Joel Jezequel strongly believes it is essential to address the site of pathology directly, as well as to determine the etiology of a specific injury–whether it is the result of biomechanical faults or patterns of movement during rehabilitation. Joel advocates a marriage of quality research findings and clinical practice, taking into account individually tailored patient goals in order to create the perfect stage to provide optimal patient care.
Joel earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University, where he studied in the advanced track for orthopedics. He completed clinical rotations at the Nicholas Institute for Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma, as well as several other orthopedic and sports clinics. Prior to attending Columbia, Joel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Health Science from Wheaton College in Illinois.
Recently, Joel co-authored a systematic review in a special neurological issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, titled “Systematic Review of the Effects of Exercise on Activities of Daily Living in People with Alzheimer’s Disease.” He also holds membership in the American Physical Therapy Association and the New York Physical Therapy Chapter, within the sports and orthopedics section memberships.
Born in Costa Rica, Joel grew up in Miami, Florida, where he began playing competitive soccer at an early age. He gained numerous honors for soccer throughout high school and went on to play NCAA Division III soccer in college. Today, Joel continues to play soccer throughout New York’s extensive networks. He also enjoys both road and mountain biking, running and a global movement approach to exercise routines.