Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor in Physiotherapy (1987) - University of South Australia
- Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation (2002) - Otago University, New Zealand
- Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (2005) - Otago University, New Zealand
- Post Graduate Diploma in McKenzie therapy (1994) - McKenzie Institute, New Zealand
Ben has joined our clinic with a wealth of clinical knowledge and experience. He graduated in 1987 and since then has worked in clinics in Wellington, Sydney and London. He previously worked with renowned physiotherapists such as the late Robin McKenzie* (OBE) and a wide array of Orthopaedic Consultants. In 2014, he worked in a specialised physiotherapy clinic in London treating only spinal patients with the highest level of care. Since then, he continues to see patients with complex history and presentation.
Ben developed his unique approach by combining different treatment theory and technique, evidence-based clinical reasoning, in-depth history taking and most of all, a sympathetic and caring attitude. Ben looks at problems from a whole person perspective and involves patients in a multi-faceted rehabilitation journey. He was described by one of his patients as "a magician who can suss out the root causes of the problem".
Ben’s article: ‘Low Back Pain: The Effect of Mechanical Therapy on Tissue Healing’ was published in Patient Management in 1995.
Besides his specialised skills and interest in treatment neck and back pain, Ben has also developed a unique and successful approach to anterior knee pain, shoulder dysfunction and tennis elbow.
With his extensive network of medical practitioners, Ben is able to refer to or recommend orthopaedic specialists, ultrasound guided injection, and MRI scan/xray.
In his free time, Ben enjoys playing the piano, watching documentaries and practising yoga.
*The McKenzie method of treating spinal dysfunction was developed by the late Robin McKenzie, a physiotherapist from New Zealand. A 2019 study that evaluated the effectiveness of McKenzie method compared to manual therapy in the management of chronic low back pain concluded McKenzie method is a successful treatment to decrease pain in short term and enhance function in long time.
"Thank you so much for fixing my leg!"