Haradas pass business torch to next generation

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.

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.

 

More in Business

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf

I’m always intrigued by the fascinating, sometimes convoluted stories of how people… Continue reading

Dolls of historical figures are available at Purple Moon.
Whidbey offers unique gift ideas

Shoppers looking for gifts beyond the usual online and big-box options have… Continue reading

Restaurant owners see wharf location as a plus

If Damien and Tiffany Cortez could only say one thing about their… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor chamber director not content to ride others’ coattails

The former “poster child” for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is… Continue reading

Pet rehab: Dogs in ‘doggles,’ cats get post-surgery care

For dog and cat owners, seeing their loyal companions endure aches and… Continue reading

Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street

A drop of blue spreads rapidly across the still water, growing and… Continue reading

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

Rain Puddles Kids Boutique has a variety of items for ages up to 5

New take on thrift

‘Storage wars of Whidbey Island’ leads to unique store

Kingsview opens Coupeville office

Kingsview Asset Management recently opened the doors to its new office and… Continue reading

Local brewer taps into neighboring market

Big plans are a-brewing at one Coupeville-based business. Penn Cove Brewing Co.… Continue reading

After 30 years, Whidbey Coffee is strong as ever

Whidbey Coffee’s story began with chicken fajitas at a small community festival.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s new gyro hero: Former employee buys, transforms longtime Greek restaurant

Things are a bit different now for Jessie Abrahamson at the little… Continue reading