Ben is a Practice Principal at St George Physiotherapy and Pilates. He graduated from the University of Otago (NZ) in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy and completed a Masters Level Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology in 2006. He has worked and managed sports injury clinics in Auckland and the United Kingdom as well working with the Marist North Harbour Rugby Club, New Zealand Woman’s Basketball and New Zealand Women’s Rugby teams.
Ben has always had an interest in running injuries, which provided the foundation for his interest in lower limb and running based injuries and treadmill gait analysis. Having treated so many marathon runners, took the plunge himself and began marathon running for charity. He feels this now means he can fully understand what runners go through when suffering injuries both physically and psychologically (Yes runners are definitely a different breed of individual!).
Ben has a strong manual therapy focus predominately using a ‘hands on’ approach in combination with biomechanical analysis, exercise prescription and dry needling to get the desired outcomes for his patients.