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Ben Wobker
PT, MSPT, CSCS

 

Ben grew up in the Lake Washington area where he attended Lake Washington High School. He received a bachelors Ben Snow Shoedegree in psychology from the University of Montana in Missoula. Enjoying the Northern Rockies and a thirst for recreation Ben finished graduate school at Montana, receiving a Masters of Science and Physical Therapy (MSPT). Since graduation Ben has attended numerous continuing education courses with his focus being orthopedic and sports injuries. Ben also received his Strength and Conditioning Certification (CSCS) from the NSCA.

 

After numerous football, basketball, and track injuries Ben decided physical therapy would be the career for him. He began volunteering at the Lake Washington Sports Clinic in 1992 under the expertise of Ken Roll. Ben volunteered for thousands of hours at local clinics and hospitals in Seattle area and Missoula. After finishing his clinical rounds at Overlake Hospital and Evergreen Hospital Ben completed his final internship at the clinic where he had begun 8 years earlier. He began his paid career working at Healthsouth in Lake Washington in 2000. This was an excellent place to learn from experienced therapists and work with professional athletes. Ben also provided therapyBen Wobker RHS Track at Sahalee Country Club as a golf PT on his days off, which allowed the opportunity to work with some of the most serious golfers and golfers with serious problems. Upon the return to Lake Washington in 2000, Ben immediately got involved with his alma madre Lake Washington High School. Volunteering at the high school Ben has been a trainer for all sports and coached football and track.

 

Ben Wobker RHS QBBen's clinical approach is hands on and includes a strong emphasis on therapeutic exercise. His goal is to have every patient leave his care more knowledgeable and with dynamic tools they can fall back on. His patient load is primarily orthopedics specifically athletes and recreation enthusiasts.

 

Staying up to date with current research and with continuing education is a passion of Ben's. He is a student as well as a teacher. Ben works as a clinical instructor for graduating physical therapy doctors from regional universities and as an advisor for local high school seniors. He has mentored over 10 doctorate physical therapists, 30 college interns, and over 20 high school interns. Ben also works as a local professional advisor for the culminating projects at Lake Washington High School, East Lake High School, and Cedar Crest High School.

Ben's professional passion is with core stability, biomechanics, and runners. He sees many running enthusiasts that are working towards an easy 5K fun run as well as those that are training for New York or Boston. He has put on several speed and agility camps and participated in the training of college as well as professional runners. Ben speaks routinely at several of the local running stores and high schools. With his athletic background Ben has been fortunate enough to work with athletes from all sports as well as athletes from all major professional leagues.

 

His other interests include snowboarding (instructing), hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, concerts, golf, photography, and jogging. Currently Ben is training for the Seattle Rock'n Roll 1/2 Marathon and raising a rescue puppy by the name of Navin. Navin serves as some comic relief for the staff and will later be put into duty at local nursing homes and elementary schools as a therapy dog.


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