Team Members

Ben Murphy
Registered Physiotherapist

Ben began his education studying Kinesiology at Brock University, a program from which he graduated with Honours in 2012. During that time he worked at the Niagara Orthopaedic Institute (Niagara) getting experience as a physiotherapy assisstant.

He then studied at Bond University in Queensland, Australia, completing his Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) degree. While studying, Ben completed research surrounding patient outcomes in physiotherapy-led orthopaedic triage, in the hospital setting.

Upon completion of his physiotheapy degree, Ben worked in private practice in Queensland, Australia. He has recently moved home to Ontario, Canada, to open the Niagara Orthopaedic Institute Hamilton (NOI Hamilton), founded in March, 2018.

Ben has taken multiple post-graduate courses in manual therapy and adjunct therapies, some of which include acupuncture and dry needling, kinesio and rock taping, mat-work and reformer based pilates and Neurokinetic therapy. He is active in the trail and road running community, and treating running related injuries contines to be one of his special interests.

Kristen Beaupre
Business Administor and Front Desk Manager

Kristen has been with the Niagara Orthopaedic Institute Hamilton since its openining in 2018. She graduated from Niagara College in 2012, and has recently completed level 3 and 4 Personal Training certificates. She has also completed diplomas in health, fitness and nutrition, and enjoys living a healthy, active lifestyle. Kristens previous work experience includes administrative and management roles with many growing companies, and she is excited to be joining NOI Hamilton to utilize her skills.  

Jennifer Augstman
Registered Massage Therapist


Jennifer completed her Kinesiology degree in 2008 and has been registered as a Massage Therapist since 2009. She has built a practice working with a diverse population including athletes, everyday people, those with chronic disease and illness, children and everything in between. She provides deep tissue massage, sports massage, athletic taping and enjoys educating her patients on ways to take control of their well-being. Jennifer is in the process of finishing a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and looks forward to adding that into her practice.


Being physically active is a very important part of Jennifer’s life. She has played soccer most of her life, as well as dancing, yoga and now rock-climbing. If you don’t see her in the clinic, it’s probably because she’s on a plane travelling!

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