Hello, my name is Ben Shatto! I am a physical therapist and entrepreneur. With the cost of healthcare on the rise, I help proactive adults of all ages to understand how to safely self-treat and manage common musculoskeletal, neurological, and mobility related conditions in a timely manner so they can reach their optimal health.
I was born and raised in Idaho, USA. My professional education includes an Associate of Arts degree from Lake Tahoe Community College in Natural Science; a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a minor in Gerontology from Boise State University; a Master of Physical Therapy Degree and a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree, both from Idaho State University. I am a board certified Orthopaedic Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Associations (NSCA).
My physical therapy practice is primarily dedicated to helping clients learn how to self-treat orthopaedic conditions and how to manage chronic health issues. I work with people of all ages and abilities ranging from office workers to runners, CrossFitters, to those with fibromyalgia or severe arthritis. My passion is to empower people with education, guidance, and motivation, so that they may achieve optimal health.
I am the director of operations for MultiCare Home Health & Personal Care Services. I assist in caring for and directing the care of individuals, who are either temporarily or permanently home bound, to recover from surgery, illness, and debilitation.
In addition, I am a care management consultant. I help clients as they navigate an overly complex health care system that is designed more to maximize profits than good health. My goal is to insure clients receive the best possible care from his/her clinicians.
I have always enjoyed participating in athletics and sporting activities. I have spent most of my adolescence and adulthood participating in martial arts, including Tang So Do, Ninjutsu, Dan Zan Ryu Jujistu, and Gracie Brazilian jujitsu. I have spent most of my life as an avid outdoors man and continue to participate in the outdoors in Idaho’s beautiful back country.
I run recreationally and occasionally compete (as time allows) in races ranging from the 10k to the marathon. I am always experimenting with different training protocols and training methods. I also regularly participate in CrossFit and weightlifting.
My most favorite activity is to spend my free time with my beautiful wife, Alana (who serves as editor and web designer), and our amazing daughter, Alexis.
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