Physiotherapists in Vaughan Our Team at Sporting Edge Physiotherapy
Marco Visconti (BSc Hons, MSc PT, CIDN) received his Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Kinesiology from York University and his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Marco has also completed postgraduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture and intramuscular stimulation, neuromobilization, and McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Marco is also an integrated dry needling practitioner and is currently working towards a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy.
Marco treats a diverse group of patients of all ages and various fitness levels. He treats patients with motor-vehicle accident induced injuries, repetitive strain injuries, spinal injuries, sports injuries, and post-surgery injuries. Marco’s Kinesiology training gives him a very strong personal training and fitness background which helps him rehabilitate his patients using functional return-to-sport exercises. He also has extensive experience performing functional assessments to determine a patient’s ability to return to their daily routines at work and home.
Marco believes that combining progressive injury specific exercises with manual therapy and intramuscular acupuncture is the best combination to help his clients achieve their rehabilitation goals.
Matthew Wright (BSc Hons KIN, MSc PT, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT) graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science Kinesiology Honours degree and received a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. Matt has successfully achieved his Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT). In addition to this he is well on his way to credentialing in the Mckenzie Method of Diagnoses and Treatment. Matt also has advanced training in acupuncture. In addition to his physiotherapy credentials, Matt is a certified Olympic Lifting club coach through the USAW.
Matt utilizes a combination of education, specific strength training, core conditioning, joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, exercise therapy, acupuncture, and neural mobilization techniques in treating an assortment of spinal dysfunction and upper and lower extremity injuries.
Matt works closely with his patients to develop effective treatment plans that are specific to their goals using biomechanical analysis and an extensive sporting background. His philosophy is not to remove you from the sport that you love, but to modify activity and exercise to get you back faster and better then before. He has a keen interest in baseball, hockey, and volleyball as well as their respective injuries having spent a majority of his life playing competitively in these sports. Matt is also an active member at Crossbones CrossFit and part of the Crossbones Health Alliance.
Marlene Luis(BPHE, MSc, MScPT) graduated from the University of Toronto and earned a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education with high honours, a Master of Exercise Science specializing in Motor Control/Motor Learning, and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Marlene has completed post graduate courses in manual therapy, soft tissue release, and temporomandibular joint disorders. Along with starting her acupuncture training, she is currently working towards a Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy.
Marlene has 10+ years of coaching experience in gymnastics and previously owned and managed a successful competitive gymnastics club. She is NCCP certified in Level 2 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Level 1 Trampoline, and Level 3 Theory. In addition, Marlene’s thesis specialized in the perception and control of spatial orientation during aerial skills. More specifically, she studied visual-vestibular interactions during high rotational head velocities and the ability to use visual feedback to control landing stability.
Marlene treats a variety of orthopaedic and sports related injuries with a special interest in artistic and acrobatic sports. She utilizes a combination of manual therapy and progressive exercise prescription in her treatment approach. As a coach, she is able to motivate and instruct; as a researcher, she is detail oriented and accurate; as a therapist, she is able to re-mediate and promote mobility. Marlene’s comprehensive training allows her to help her clients reach their full movement potential and achieve their goals.
Wenky Ma (PT, MScPT, BSc, CAFCI) completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University and her Bachelor of Science Honours Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. She is certified in acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada. She has also completed training in manual therapy, Kinesio Taping and the McKenzie method.
Wenky’s goals as a physiotherapist are to help her clients achieve and maintain health and wellness in their daily lives. She has a strong interest in orthopaedics and has worked in a variety of specialized clinical settings, including inpatient stroke, amputee and orthopaedic rehabilitation, as well as private practice. In all settings, she strives for a collaborative relationship with her clients in order to better suit their treatment and goals.
Wenky is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Ontario Physiotherapy Association, Orthopaedic division. She is aware of the importance of continuing education and continues to complete independent coursework. This includes furthering her training and credentials in manual therapy.
Marven Bani (BSc Hons, MSc PT) graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree specializing in Kinesiology. This allowed him to develop a passion and understanding behind the science of the human body. Marven then went on to complete his Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy at Queen’s University.
Marven has a strong basis in managing acute and chronic conditions, sport injuries, low back and neck pain, rotator cuff injuries, post-op surgery, functional rehabilitation; in addition to a variety of other musculoskeletal impairments. Marven utilizes a variety of treatment techniques in order to treat injuries. He has extensive experience and training with manual therapy, exercise prescription, acupuncture, therapeutic taping, Mackenzie method for diagnosis and treatment, specific manual stretching, soft tissues and myofascial release/massage, and cupping therapy.
Marven believes in empowering his patients with knowledge and ensures they understand their injury. He treats every client with an individualised treatment plan and develops goals that will optimise their recovery. He is eager to meet and help you get back to doing what you love. Not only does Marven have a passion in helping and treating patients, but he also enjoys playing soccer, basketball, going on hikes, exploring different cultures and food, and volunteering in the community.