about what aquatic physical therapy has done for her daughter Chloe who had a stroke at birth resulting in hemiplegia.

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

Robin Cohen, Newton MA

Abbey has chronic pain.

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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

“As a veteran of eight months of physical therapy for back surgery, I have been treated by at least half a dozen physical therapists. None of them have been as helpful or healing as the combination of Laura Diamond’s skills and her water therapy.”

“Water therapy is, itself, a wondrous form of rehabilitation – especially if you need to build your core strength and restore weakened muscles. But even therapy in the water would not accomplish as much as its combination with a therapist like Laura. She gives her clients/patients her undivided attention during the entire session. Your every move is attended to, so that you learn how to move and how not to move. Much of what I learned from Laura had never been mentioned to me by either doctors or other therapists. ”

“I recommend her for anyone who is frustrated and discouraged by the prospect of a long recovery. She makes it fun, is exceptionally caring, and brings you along at a pace that is realistic, but intended to get you to your goal before the next millennium.”

Jean Hardisty, Senior Scholar, Wellesley Centers for Women

Jean Hardisty - "A friend is one who really knows you and loves you all the same." -Anonymous

“From the first time I met her, Laura’s mix of professionalism and genuine empathy for my severe chronic pain truly impressed me and put me at ease. Her initial assessment and examination went far beyond those of many therapists. She is very patient with me, stays with me the entire therapy session, and offers me both helpful correction and lots of positive reinforcement. While I’m enjoying the warmth of the therapy pool, she has helped me get stronger! Physical therapy with her is worth every penny.”

Louise Battista, Stow MA