MARCO CRESCENZI PT, PHYSIOTHERAPIST
After completing a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Marco graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2013.
Marco’s main interest lies in concussion rehabilitation. Marco can empathize with individuals struggling with this condition, having had multiple concussions while growing up playing sports. This has led him to complete several courses specifically focused on the latest research and treatment strategies for mild traumatic brain injuries. In addition to his concussion training, Marco has also completed his advanced level vestibular training to treat conditions such as vertigo and dizziness. He is also a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner recognized by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and is certified in Functional Dry Needling by Kinetacore. Marco takes part in athletic therapy training and dedicates his time to treat and train semi-professional sport teams, such as the Westshore Rebels junior football team.
Marco has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Orthopaedic and Sports Divisions since 2011. His physiotherapy practice focuses on the body as a whole. He demonstrates this by utilizing manual therapy and exercise prescription to correct and resolve muscle imbalances that lead to musculoskeletal injury and impairments, which alternatively can also lead to enhancements in performance. He also uses acupuncture and dry needling, taping and other modalities to help patients achieve their goals.
Marco’s goal with each patient is to educate them on their condition and their causes. By doing so he can empower his patients to take an active role in their rehabilitation process. He is a firm believer that an active treatment plan is the key to a successful recovery. Furthermore, he is actively pursuing a wide range of post-graduate education courses to further his knowledge and clinical skills in manual therapy, exercise prescription, postural correction/re-alignment, and the treatment of various musculoskeletal impairments.
To keep active himself, Marco currently participates in strength training, road cycling, snowboarding, hiking, and the occasional round of golf. Marco is no stranger to competitive sports; hockey and lacrosse were his primary sports growing up. He played for the AAA Toronto Redwings, and the Mimico Mountaineers. Additional hobbies that capture Marco’s interest include photography and writing music.