Aquatic Therapy Laguna Hills, CA

Aquatic Therapy

Lanie A.

I have Parkinson's disease, a movement disorder that makes it difficult to stand, walk, and use my hands. The water's buoyancy makes it easier to stand and walk than on land. In turn, the water exercises give me more strength for my activities of daily living.

Will J.

Each aqua therapy session at H2Orthopedic is done one on one in a HEATED pool, designed specifically for physical therapy, thus making your session something to look forward to rather than dread. The staff are a delight to work with but just as important, they do push and encourage you but never to the point of unnecessary pain. Btw, no one asked me to give this glowing review. Rather, I just want to give credit where credit is due.

Sharon B.

After a broken leg and fractured foot, I was referred to H2Orthopedics in Laguna Hills by another physical therapist. I have benefitted from the aquatic therapy. Each visit a variety of exercises are done and the improvement in overall health has been inspirational.

Tom W.

I have been going to H2O for 5 months, walking in the pool, and feeling great. Larry is as committed as 1st day and pushes each session. Very Pleased with progress and my coach.


H2Orthopedics are the only reason I can walk and able to go back to work. With all of my multiple ortho surgeries, it is difficult to try and rehab the regular way. Nine knee surgeries, back surgery and assorted hand, arm, jaw surgeries has left me arthritic and lots of metal. I was blown away at how much I improved with the 93degree pool. I am back to work and able to enjoy life again. I can't thank them enough! If you hurt..Check H2Orthpedics out.. You will not be disappointed!!

Anna D.

The staff is extremely knowledgeable and their facility is best equipped for providing the best possible therapy needed for your specific issue. They even have an INDOOR POOL! This is my go-to place. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else.

Jen H.

In a matter of a few weeks, my range of motion and pain have significantly improved, and I feel my body awakening and unwinding in a way that eluded me for a long time. I have a very high bar on what excellence looks like and am not often genuinely wowed. These guys have managed to do just that.

Will J.

Each aqua therapy session is done one on one in a HEATED pool, designed specifically for physical therapy, thus making your session something to look forward to rather than dread. I’ve now been using them for several months now and the staff is outstanding managed by Stefan and Larry.

Aquatic therapy is a type of physical therapy treatment that takes place in water, generally in an in-clinic pool. It is also commonly known as hydrotherapy or aquatic rehabilitation and has soothing properties that can benefit you if you are seeking pain relief and relaxation. To learn more about how our licensed Laguna Hills, CA physical therapists can assist you with aquatic therapy treatments, contact H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy today!

How does aquatic therapy work?

Aquatic therapy sessions are very organized and typically begin with a warm-up. They all take place in the water and will likely begin with gentle, low-resistance exercises to target the lower and upper extremities. This may include brief walking and light stretches. Then they will turn to more advanced cardiovascular and core activities, such as running, squatting, arm swings, and leg swings. After your session, you will also have some cool-down methods.

Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that we are happy to offer at H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy. Our Laguna Hills, CA physical therapists recognize the positive effect of using water treatments to improve motion and functionality while simultaneously allowing your muscles to relax.

What can I gain from aquatic therapy?

Water’s natural properties set the stage for a very therapeutic environment. Did you know that aquatic therapy is a method of relief that has been practiced for hundreds of years by many cultures?

The ancient Romans and Greeks bathed in hot springs for relaxation and to improve circulation. Hippocrates believed hot springs could heal sickness. Swiss monks were well known to use thermal waters to treat sick people. The Japanese use hot springs to treat skin problems and relieve chronic pain.

The benefits of aquatic therapy include:

  • Building muscle strength and endurance
  • Reducing stress and promoting relaxation
  • Enhancing the healing process to decrease recovery time
  • Increasing aerobic capacity for better health
  • Improving coordination and balance
  • Improving flexibility and movement
  • Assisting with locomotion and gait

Aquatic therapy may be added to your current physical therapy treatment plan under the discretion of our Laguna Hills, CA physical therapist. He or she will assist you in the movements that will best help you find relief.

So, why should I choose aquatic therapy?

Aquatic therapy at H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy is able to provide the following:


It can help provide relief for many conditions, including arthritis, chronic pain, lower back pain, orthopedic injuries, sprains, strains, and tendonitis.

Improved Breathing

The respiratory muscles are forced to work harder during aquatic therapy, which helps you breathe better.


It provides a soothing and relaxing environment for aching muscles and joints.


Water has a natural buoyancy for flotation and reduces gravity on aching muscles and joints. There is less pain when you exercise in water.

Hydrostatic pressure

With its hydrostatic pressure, you’re supported and don’t have to fear falling while performing exercises.


Its natural resistance can be used to increase the rehabilitation process and strengthen muscles.

Wave propagation/turbulence

Wave propagation and turbulence allow your physical therapist to gently manipulate your body.

Learn more about aquatic therapy sessions today!

If you are in Laguna Hills, CA looking for relief and relaxation, aquatic therapy will likely be beneficial to you. Contact Us Today at Laguna Hills, CA Center to request an appointment with H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy today to get started!