The California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc. DBA Pools of Hope is known as the premier provider of aquatic exercise and physical therapy programs for children with disabilities, adults with developmentally disabilities, individuals with frail health, and the elderly. Since our inception over 50 years ago, the Pools of Hope has provided in excess of one million therapy sessions to improve the lives of residents throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Our rehabilitation and wellness programs cater to populations with special health needs as a means for these individuals to improve their mobility and quality of life. For many individuals with health challenges, physical activities on land are too difficult, create discomfort, or pose substantial risk of injury.
The Pools of Hope 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.