Dr Ben McChesney – (Osteopath)
BSc. B.App. Sc. (Osteopathy), MSc. Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation, MAOA, FAFS
Ben McChesney is the founder of Balance Osteopathy. As an Australian trained Osteopath (RMIT 2002) with over 15 years experience, his past experiences within progressive, movement oriented, multidisciplinary clinics fostered a desire to custom a similar progressive space in Melbourne, Australia.
This is why at Balance Osteopathy, the treatment space deliberately enables seamless transition between functional movement assessment in an open space to hands-on table based osteopathic assessment and treatment. This allows us to tailor both assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to the needs of the individual being treated.
We don’t just treat problems (e.g. shoulder pain), we treat people, and every person has specific movement goals (desk worker, versus demands of tennis), family demands, background stress, nutritional context, sleep, training demands, and recovery meaning the assessment must be tailored with this in mind if it is to be effective. Furthermore, the clinic has a collaborative multi-displinary team approach to best serve the needs of these people.
Ben has 15 + years experience including 6 years spent in London, working with many clients and athletes at Pure Sports Medicine, Harrods occupational health department and other clinics. He completed an MSc in sport and exercise rehabilitation at St Mary’s University (Twickenham, 2010), and worked as part of an internship program within premiership league Fulham Football Club.
A diploma of Applied Functional Science followed in 2010, learning functional assessment and rehabilitation approaches from Gary Gray and Dr David Tiberio in Michigan, USA. Ben lectured in several UK based Osteopathic institutions on the topics of integrating functional biomechanics, assessment and rehabilitation with Osteopathy and now continues to lecture at Victoria University.
Ben enjoys applying this knowledge to help get people out of discomfort and moving better. His aim with treatment is to create an individualised rehabilitation approach for the person, of any age or ability, relative to their goals whether it be doing a bit of gardening, walking, or getting back to enjoying a loved sport or activity.
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Ben McChesney ‘s Prior Studies and experience:
2015 Victoria University, Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (GCTE)
2014 Gray Institute: Nike Golf Performance Specialist (NG360)
2013 Gray Institute: Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS)
2013 Australian Strength & Conditioning Coach Level 2 (ASCA)
2012 Current Lecturer Victoria University Ergonomics, Exercise Rehabilitation, Clinic Tutor
2012 Elite Performance: Introduction to Strength & Conditioning
2012 Institute of Classical Osteopathy, Dorking UK: Introductory Course
2011 Michael Kane, London: Functional Orthoses
2010 Gray Institute, USA: Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS)
2009-2010 St Mary’s University, London: Masters in Sport & Exercise Rehabilitation (MSc)
2009-2010 Internship Fulham Football Club
2009 Gray Institute, London: Chain Reaction
2009 Faktr, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
2009 Dr A. Campbell, London, Dry Needling
2008 Pegasus, London: Orthoses Prescription
2008-2012 London, Pure Sports Medicine
2008-2012 London, Harrods Occupational Health Department
2006-2011 Lecturing at British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM)
2006 HealthResponse UK: DSE assessment, Manual Handling Training, Ergonomic Assessment
1998-2002 RMIT, Melbourne, (Osteopathy)
Ben McChesney’s Scheduled Hours
Tuesdays 8.00am – 7.30pm
Wednesdays 9.00am – 6.30pm
Thursdays 8.00am – 7.30pm
Fridays 9.00am – 12.00pm