B.App.Sci. (Physiotherapy), MCSP, MHPC
Post Grad Dip in Rehabilitation
Post Grad Dip in Sports Medicine
Post Grad Dip in MDT (McKenzie Therapy)
Ben embarked on his physiotherapy journey over 20 years ago when he enrolled at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. Subsequently, he ran a successful private practice in New Zealand for over 15 years, while also acting as the physiotherapist for a local rugby league club. During this time, he obtained further post graduate qualifications in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine and had the privilege of receiving training under the late Mr. Robin McKenzie while completing his postgraduate diploma in MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy). In addition, he was registered as a physiotherapy acupuncturist.
In 2005, he decided to move to UK to continue his next chapter of life and work. Working in a gym-based clinic, he learnt how to utilise different weight equipment and techniques to enhance rehabilitation and help elite athletes and sports people return to their personal best. During that time, he worked closely with top London surgeons in rehabilitating their patients.
In 2010, Ben travelled to Sydney and worked alongside renowned physiotherapist Josephine Key on her approach in treating movement dysfunctions.
In 2013, Ben returned to London and was appointed as a spinal specialist working in a physiotherapy specialisation clinic. He trained in a therapy based on applied kinaesiology, called NKT (Neurokinetic Therapy) which complements another therapy called AiM (Anatomy in Motion). These types of therapy allow Ben to go beyond just treating the local physical symptoms but rather to seek out the root of the presenting problem. Recurring conditions such as achilles tendinitis, recurrent groin and hamstrings strain, anterior knee pain, shin splint, shoulder tendinitis, etc can be effectively treated by these methods.
Ben is able to combine his traditional physiotherapy training with his latest knowledge of how the body works and acupuncture to solve most clinical puzzles.
Ben speaks fluent English and Chinese. In his spare time, he enjoys languages, travel and the arts.
Here are some of the techniques he uses:
"A brief note to register my thanks and appreciation for Mr Ben Lee whom I have now seen for 5 sessions of physiotherapy.
I have felt distinct improvement in the condition he is treating me for and my walk is much improved, enabling me to walk significant distances again without pain.
I recognise that he may not be able to fix the underlying problem which is an impacted nerve but he has certainly alleviated the huge discomfort, indeed pain, I have been experiencing and I am keen to continue under his care.
I understand that spine, nerve and muscle problems are not fixed overnight!
He has used acupuncture in my treatment and while this has been a first time for me, I am sure it has helped my progress significantly.
I also appreciate the fact that he explains what he is doing and how the treatment he delivers is intended to have its effect.
I am particularly grateful that he has been absolutely punctual in seeing me every time. Not an experience I have had in other settings, so I commend him for that."