Ben earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. Years earlier, he had earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Oregon State University. In-between his education, he became a Certified Exercise Physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine which allowed him to specialize in corrective exercises and work as a Personal Trainer.
Initially Ben studied civil engineering at Oregon State, but soon found human body movement to be much more interesting. Over time his curiosity of the human body grew, and he soon wanted to expand his knowledge past how the body moved and into how the body worked and healed. Around this same time, his father developed ALS and went to physical therapy where Ben got to see firsthand the benefits and joy it could bring someone and their loved ones. Ben was driven to pursue a career in physical therapy to be able to pass along what he had seen happen with his father.
Since becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Ben has focused on providing the best patient-centered care possible. His future aspirations include completing a residency in orthopedics, as well as continued education to further his understanding of movement analysis and utilizing that knowledge to promote faster healing and return to activity. Ben values keeping up with the latest research to continue to provide his patients with the highest level of care.
When Ben isn’t working, running errands, or performing chores he enjoys cooking, reading, going to events around Portland, streaming shows/movies, hiking, and trying to rest when possible.