Information For Physicians

Referral Procedures

  • Please refer all new patients to Diamond Physical Therapy Associates, PC by calling 617-803-8730 or emailing [email protected]

  • Please provide prospective patients our website: diamondphysicaltherapy.com

  • We will call prospective patients, help answer insurance concerns and provide additional information about our practice. Laura and Megan offer free 10-minute consultations by phone or in person, by appointment.

  • M.D. referrals, office notes, copy of radiology reports may be helpful in coordination of care.

  • We will communicate with referring physicians and/or clinicians about the patient’s plan of care and provide status reports at the time of follow-up visits.

  • Patients do not have to be a member of the facility to participate in therapy.

Water Therapy Guidelines

  • Patients don’t need to know how to swim.

  • Deep water may be used for patients who:

    • Are non weight-bearing.
    • Are unable to tolerate weight bearing secondary to pain, inflammation, and swelling.
    • Need lumbo-pelvic stability exercises in a vertical position.
  • Shallow water may be used for patients who:

    • Are fearful of deep water.
    • Can benefit from buoyancy assisted gait training, for decreased weight bearing.
    • Can tolerate only approximately 50% weight-bearing activities, or have partial weight-bearing restrictions.
    • Have balance and coordination problems and are unsafe in deep water.
  • Some patients progress from deep water, to shallow water, to land based programs.

General Information

We do not have specific protocols, but rather develop a plan of care to meet the individual needs of the patient. The following are general guidelines:

  • All treatments are individualized. We provide one on one care and do not treat patients in groups.

  • All patients receive a 50-55 minute “land” evaluation on the first session, in the Sudbury office. Follow-up appointments are 50-55 minutes and are in Sudbury or Concord.

  • Laura and Megan provide hands on, manual treatment, water therapy, therapeutic exercises, core strengthening and patient education.

  • Ultrasound, phonophoresis, electrical stimulation, and ice are available.

  • It is usually beneficial for patients to participate in a home or pool program as an adjunct to their treatment.

  • The frequency and duration is dependent upon evaluation and patient goals.

  • When possible, we help patients to develop an integrated aquatic and land program.

Locations

Beede Swim & Fitness Center
498 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742

Rugged Bear Plaza
410 Boston Post Road, Suite 34
Sudbury, MA, 01776

“Aqua therapy has been a total success for our daughter. Laura is outstanding in not only her ability to maximize the benefits of aqua therapy, but in the ability to make the children feel as if it is fun, not work! In all of the therapies Kendall has received, by far, aqua therapy is one of the most beneficial for her body and mind! I would recommend Laura to all moms who are looking for the ultimate experience for their children with disabilities!”

– Kim, Mother, Stow MA

“Laura is amazing! Laura’s innovative, knowledgeable and personal approach are unique and comprehensive.”

– Astrid Williams, Concord MA

“Laura Diamond is an excellent physical therapist in the Boston area. Laura is detail-oriented, dedicated, experienced, knowledgeable, smart, and has a sense of humor. She focuses on your problem, and seems to care only about getting you better. I’ve seen a lot of people in the medical profession over the past fifteen years, and most of them have not impressed me. Laura is an exception.”

– Eric Albert, Newton, MA

“Rehabilitation is the cornerstone of musculoskeletal care. A key component to successfully treating patients is to have community-based healthcare providers that provide excellent and comprehensive rehabilitation services, such as Diamond Physical Therapy Associates. Laura has been an invited lecturer in our institution and receives high marks for her passion and knowledge about aquatic and land-based therapy.”

– Sheila A. Dugan, MD, PT