Ben Anderson, PT, DPT, MA
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
"If patients are willing to work with physical therapy, even when they do not feel optimal, I can help them improve their ability to function independently."
- Ben Anderson
- Doctorate, Physical Therapy – Georgia State University, Atlanta
- MA, Teaching – Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois
- BS, Exercise – Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
- Licensed Physical Therapist
Practicing Since: 2012
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Physical Therapist Ben Anderson values taking his time with his patients.
“At CTCA, I have the time to fully assess the needs of patients and implement a plan to help them achieve their personal goals,” says Anderson. Time with patients also enables him to include family members in the healing process, “so they can participate in achieving the personal goals set by the patient,” he says.
As an undergraduate, Anderson studied exercise science, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in 1998 from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. After graduating, the New York Giants selected Anderson as a free agent quarterback, but he was released prior to the season beginning.
In 2002, he completed a Master of Arts degree in teaching from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. For several years he served as a professor at Olivet Nazarene University, where he also coached football. Later, he brought his teaching and coaching skills to high school students in Newnan, Georgia.
In 2010, Anderson returned to his own education, obtaining a doctorate degree in physical therapy at Georgia State University in Atlanta in 2012. As part of this training, he completed clinical rotations in the outpatient and acute care physical therapy departments at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Southern Regional Hospital, all of which are in Georgia. Prior to joining CTCA in 2013, Anderson was an acute care physical therapist.
At CTCA, Anderson assists patients in improving their strength, flexibility and endurance through daily exercises. Anderson recognizes the need for independence that patients undergoing treatment crave. Anderson's goal is to help patients improve their functional status.
“If patients are willing to work with physical therapy, even when they do not feel optimal, I can help them improve their ability to function independently,” he says.
Anderson helps guide patients back to strong, independent living by teaching them to be efficient with their movements and developing techniques to both maximize function while minimizing overexertion.