Haradas pass business torch to next generation

Kathy and Steve Harada

Steve and Kathy Harada have sold Harada Physical Therapy to their son and daughter-in-law, Erick and Caitlin Harada.

Steve and Kathy opened in 2003 as a small, family-owned physical therapy practice specializing in outpatient orthopedics ranging from infants to seniors.

The couple’s motto was to treat everyone like family, and they offered a unique “Cheers” bar atmosphere where friends and neighbors could get together to promote health and wellness.

As the practice grew, they opened a second clinic in Coupeville in 2014.

Erick previously worked for Harada Physical Therapy between 2009 and 2011 before heading to Issaquah to run a small residential physical therapy clinic for a larger company, gaining invaluable experience as a clinic director and contributing community member.

In addition to traditional physical therapy treatments, Erick is a Level 1 Clinical BikeFit Pro specializing in body ergonomics on bicycles to improve fit and efficiency.

Erick has returned to the island with his wife, Caitlin, also a native of Coupeville, to continue the legacy and tradition that his parents began.

Erick and Caitlin are expecting their first child in August.