BVPTS began in March of 1990 when Barbara McCumber opened up a small office at 1035 Providence Road in Whitinsville after working for the local hospital clinic. There, she grew from 1 suite to 3 as her clientele and staff grew. In the late 1990s, managed care hit and caused a significant change in the reimbursement model, she was forced to downsize. The office was moved into a small office shared with Dr. Bajema, a local PCP on Church Street. In 2002, Eric Connolly joined the staff and in 2003, he became vice president and Barbara’s partner. The business was moved back to Providence Road in 2004, but now at 1001 Providence Road. The business steadily grew and, in 2006, Bob Wondolowski, PTA was added to the staff.
In 2011, Eric took over as president, with an eye on growth. In 2012, the decision was made to triple the size of the clinic and move into the new Linwood Mill. The Wellness Program was added to offerings of BVPTS, and with the increased space, more patients have been drawn to the clinic. In 2013, Beth Petrucci was the first student to complete a clinical affiliation with BVPTS in over a decade and along with Kevin Flaherty, joined the staff in 2014, taking Barbara McCumber’s place when she retired in August of 2014. Dr. Beth Petrucci then joined the staff formally at the end of August.
Blackstone Valley Physical Therapy Services, Inc. will provide patients with a positive rehabilitation/training experience as we assist them in addressing their limitations, and help them in reaching their long-term goals. Therapists will focus on efficacy and evidence-based interventions, and the entire staff will focus on making the patient’s experience positive.