2023 HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

Marek Siekanowicz

Marek Siekanowicz

Nominated For: HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Marek Siekanowicz is a registered physiotherapist who is currently the owner and Clinic Director of Advance Physiotherapy Clinic in Brampton, Ontario. Marek obtained his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science in 1987 from Poznan University in Poland. He practiced physiotherapy in Poland for 10 years, including at a paediatric centre for children who had sustained CP, TBI, and other neurological disorders. After immigrating to Canada in 1997, he worked as a Rehabilitation Coach with patients suffering from TBI while simultaneously preparing to obtain his physiotherapy license in Canada. He became a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2002 and afterwards provided physiotherapy services at Ontario physiotherapy clinics for several years prior to opening Advance Physiotherapy Clinic in 2006.

Marek has completed international certifications in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (N.D.T.-Bobath): Neurophysiotherapy and Baby Extension. Over his 25+ year career he has worked extensively with adult and paediatric clients who have sustained severe orthopaedic and/or neurological disorders and injuries, including TBI, ABI, CP, limb amputations and more, both MVA-related and non-MVA related. Marek’s primary specialty is in the field of neurophysiotherapy and he continues to further his education on brain injury rehabilitation through various workshops and conferences.

Marek is passionate about providing the best care and rehabilitation for his clients and their families who have undergone traumatic injuries and events. He strives to help improve their quality of life through giving physiotherapy treatment specific to their different rehabilitation needs, not only in a clinical setting but also through community-based rehabilitation, including aquatic physiotherapy and gym-exercise intervention. Marek is a strong advocate for his clients as they navigate life after brain injury, using his extensive knowledge after many years of training and experience and collaborating with other rehabilitation providers to maximize his clients’ recovery and wellness.

Outside of work Marek enjoys sports and leading an active lifestyle outdoors.

Marek’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mareksiekanowicz

42 Comments
  • Ellie Lapowich says:

    Marek is an excellent PT and all round lovely and caring person. He is consistently client centered in his approach, and always demonstrates compassion and respect for his clients. Marek is a team player, and freely and willingly collaborates with other rehab providers, with the goal of moving clients forward and helping them to progress as best as possible. This is such a well deserved nomination!

  • Dave pollard says:

    Congrats on such a prestigious award so well deserved. Your care and genuine concern for your patients and expertise in this field is remarkable I am so glad I have chosen your clinic. Now it confirms how I thought about you and your team from day one.
    Goes to show you your talents do get noticed, cheers to you and thank you.

  • Stanley Wachnik says:

    I have been to Advance Physiotherapy numerous times for many different injuries and am always amazed by the kindness and professionalism provided. Marek is extremely knowledgeable but also takes the time to explain things to me in an a way that makes it easy for me to take the steps necessary to get better. Always helpful and always welcoming, Marek is a perfect candidate for this award!

  • Harry Bath says:

    One of the best Physiotherapists’ in the GTA. extremely knowledgeable, Hard working & compassionate are few words to describe Mr. Marek Siekanowicz. I wish him all the best.

  • Ana Spano says:

    Wow! What a prestigious award to be nominated for and so well deserved! I have known Marek for quite a few years and know of his excellence first hand (sharing clients, and I too have benefited from his treatment as a patient). Marek holds extensive certifications in his field but what stands out most is his exceptional dedication and devotion to his clients. His compassion, extensive experience and unique approach when dealing with Catastrophic cases and brain injuries only serve of great value to his clients when navigating through some challenging circumstances–the evidence of his excellent and knowledgeable approach are the countless success stories under his belt. Marek is truly an asset to his field, to his patients, colleagues, and staff. Congratulations, on a well deserved nomination!

  • angie cunningham says:

    Congrats Marek! You are top notch and so glad you have received this recognition!

  • Anonymous says:

    Marerk is an amazing physiotherapist and all around great person! His clinic, Advance Physiotherapy, provides amazing, client focused service and Marek truly gets to his know all of his clients and everyone else in the rehab community. It has been a pleasure working alongside and getting to know Marek for many years and I am thrilled to see him getting the recognition he deserves!

  • Monika Polakowska says:

    Marek you are a passionate PT and a very caring human being. Well deserved achievement for all the heart and soul you put into your work! I am very grateful for having had you as my first mentor in the rehab world.

  • Meagan Buttle says:

    Congratulation Marek! A very well deserved nomination! Proud to be included in this group alongside you 🙂

    Your passion for ABI rehab, and the team you have built at Advance is inspiring!

  • Jeff Grabowski says:

    Marek has been a great help in time of need. His advices are simple and accurate. I would not hesitate to recommend him as an experienced and professional physiotherapist. He is an expert what he does. His staff is friendly and dedicated to their work. Marek understands the pain his patients experience and he works with them for the best results.

  • Piotr Wisniewski says:

    “You were my strength when I was weak”…
    After having open heart surgery in March 2023, I had difficulty walking and moving. When contacting Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic, Marek visited me at my home and helped me with multiple exercises that would improve my mobility. Now, 4 months after the surgery I am feeling better than ever.
    Thank you Marek for your wonderful help and knowledge. I hope you will receive the “Health Care Provider of the Year” Award.
    Thank you and Good Luck!

  • Urich Brown says:

    This clinic is the best in Brampton! Marek and his team show expertise and compassion. They want to see you recover and their motivation is infectious. I cannot think of a better place to recover.

  • Kindrey Rowland says:

    Congratulations Marek!
    It is always a great pleasure to work with Marek. His clients have the highest praise for his compassion, clear communication and outcomes! A very well deserved nomination!

  • Balaji says:

    Congratulations Marek!
    ?It was always a great pleasure to work with you. Balaji has come a long way and only because of you he is still active and making progress ? thank you. You r the best in Brampton ?

  • Michael Cordeiro says:

    Great at his job. Super kind man and he really has his patients best interest at heart. He’s willing to do what it takes to make sure you get the correct treatment and representation you need. He definitely deserves to win as he is an excellent representative of this profession.

  • Barbara Szczerba says:

    I have a pleasure to work with Marek Siekanowicz in his clinic few years ago . He taught me a lot ! He is very passionate about his work and he truly cares about his patients. Marek is always happy to help , I know I can call him and ask him for advice and he will answer all my questions! He truly deserves for this recognition!

  • Greg Szczerba says:

    Marek was one of my first teacher in physiotherapy field and I think I was very lucky he shared his knowledge with me which help me to become better Physiotherapist. He cares about his patients and spends extra time and effort with everyone who is under his care. I’m very happy that he got this recognition. He truly deserves it!!!

  • Oliver Durson says:

    Marek is an excellent therapist. He is the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He is very knowledgeable and caring. Congratulations Marek!!! You deserve this award. ?

  • Mamen George says:

    I have known Marek for 9 years. Not only he is am astute professional, he is a philanthropist, community development enthusiast and mentor. He has excelled in creating a team of best rehab professionals in the business serving Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga and Halton areas. He has also provided employment to several aspiring rehab students and mentored them to success. A God fearing man who continues to pour out his love to the communities he serves. So proud to have availed of his service and also to know him as a friend.

  • Abdur R. Nasir says:

    Congratulations, on such a prestigious award. Your care and genuine concern for your patients and expertise in this field is remarkable. I am glad that I have chosen your clinic. Well deserved ?

  • Marta Serdynska says:

    Advance Physiotherapy Clinic is the best because Marek and his team. I always felt there like family not just a client.
    Congratulations Marek

  • Manu Garcha says:

    Marek is one of a kind and has been so great in assisting with my father’s recovery. Very knowledgeable and caring, could not have asked for a better physiotherapist. Congratulations Marek!

  • Ashvinder says:

    Marek has been so great with my recovery, he is extremely professional and really cares for his patients. Thank you Marek for always providing the best therapy

  • Jacqueline Farrugia says:

    Advance Physiotherapy Clinic is absolutely amazing thanks to Marek and his wonderful team!!! Physiotherapy was such a significant part of my rehabilitation process and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to experience that as Marek’s patient. His extensive knowledge allowed for me to better understand the importance of every exercise he had me doing. In addition to this, Marek is a very caring individual and it was an absolute pleasure to be treated by him!

  • Irena Kiczuk says:

    Well deserved nomination. Marek is very professional knowledgeable physiotherapist.
    My daughter Patricia has been his patient for more than 20 years because Marek has experience in treating children with Cerebral Palsy. He is full of compassion, always going extra step to accommodate my daughter needs. Marek helped my daughter achieved her maximum potential. Many times he recommended certain equipment, braces to help her with her exercises. Besides, he always have words of encouragement, welcoming us with smile. My daughter loves to come to the clinic and do her regular exercises with Marek.
    No to mention my husband and I are Marek clients too.

  • Matthew Maron says:

    Marek Siekanowicz is an exceptional physiotherapist with a wealth of experience. His dedication to providing personalized care and his deep understanding of the human body make him a standout professional in the field. I highly recommend Marek for his expertise in promoting recovery and enhancing overall well-being.

  • Colleen Boyce says:

    Congratulations Marek on this nomination and recognition within the brain injury community. You are an excellent Physiotherapist and your compassion, expertise and experience set you apart. Well done!

  • Nicole Galeotalanza says:

    Congratulations Marek! This is a well-deserved nomination. You are an excellent PT and client advocate. It is always a pleasure working with you and your amazing team. 🙂

  • John Pueda says:

    Marek Siekanowicz is truly deserving of the title Health Care Provider of the Year. I personally witnessed his transformative impact as he guided me through the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident; from the early stages of barely being able to walk, Marek’s expertise shone through as he tailored treatments to my unique rehabilitation needs. Marek is an amazing PT and it is always a pleasure to work with him and his team.

  • Nimeaga Shanmugaraj says:

    Marek Siekanowicz truly deserves this award! He is dedicated and committed Physiotherapist to his patients. When the doctors told me nothing was wrong he asked me to get an MRI done, and once completed it truly uncovered the extent of my injuries. He is knowledgeable, knows what he is doing and overall I recovered from an injury I thought was always going to follow me through life. Thank you so much Marek, you amazing team, knowledge and care for your patients truly made a significant difference in my life.

  • Rachel Greenwood says:

    I am so happy to see you being recognized in this category, Marek! So well deserved!

  • Nakema Walker says:

    Thank you Marek for always being that friendly smile in the room…Every team meeting, every tournament, every conference, every event lol. You are truly deserving on this nomination!! I’ve had the pleasure of working under your direction, and alongside you. Your level of passion and dedication is absolutely worth this nomination.

  • Courtney says:

    Congrats on the nomination Marek! We have worked alongside you for so many years and watched how you support and encourage all of your clients. It is a pleasure to be on any team with you and wish you the best of luck!

  • Savannah Chorney says:

    Marek is the best. He sincerely cares about his clients. He has my vote!

  • Victoria Sweetman says:

    Congratulations on your nomination, Marek.

  • Milan Unarket says:

    Marek is an excellent PT, and is loved by his clients and well respected by his peers. Congratulations on the nomination Marek

    Looking forward to continuing working with you in the future.

  • Ellen says:

    Congratulations Marek on this well deserved nomination. It is always a pleasure collaborating with you and your team. You have helped so many recover from injuries and made a significant difference for them. Looking forward to many more years of collaborating with you.

  • Maureen Palmer says:

    Congratulations Marek on this well-deserved nomination! You have made such a positive difference in the lives of so many clients in the Brin Injury community!! Good luck!

  • Maxine Fyffe-Roberts says:

    Congratulations Marek!! It is always wonderful working with you. Your dedication to getting the best results for your clients is outstanding. This is certainly a well-deserved nomination!!

  • Kyle Whaley says:

    Congratulations Marek! Your passion for your profession and craft is amazing! Good luck my friend!

  • Ola Francis says:

    Congratulations Marek! Working under your direction left a lasting impression on me! Seeing your dedication, compassion, integrity, and knowledge first hand, this nomination is so well deserved!

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