Ben earned his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University and his Master of Science in Physical Therapy (M.S.P.T) degree from Pacific University. He has worked exclusively in outpatient orthopedic clinics since completing his Masters degree in 1999, and worked his way through to become a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2011. Ben enjoys treating patients of all ages and relishes seeing a variety of diagnoses to keep things interesting. From his history both playing and coaching sports, he has developed a special interest treating the young athlete and runners.
Ben believes that physical therapists are the movement specialists of the health care world. He incorporates his certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) with nearly every patient he encounters. SFMA allows him to efficiently break down dysfunctional fundamental movement patterns to better identify the root cause of a patient's condition. When a mobility dysfunction in a patient is identified during one of his PT sessions, Ben incorporates his extensive training in manual therapy (myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization/manipulation, muscle energy...) to help "reset" the body's muskuloskeletal system. Ben then incorporates corrective exercises and education to reinforce mobility changes, restructure bad postural habits, improve motor control, with the ultimate goal of returning patients back to pain free activity and sport.