Okechuku Ekwuabu, DPT
While attending RPI, Okey was a decathlete on the track and field team. This combination of athletics and engineering began his interest in human body performance, from a mechanical standpoint, well before he knew he would one day become a physical therapist.
Okechuku (Okey) Ekwuabu is a former engineer who has recently switched careers to become a physical therapist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After working for 9 years at General Dynamics Electric Boat, he returned to school and earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford in 2020. While attending RPI, Okey was a decathlete on the track and field team. This combination of athletics and engineering began his interest in human body performance, from a mechanical standpoint, well before he knew he would one day become a physical therapist. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family whether that time is at the gym, playing video/board games, hiking, watching movies or going to the beach.
Working with us
At your first rehabilitation evaluation, your therapist will assess your movement quality, pain levels, and lifestyle needs to get started on your orthopedic recovery.
Depending on your unique lifestyle factors and movement needs, your therapist will help you break down the recovery journey into attainable milestones to reach your long-term movement goals.
Your therapist will customize your home exercise program, guide you through rehab exercises, administer pain-relieving therapies, and be your ultimate resource to track and support your progress.
We Aid Patients With All Injuries
Whether it’s a minor or major pain that’s limited your ability to move well, our team of expert orthopedic specialists is the starting point and solution for all your orthopedic needs.
our team of experts are here for you
Our Physical and Occupational therapists communicate with our Fellowship-Trained Surgeons and Orthopedic PAs daily to improve patient care and outcomes. This regular communication between our surgical and rehabilitation teams helps all our providers stay current with the latest research and best practices to optimize your recovery.