Aquatic Physical Therapy interventions are designed to improve or maintain:
• function
• aerobic capacity/endurance conditioning
• balance, coordination and agility
• body mechanics and postural stabilization
• flexibility
• gait and locomotion
• relaxation
• muscle strength, power, and endurance

Interventions used in Aquatic Physical Therapy include, but are not limited to, therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy, breathing strategies, electrotherapeutic modalities, physical agents and mechanical modalities using the properties of water and techniques unique to the aquatic environment.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Physical Therapy is the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment by a physical therapist or by a physical therapist assistant who is under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Aquatic Physical Therapy includes but is not limited to treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, wellness and fitness of patient/client populations in an aquatic environment with or without the use of assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective, or supportive devices and equipment.

The buoyancy, support, accommodating resistance and other unique properties of the aquatic environment enhance interventions for patients/clients across the age span with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary diseases, disorders, or conditions.

PAPT offers Aquatic Physical Therapy at the Westside Jewish Community Center. It’s newly renovated Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Aquatic Center was re-opened in 2009. The state-of-the-art facility contains two saline pools, modern men’s and women’s locker rooms equipped with showers, lockers and bathroom facilities, as well as four private family changing rooms. PAPT has exclusive pool use during therapy times.


The pool is located at  5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
For information on our aquatic therapy programming, Contact Us, or call 310-659-1077. To reach the Aquatic Center directly, please call 323.525.0323.