Ben MacDonald

Ben MacDonald, Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist

Ben was born and raised in Red Deer, where he completed a Fitness & Health Promotion Diploma from Red Deer College before obtaining his Bachelor of Physical Education with a Major in Sport Performance from the University of Alberta. Ben worked for a number of years in Edmonton before moving to the west coast to complete his Master of Physical Therapy at UBC. He spent time working in both private and public practice in Vancouver before returning to Central Alberta. He is pursuing a Diploma in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, having currently obtained his Orthopaedic Division Level 2 certifications. He is a fully qualified McKenzie MDT, Mulligan and IMS practitioner.

Growing up, Ben played just about every sport under the sun and as one of the more injury-prone kids he subsequently found himself spending a lot of time at the physiotherapy clinic. This sparked an early passion for the importance of proper movement mechanics, injury recovery, and the healing power of movement. He has experience working with diverse patient populations, including elite and recreational athletes, pre- and post- surgical patients, geriatrics, and paediatrics. His previous experience as a group fitness instructor and performance trainer, teaching everything from spin class to kettlebell boot camps, allows him to tailor unique rehabilitation programs to his patients regardless of their current fitness level. Ben believes in providing focused, evidence-based therapy that will empower his patients to achieve their health and performance goals and is humbled every day that he gets to be a part of getting somebody back to doing what they love to do.

Outside of the clinic, Ben can still be found playing various sports like ice hockey (keeping that NHL dream alive), beach volleyball, golfing, snowboarding, tennis, cycling and surfing (when he’s near the ocean)!

Ben joined the Collegiate team in July 2018.