I love the pool and wish I could live in the warm water because I feel so free. --8 year-old Desiree Sullivan has cerebral palsy
The California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center is known as the premier provider of aquatic exercise and physical therapy programs for people with disabilities, frail health, and the elderly. Since our inception over 50 years ago, The Aquatic Center has provided in excess of one million therapy sessions to improve the lives of residents throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Our conditioning and rehabilitation programs cater to populations with special health needs as a means for these individuals to improve their mobility and strength. For many disabled and elderly, physical activities on land are too difficult, create discomfort, or pose substantial risk of injury.
The Aquatic Center’s programs use the properties of the warm-water pools - buoyancy and viscosity - to provide resistance without the use of weights to assist with patient healing and strengthening. The pools are equipped with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved ramps, pool access lifts and water wheel chairs, which offer easy access to the healing waters for those with limited mobility. The 91-94 degree pools offer shallow areas for water aerobics, exercising, walking, jogging and swimming, and deeper areas in the pool for lap swimming and therapeutic exercises.
All children services are provided through the 'Moovin' and Groovin’ program which includes services for both disabled and non-disabled children.
Family Day, which promotes inclusion by inviting family members to participate in CPH aquatic exercise classes with our members.
Brown Bag Lunch Program – California Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Center, Inc., provides monthly health and wellness education sessions to program participants throughout the year. The sessions provide health and safety education on various topic such as Alzheimer’s, nutrition, healthy aging, safety and more. Program participants are provided a free lunch as well.
Orientation: All program participants are required to attend a 30 minute orientation
to register for the program. Please call us at 310-537-2224 to register.
Reminder: Exercising in warm water may pose some health risk. California Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Center, Inc., recommends that you consult your doctor before starting the program.
Most of California Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Center services are administered through a MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM.
Aquatic Therapy Doctor Prescription Required.
Most insurance is accepted and private pay.
Moovin N Groovin Summer Swim Camps, please call (310) 537-2224 for fee.
Fees are subject to change without notice.
Limited scholarship may be available.
One in every five Americans is affected by a disability. The leading cause of disability in the United States is arthritis, a disease, which often appears with age, however, disabilities due to birth defects or chronic disease; and accidents resulting in brain or spinal cord injury are extremely prevalent and life altering. With the population aged 65 and older expected to double in the next three decades, our communities will see more elderly living longer with their disabilities.
Normal exercise venues or activities are often not welcoming options for the physically or mentally, disabled. The Aquatic Center facility is equipped with accessible ramps and lifts for those who are wheelchair bound or have limited mobility. We also provide water wheelchairs for easy access to therapy.
Water exercise, in particular, encompasses all the components of fitness: cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. When done regularly, water exercise can help reduce body fat and is extremely beneficial in the prevention and treatment of heart disease, strokes and orthopedic conditions. It improves circulation, strengthens muscles, reduce pain and enables participants to gain maximum benefits from exercise while substantially reducing risk of injury.