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Aquatic Therapy in Long Beach

Welcome to Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy!

We are located in Huntington Beach off the 405 and 22 freeways, and proudly serve the community of Long Beach with the following services:

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Traditional Physical Therapy, including therapeutic exercise and advanced manual therapy
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Solutions
  • and more!

Whatever our patients need to live, function, and thrive in a pain-free environment – that’s what we do! With a customized program to suit your needs and goals, Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy builds the bridge to your wellness.

Call us with any questions you have or to tour our facilities. (714) 375-1755

Aquatic Therapy in Long Beach

What is aquatic therapy?

Aquatic therapy is a proven alternative to physical therapy. In aquatic therapy, you perform movements and exercises that use the natural resistance, warmth, and buoyancy of water to increase strength, flexibility and balance with less pain and no added pressure on the joints or strain on the injured/affected area.

Who can benefit from aquatic therapy?

Virtually anyone can benefit from aquatic therapy. It can be used as a replacement for traditional (land) physical therapy until a person becomes strong enough to perform traditional physical therapy; a low impact compliment to a traditional physical therapy regimen; or the sole method of relieving a chronic pain condition when it is not feasible to perform traditional physical therapy.

Sometimes physical therapy can be very demanding, and for a new injury or surgery, traditional PT exercises might be too painful, or your body may just be too weak. In these cases, aquatic therapy can be the first step in relieving pain, reducing swelling, and building up the strength necessary to “graduate” to traditional physical therapy.

For people suffering with chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, RA, fibromyalgia, RSD/CRPS, cancer, and peripheral nerve injuries, traditional physical therapy may never be an option. Thankfully, aquatic therapy has proven to significantly reduce pain and inflammation, and increase strength, flexibility, and the overall ability to function in daily life with minimal pain.

So Cal Aquatic Therapy

Our on-site, indoor therapeutic pool has the following features:

  • 92 degree water temperature, specifically designed for optimal rehabilitation
  • Salt water sanitizing system – salt speeds healing and is less irritating to skin
  • Therapeutic jets for soft tissue massage
  • Pool depths from 3 1/2′ to 6 1/2′ to accommodate a variety of therapeutic modalities
  • Aquatic equipment for resistance training
  • Dual handrails for assisted pool entry

Learn more about the benefits of aquatic therapy here.

Physical Therapy in Long Beach

In addition to aquatic therapy, our therapists specialize in all areas of traditional physical therapy. Our state-of-the-art Huntington Beach facility features all the equipment needed for a comprehensive physical therapy program, and therapists with the knowledge and experience to get you back to full health.

We specialize in Kinesio Taping, cold laser therapy, advanced manual therapies such as myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic exercise and more.

Click here to read more about our physical therapy programs.

Nervous about Aquatic Therapy?

Many of our clients come to us for aquatic therapy with mild to severe fear of water, or with extreme self-consciousness about putting on a bathing suit. If you are one of those clients, know that you are not alone.

Know also that we are here to help you, and we will do whatever we can to put you at ease and make you feel safe and comfortable with us and in the water. We will get into the water with you, and there will never be any judgment or criticism. You won’t hear anything but encouragement from us.

We trust in the power of aquatic therapy, and we hope you’ll trust in us.