Star Physical Therapy & Fitness
Over the past nine years, owners Tom & Laurie Swaldi have grown their business, Star Inc. Physical Therapy & Fitness to include both neurological and orthopedic physical therapy programs, and a variety of fitness/wellness programs - utilizing their fully equipped gym and aerobics studio, and private athletic training programs.
As certified clinicians, Tom and Laurie came to the Bucknell SBDC seeking help to open their own physical therapy/fitness business which would provide services in their own unique way. With the help of the SBDC consultants, the Swaldis' were able to create a business plan and determine the feasibility of their business idea. Tom states, "I went to school for physical therapy, not business."
Today, Tom attributes the success of Star Inc. to the confident team of clinicians he employs, his established rapport with doctors and clients, and he and Laurie working together to make the right clinical and business decisions.