Boston Whittier

Address and Hours

1290 Tremont St

At Whittier Street Health Center

Fifth Floor

Boston, MA 02120



M-Th: 7:30am-7pm

Friday: 7:30am-6pm

Saturday: 8:30am-2pm

Meet Our Team 
Ken Nwosu
Sacred Heart University

Kenneth is the managing partner and clinical director of Bay State Physical Therapy Boston (Whittier Street Health Center & Huntington Ave YMCA) and Roxbury (Dimock Health Center). Prior to opening the Roxbury location in 2015, Kenneth was the clinical manager for the Roxbury Crossing location. He attended Sacred Heart University where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since graduating, he has clinical experience in various physical therapy settings such as outpatient, home care therapy and skilled nursing therapy. Kenneth is an active participant of continuing education courses offered by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Northeastern University in partnership with Bay State and Massachusetts General Hospital. Additionally, he is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor to provide support and exposure to physical therapy students.

As a Roxbury native, Kenneth is committed in improving the health and well-being of all individuals in the community. He frequently develops and participates in community programs, including partnering with other local organizations to educate and promote health and wellness.

As a therapist, Kenneth performs a comprehensive evaluation; along with physical findings, he identifies barriers and factors in patient lifestyle and habits before prescribing a plan of care. Kenneth promotes patient education and accountability to successfully achieve desired goals as a team. He utilizes extensive manual therapy, neuro-muscular re-education, functional training and strengthening to rehabilitate individuals to their maximal level of functional and recreational activities. Kenneth incorporates his football and track background along with evidence based practice to treat all of the conditions listed below. During his free time he enjoys volunteering in the community, spending time with his wife and dog. He LOVES watching Boston sports.

Salena Lashley
Northeastern University

Salena is a graduate of Northeastern University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, earning her degree in May 2015. Salena attended University of Massachusetts Amherst for her undergraduate years, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Her clinical experiences include treatments in an adult day care facility with a focus on the geriatric population, as well as treatments in outpatient orthopedic clinics with a large focus on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and therapeutic activities to improve patients' functional abilities and overall quality of life. Although Salena grew up in a small suburban town about 20 miles south of Boston, she finds a huge passion in serving the communities of the Boston area working towards a generalized improvement of the patient population.

In her future, Salena plans to begin a mentoring program for the youth at her high school, which she graduated from in 2006, in order to motivate children who are interested in the healthcare field. In her free time, Salena enjoys playing her flute, participating in Caribbean dance and one day, she hopes to follow her mother's footsteps and hike the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents!

Elizabeth Flaherty
Northeastern University

Lizzie graduated from Northeastern University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. She has experience working in outpatient orthopedics, acute care inpatient, and outpatient pediatric settings; and has worked with patients ranging from premature infants to older adults. She has a special interest in treating back and pelvic injuries, vestibular conditions, and pediatric populations. She has a large amount of manual treatment experience and uses a combination of manual techniques and therapeutic exercises to enhance her patients’ functional abilities.

Lizzie is from Clifton Park, NY and grew up dancing every style except ballet. She continues to dance as a member of DanceWorks Boston. She has a cat named Lola, but she has never met a fuzzy animal she didn’t like.