By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor
REGION – Flaherty Physical Therapy has a new location in Hudson.
As he and his team settle in, owner and founder Kevin Flaherty is continuing long running community engagement efforts while praising the thriving business community that has quickly embraced him.
“Hudson is quite a community,” Flaherty said in a recent interview. “I’m very impressed by it.”
Flaherty lives in Shrewsbury and has long operated his physical therapy practice out of its primary location in Northborough.
Seeing an uptick in patients from Hudson, Marlborough, Bolton and Berlin, though, Flaherty set his sights on a second office. He soon settled on a space within Hudson’s Landing at Hudson Mills building just steps from Main Street.
“We’re already busy in that office,” Flaherty said.
With business booming in both Hudson and Northborough, Flaherty has found time and resources to maintain a variety of community outreach projects and charity initiatives.
His business annually provides scholarships to high school seniors in Hudson, Algonquin and Shrewsbury.
They support area sports and fitness activities via donations and sponsorships for Northborough and Shrewsbury Little League, the Northboro Summer Concert Series, the Algonquin and the Shrewsbury High School Athletics Booster Club among other things.
Likewise, Flaherty’s team regularly welcomes high school and college students for internships and observation programs as they pursue careers in physical therapy.
“It’s very important for me and a lot of my staff to feel like we’re a member of the community as well as giving back to the community,” Flaherty said.
A former little league coach himself, Flaherty values youth sports opportunities and is grateful to help organizations that often rely heavily on such outside donations.
“I want to support those programs,” he said.
Meanwhile, with scholarships, he’s regularly blown away by the content on applications.
“The things that these kids are doing all the time it’s truly amazing,” Flaherty said.
Those connections bear added importance, Flaherty noted. As he supports students on their post-secondary school journeys, he also appreciates opportunities to connect with young student athletes as patients.
“I love working with kids and getting them through a problem or an issue that allows them to be able to return to do the things that they want and love to do,” he said.
Whether they’re former patients, scholarship recipients, or students just interacting with his business for the first time, Flaherty describes a mutually beneficial situation in the form of internship opportunities.
“It’s a win-win for everyone,” he said. “We get a little bit of help from the students, the students get some experience and the patients really enjoy having them around too.”
These days, Flaherty is actually in need of even more help.
He has openings in his internship program as a batch of students are set to go back to PT school in the fall. Likewise, his surge of patients in Hudson has him operating with a wait list. New staff are the solution to that challenge.
“That’s something we don’t like,” Flaherty said of the waitlist. “We don’t want people to have to wait too long to be seen. We want to get people seen as soon as we can.”
Flaherty is hiring, looking for the types of people who have already helped elevate his business as a go-to source of physical therapy treatment in the region.
He said, his crew of office staff, his physical therapists, and any new hires he brings on operate as a well-run professional sports team.
“My success in my company is strictly because I have been able to hire some amazing people,” he said. “We’re always looking for the best and brightest people to join our staff, just like the great sports teams of New England do.”
Flaherty Physical Therapy has locations at 43 Broad St Suite C302d in Hudson and at 411 W Main St #3 in Northborough. It offers a wide array of services ranging from post-surgery rehab, sports performance and balance and fall prevention.
Learn more by visiting https://www.flahertyphysicaltherapy.com/.
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