Originally from Newcastle, Ben has been in the New York City Health and Wellness industry since 2009 working as a Massage Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Personal Trainer and Movement Specialist in a range of clinics and multidisciplinary facilities. Ben has worked with a number of patient populations and athletes ranging from the NFL to the UFC, MLS to MLB, Olympians and the everyday athlete.
Ben obtained his Diploma of Health Sciences (Massage Therapy) at the TAFE institute of Newcastle and completed his Bachelors of Education and Health and Physical Education at the University of Newcastle. After teaching Physical Education in secondary colleges for 2 years in the UK, Ben moved to NYC to work more specifically in clinical rehabilitative care. Ben’s first post was at Dasha Wellness Chiropractic clinic as a massage therapist for two years then moving to the USATC (United States Athletic Training Centre) for 5 years where as well as Massage Therapy he guided patients through functional and corrective exercise. This provided Ben with a huge and diverse variety of conditions, populations and abilities. From postoperative patients to high functioning athletes.
Ben’s mission is to educate, enlighten and empower others to move well, feel well and be well. Through a combination of trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, active release technique and PNF stretching Ben aims to alleviate pain and achieve correct joint and tissue functionality.
My main focus is:
Q.What are your core beliefs about wellness and health??
That the body in its optimal alignment is self healing. Understanding our own specific physical demands allows us to find our own optimal alignment. Not one shoe fits all.
Q.What key health lessons do you like to impart to patients??
That repetition is the blueprint for failure, variation is key.
Q.What do you enjoy about your job??
Working with people to solve problems. I’m a Sherpa – not a healer, the body does that pretty well by itself, only sometimes it needs a guide.
Q.What are your extracurricular passions??
Anything to do with the beach, re-exploring Newcastle, huge appreciation for architecture and design.