marie holecek Saunders physical therapy

Marie W. Holecek, PT, MHS, ATC

Back and Neck Pain, General Orthopedics, Headache Treatment, Incontinence Treatment, Pelvic Health, Myofascial, Craniosacral and Visceral Treatment, Sports Medicine, Pelvic Pain

Clinic: Bloomington, St. Paul

Education: Winona State University, Bachelor of Science – Biology 1987

Mayo School of Health Related Sciences, Physical Therapy Program 1989

University of Indianapolis, Masters in Health Science 2002

Joined Saunders: 1992

Marie W. Holecek, PT, MHS, ATC

Marie is accepting new patients at this time.

Congratulations to Marie Holecek for Edina Sun Current readers’ “2015 Best Physical Therapist” award!

Marie joined Saunders Therapy Centers in 1992. She is a 1989 graduate of the Mayo Program and was the first graduate of Saunders Therapy Centers’ mentorship program. She completed her Master of Health Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2002.

Marie has a special interest in myofascial, craniosacral, visceral, and energy work with a holistic approach to chronic pain. She believes in empowering her patients to take an active role in the healing process. As part of treatment, patients receive education and will be encouraged to participate in self treatment, home exercise, and overall wellness.

Marie has taken most of her training through John Barnes PT, the Upledger Institute, and the Barral Institute. She also has had extensive professional education in pelvic health, and treats incontinence, pre/post-natal, and pelvic pain.

Marie has been a guest lecturer on the lumbar spine for the College of St. Catherine’s physical therapy program and has assisted in teaching several manual therapy courses around the country. She also has her certification in athletic training.

She loves to travel, play golf, spend time with family and friends, relax on a boat fishing or just taking in Vitamin D, and is a sports enthusiast. She and her husband are avid baseball fans following the Twins and her beloved Chicago Cubs.

Q&A with Marie

Why did you become a physical therapist?

Destiny! My mom said I walked into the house when I was 14 and said “I want to go into sports medicine and be a therapist”. She said, great, get good grades. I have been living the dream ever since. I feel like I’ve worked 10 years and it’s been more than 30. That’s when you know you’ve chose the right profession. Love what you do and you’ll feel like you’ve never worked a day in your life!

What can patients expect when they see you in the clinic?

My patients will be treated as a person not a diagnosis. I will perform a complete evaluation and treatment will be individualized to them and their physical and emotional exam findings. My patients will receive hands on treatment and be given home exercises that compliment in clinic treatment. I ask all my patients to be an active participant in the healing and recovery process.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

I am an avid sports fan and my favorite sport is baseball, especially, following my beloved Cubs and adopted Twins. My passions include traveling, playing golf, walking and hiking, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

What are your favorite ways of staying healthy?

Spending time out on the boat experiencing serenity on the water and taking in vitamin D. Also walking, a yoga practice, eating healthy, and connecting with people.

Where is your hometown?

Suburbs of the great city of Chicago! My kind of town!

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Prior to walking into the house at 14 with my declaration, it had been a PE teacher, professional softball player, and clown. I feel certain my parents were grateful I moved off the latter.

What is your favorite thing about living in Minnesota?

Spring, summer and fall! Winter is simply an interruption to all the things I love to do and I really don’t like to be cold!