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Who Are Physical Therapists

Physical Therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. Physical Therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so […]

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6 Aquatic Therapy Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Sometimes patients come to Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy with preconceived ideas about what their treatment will be like. They’re expectations range from some form of synchronized swimming to carrying boulders underwater Navy SEAL-style. We thought it would be a good idea to clear up some of the myths and misunderstandings that surround what […]

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7 Surprising Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Physical therapy helps people recover from serious injuries, surgery, or chronic pain. Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy, but exercising in water creates unique advantages for patients. Rebuilding range of motion and muscle strength can take months, if not years, of dedicated effort. Aquatic exercise offers a number of benefits that will speed […]

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Saltwater vs. Chlorinated Water: What’s the Difference?

At Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy, patients use our heated, on-site saltwater pool for aquatic physical therapy. Some of the patients who come to us are unaware of the difference between our saltwater pool and traditional chlorinated therapy pools. We use a saltwater sanitizing system because of the benefits it provides our patients, but it’s important to […]

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Too Many Americans Are Living With Pain

A recent study found that a shocking number of Americans suffer from high levels of pain on a daily basis. The study, published in the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s Journal of Pain – and reported on by the science and pop culture blog io9 – surveyed nearly 9,000 people to gain an understanding of self-reported […]

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Why Choose Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic physical therapy is an extremely helpful form of treatment for individuals who need to regain strength, flexibility, range of motion and quality of life. In this American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) video, Melody Medley-Keith, PT, DPT, MA, and other experts explain how aquatic therapy is beneficial for a wide range of conditions: “I love […]

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Tennis & Golf Elbow

Elbow injuries are sadly common, and deceptively difficult to live with. Experienced golfers and tennis players probably know fellow enthusiasts that have struggled with “tennis elbow” or “golfer’s elbow,” injuries that can steal the joy from your chosen sport and make everyday tasks painful. Understanding the causes behind tennis & golf elbow is the key to successful […]

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Pool Running | So Cal Aquatic Therapy

Pool running, also known as aqua jogging, is a form of deep water exercise that allows you to perform the motions of running without touching the bottom of the pool. Pool running provides an intense workout comparable to running on land, but places significantly less stress on the body. This form of conditioning is beneficial for individuals of […]

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Tai Chi: The Healing Movement

The latest exercise fads and trends are easy to second-guess. Why should you trust something that promises the world but seemingly appeared overnight? Wouldn’t it be better to try a form of physical and mental therapy that has been perfected over years of practice? Especially hundreds of years? Tai chi is that practice. Dating back […]

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Aquatic Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy

According to the Neuropathy Association, more than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Approximately one in five individuals will have to cope with this condition in their lifetime. Fortunately, proper treatment and therapy alleviate the symptoms over time, especially if there is an underlying condition that can be treated. What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral […]

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