Eric M. Connolly, PT, MSPT - President
Eric, a native of Salem, NH, graduated from Springfield College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree and again in 1999 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. After beginning his career in-home care, Eric joined Blackstone Valley Physical Therapy Services, Inc. in 2002 in the Church Street office. He became Vice President and co-owner in 2004 when the office moved back to Providence Road and took over as President in 2011 with a focus on growth that was achieved in 2012 with the move to the Linwood Mill and subsequent growth of the company.
Eric has taken many continuing education courses in cervical spine and lumbar spine, as well as courses on the knee and shoulder. He specializes in orthopedics and manual therapy. He became a Graston Technique Preferred Provider in 2011, Selective Functional Movement Assessment certified in 2014, Titleist Performance Institute Certified in 2017, and obtained his Functional Dry Needling Certification through EIM in 2022.
Eric finds the most satisfaction returning his patients back to their activities, whether that is as simple walking around the block or across the field, or returning to the gym or field, court or course.
Eric is an active member American Physical Therapy Association, and former Treasurer of the Private Practice Section of the MA APTA and former Central Massachusetts Representative. He also worked as a teaching assistant at Northeastern University in their Physical Therapy program.
Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. In his spare time, you may be able to find Eric playing golf (ball or disc), at youth sports game, or working in his yard, listening to Jimmy Buffett.Eric@bvpts.com