Before I tell you how we help people just like you every day, let me tell you what sets my clinic apart from so many other clinics:
During the 1980s and 1990s, I learned a lot from working with Olympic sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers, and from professional basketball, ice hockey, tennis, and football players. Because of my own previous athletic career, I understood their urgency to keep training and to return to sport. I found ways to keep them working out after any injury. “There’s always something we can do in the pool,” I would tell them. The athletes, their coaches, and I saw that not only could we keep elite athletes in great shape while their injuries healed, but that our efforts in the pool speeded the healing of injuries. I knew we were on to something!
That “something” has evolved over the years into pool programs so that people of all fitness levels and abilities (or disabilities) can make physical improvements in the water. High-speed running, jumping, and kicking exercises became modified to slower speed with less amplitude and force. It turned out that even the gentlest of movements in water created resistance to build strength; even the slowest deep-water interval training enhanced aerobic fitness; and even the most deliberate and careful walking across the pool helped improve balance.
Hundreds of doctors refer patients to my pool program every year. We take pride in offering the gold standard in pool therapy combined with traditional land therapy. All our patients get to rehab like world-class athletes, aiming at high goals. People at every step along the movement continuum—from those in wheelchairs who can barely move, to those with various aches and pains, to patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries, to professional and Olympic athletes—are encouraged to seek excellence, whatever the definition of excellence will be for their condition.
People often ask for my criteria of a good pool therapy program. Half is the pool and the other half is the program. The pool water is 92 degrees. Bars are on the sides of the pool for bracing, kicking, and tethering. Half the pool is deep water and the other half is shallow water. The therapists are in the water next to the patients, not deckside. Pool work is hands-on work, so whomever you work with should be in the water with you. As for the actual exercises, they should be based on the buoyancy and resistance of water and not merely be land exercises moved into the pool.
I have written 4 published best-selling books, with orthopedic surgeons, teaching tens of thousands of people JUST LIKE YOU how to heal themselves. These published books are sold all over the world, in multiple languages.
I have the largest dedicated physical therapy pool in Los Angeles, built in 2010. This custom built pool is a salt-water pool heated to 92 degrees. You will not find any other pool like this in Los Angeles.
I am so confident in my physical therapy program that I offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.