We provide

Injury Assessment / Diagnosis

Exercise Prescription

Taping / Bracing

Manual Therapy

Cycling Analysis / Bike Fitting
@CycleDynamics.physio

Ben Ward

APA Sports Physiotherapist

Qualifications

Physiotherapy

Master of Physiotherapy (Sports)
University of Queensland, 2009

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours Class I)
University of Queensland, 2005

Coaching Accreditation

Level 2 Road and Track Cycling
National Coaching Accreditation Scheme, 2009

Bio

Ben is a graduate of the University of Queensland where he has completed both undergraduate and post-graduate training as a physiotherapist. Over the years he has worked exclusively in private practice managing a wide variety of sports and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

Clinically he has a special interest in the management of overuse injuries in endurance athletes as well as cycling analysis and bike fitting. The latter services are provided under another business name, Cycle Dynamics, which he founded in 2007. His experience in cycling/bike fitting has lead him to undertake a PhD at the University of Queensland and Queensland Academy of Sport, investigating the relationship of certain aspects of bicycle design/configuration with injury and performance. Work on this is currently ongoing.

Since 2012, Ben has also periodically worked for the University of Queensland as a clinical educator within the Master of Physiotherapy (Sports) program. In this role he provides tutoring and supervision of physiotherapists undertaking post-graduate training in Sports Physiotherapy during their clinical rotations.

As a Sports Physiotherapist Ben has an obvious personal interest in sport and physical activity. Over the years he has personally participated in cricket, rowing, athletics (middle-distance running), cross-country and road/track cycling. These days his primary interest is road cycling in which he participates on both a recreational and competitive basis. For injury prevention and general health reasons he also regularly undertakes resistance training. He also enjoys running and swimming on occasion for some variety in his aerobic exercise program.

Treatment Philosophy

Working with patients to help them to take control of their condition and rehabilitation is my passion.

I believe in taking a holistic and active approach to injury management and prevention; minimising reliance on passive treatment modalities whilst taking in account each patient’s unique preferences, needs and goals. This begins with taking the time to take a thorough history and listen to the patient as they tell their story at the initial assessment.