Dr. Andrew Guay, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Andrew Guay, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Qualifications: Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Certified in Dry Needling
Born: Fall River, MA
Now lives:Providence, RI

Professional background leading to career in health and wellness: 

My path to health and wellness is a wind-y one.  I went to NYU for my undergraduate degree where I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre.  Survival jobs brought me to the boutique fitness company SoulCycle which began my interest in health and wellness.  When I realized that I wanted to change my career path I yearned for a career that worked with people and included an evidence-based approach to help empower them.  I found Physical Therapy.  I returned to undergrad classes to fulfill my prerequisites at Uconn and spent my graduate years at URI.  While at URI I completed research regarding the mechanisms behind Dry Needling, facilitated a group balance class for individuals with Parkinsons, and completed three extremely different clinicals in outpatient, the VA in Providence, and an Inpatient Acute Rehab in North Providence.  After school I took a position as a Staff PT and quickly joined an Orthopedic Residency, allowing me to narrow my focus and spend a year focused on Orthopedic conditions culminating in a further board examination in order to receive my Orthopedic Clinical Specialty or OCS.  

What reasons you are passionate about helping others: 

My overall hope is to empower folks to help themselves.  I want to be a sounding board, a person to guide and educate.  By and large I believe that with consistent trust, communication, and effort we can solve almost anything out there together.  I love watching “Aha” moments and appreciate that I am afforded the time to be able to help folks reach those moments.


  • Restaurant

    New Rivers, Persimmon, Broadway Bistro

  • Food

    Chips and Guac, Pizza

  • City

    Providence, New York, Amsterdam

  • TV Show

    The Office

  • Singer/Group

    Bob Dylan, Bon Iver, Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel

  • Celebrity

    Ron Funches

  • Book

    Franny and Zoey, anything by Haruki Murakami

  • Professional Team

    Boston Bruin

  • Hobbies

    Golf, Hiking