Jacob Capin Receives $1.9 Million High-Risk, High Reward Research Grant 

Findings from “Life After Sport: Prior Injury and Sedentary Behavior as Mechanisms of Later Poor Health,” will inform health care providers as they rehabilitate, counsel, and educate athletes for lasting health. The long-term goal of Capin’s research program is to decrease chronic disease in mid-life and to enhance healthspans.

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Jena Heck (Research Technician) became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy

Posted 08/01/2022

Jena Heck recently became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, joining a prestigious group of approximately 3,000 clinicians who have achieved this honor since its inception in 1987. Achieving Board-Certification in Sports Physical Therapy requires completing an accredited residency program or acquiring 2,000 hours practicing as a physical therapist (PT) in a sports setting, and passing the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Physical Therapy Sports Certification Exam. Jena completed her Sports Physical Therapy Residency in 2021 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and took the Sports Certification Exam in Spring 2022. In July 2022, she was notified that she passed, becoming a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. 

Posted 08/01/2022

Lindsey Mirkes, a 2017 De Pere High School graduate, can now call herself a BIG EAST Conference outdoor high jump champion. With a personal-best jump of 1.8 meters (5 feet, 11.75 inches), Mirkes, a recent Marquette University graduate, won the conference title May 15 in Geneva, Ohio.

“I was much calmer and more focused this year,” Mirkes said. “It was the best jump I’ve ever had. I went clean over the bar.”

Mirkes recorded her winning jump on her first attempt.

Posted 08/01/2022

Zebadiah Boos set a new school record, in addition to capturing a new personal record. Boos dominated the men's field events in Helena, setting a new school and personal record, qualifying for nationals, and capturing first place in the hammer, in addition to a pair of runner-up finishes in the shot put and the discus. Boos chucked a monstrous toss of 50.62 meters to win the hammer throw and surpass his previous personal record by 1.36 meters (49.26m) […]

Our Student Research Technician - Taylor Wolf Named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Year

Posted 11/24/2021

Wolf sits second in all of NCAA Division I volleyball with seven triple-doubles on the year and is among the BIG EAST's leaders in hitting percentage (eighth, .311), kills (10th, 2.89/set), assists (11th, 5.42/set), service aces (31 total aces), and digs (2.70/set). The graduate student rarely leaves the court, serving as both a right side hitter and setter in MU's 6-2 offense, and was a two-time Horizon League Player of the Year during her time at Green Bay. 

Additional Article posted 11/26/2021

Posted 11/08/2021

More than 8 million amateur athletes in the U.S. compete in sports every year. As a former college basketball player, Dr. Jacob Capin knows firsthand the difficulties these athletes face when their competitive careers come to an end [...]

Congratulations to Past AOPT Funding Recipient, Jacob J. Capin, PT, DPT One of 13 NIH Director's Early Independence Award Recipients

Posted 11/05/2021

Jacob J. Capin, PT, DPT, PhD, MS, was recently recognized as a 2021 NIH Director’s Early Independence Awardee. Dr. Capin is one of only 13 recipients this year and, to our knowledge, the first physical therapist to receive the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award [...]

Posted 10/05/2021

Capin graduated from Christopher Newport in 2012, and recently joined the Marquette faculty in September after two years of post-doctoral research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He received a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014 and his Ph.D. in biomechanics and movement science in 2019 from the University of Delaware.

Posted 10/05/2021

Findings from “Life After Sport: Prior Injury and Sedentary Behavior as Mechanisms of Later Poor Health,” will inform health care providers as they rehabilitate, counsel, and educate athletes for lasting health. The long-term goal of Capin’s research program is to decrease chronic disease in mid-life and to enhance healthspans.