We are incredibly fortunate to have a diverse, well-rounded, highly knowledgeable and expertly trained staff here at the Marquette University Physical Therapy Clinic. Our physical therapists are all graduates of top physical therapy programs and have done extensive postgraduate training. Our staff greatly value their roles not only as clinicians, but clinical instructors and educators to the many Marquette physical therapy students who spend time in the clinic. We are privileged to be able to provide one-on-one, evidenced-based, expert care to the Marquette and greater Milwaukee communities.
The benefit of treatment at Marquette University
Being a part of an academic institution and affiliated with one of the top-ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy programs (3rd by StartClass.com and 12th by U.S. News & World Report). Our clinicians and student interns are up-to-date on best practice, evidenced-based care and emerging research in the world of physical therapy. Our therapists also have access to award-winning researchers and educators throughout the College of Health Sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Because of this, we are able to provide expert care to all of our patients.
Jeffrey Wilkens, PT, DPT, OCS
Jeff is the clinic director of the Marquette Physical Therapy Clinic. Jeff manages our clinic and a patient caseload. He graduated from the Marquette University Physical Therapy program, receiving his Master's degree in 1999. He received his transitional DPT from EIM in 2015. Jeff teaches courses in the Marquette Physical Therapy program including PT Evaluation, Tests and Measures. Jeff uses his expertise to treat a variety of injuries. He enjoys working with runners, leg injuries and shoulder patients.
Susana Arciga, PT, OCS, CFMT
Susana approaches treatment with a very hands-on style in exercise instruction, postural correction and education. She loves to empower her patients with exercise programs that are suitable and realistic, providing tools to help them self-manage when they are outside of physical therapy or done with treatment. Susana appreciates the variety of patients she sees and loves focusing on their individual goals. Susana is able to provide differing care based on patient needs. She is currently splitting her time between the Marquette University PT Clinic and Ignace.
Albojay Deacon, PT, DPT, OCS
Albojay uses an all-inclusive treatment style by looking at the whole body as a system. Due to this interest, Albojay enjoys treating low back pain because of the multiple joint interactions. He loves being in the university environment and every day getting to meet another extraordinary person whether it’s faculty, students or someone from the Milwaukee community. He also has advanced training in trigger point dry needling. A quality that makes Albojay great at what he does is his ability to provide patients with a detailed explanation of their condition.
Brent Bode, MPT, OCS,CFMT
Brent graduated with his Masters of Physical Therapy from UW-Madison in 2007, after earning his bachelor's degree in physiology from Marquette University. Brent loves to educate his patients about their bodies incorporating the most current research. His advanced training in manual therapy including dry needling and efficient movement strategies is effective with all types of athletic injuries and other musculoskeletal dysfunction. He has advanced certification in treating individuals who suffer from headaches, neck pain and TMD related issues. His interest in this area stems from the complexity of the body systems involved as well as the interdisciplinary interaction required to best serve this patient population.
Colleen Wilkens, MPT
Colleen graduated from Marquette University in 1999 with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy and is a special consultant to our clinic. She has advanced training in the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, women’s health for pre-natal, post-natal, bowel and bladder, prolapse, diastasis recti and pelvic pain issues. Colleen has special interest in sports medicine and the treatment of athletes, along with TMJ and vocal cord dysfunction. Appointments with Colleen are available by request but are limited.
Daniel Pinto, PT, D.P.T., PH.D., OCS, FAAOMPT
Daniel Pinto received a dual degree B.S. in Health Sciences and M.S. in Physical Therapy from Touro College (2002), completed orthopedic physical therapy residency training at the University of Wisconsin (2004), a transitional DPT (2007) and Fellowship training in Manual Physical Therapy at Regis University (2008). Daniel managed a physical therapy and wellness clinic for 3 years at the Regional Transportation District in Denver, CO where he saw first-hand the financial benefit to an organization focused on reducing health care costs through system-level changes including a combination of physical therapy and injury prevention. This motivated the pursuit of PhD training at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where his training focused on the economic analysis of rehabilitation strategies for individuals with hip and knee osteoarthritis (2012).
Maggie has been in charge of our billing department as our patient accounts lead since November 2016, but she has worked in the medical field for more than 10 years. In that time, she has primarily worked in private practices where her responsibilities ranged from scheduling to front-desk duties to insurance billing and collections. In our clinic, Maggie contacts insurance companies and communicates benefits to patients. She is the behind-the-scenes savior who makes the clinic run smoothly.
Patty manages the front desk, providing assistance to our patients with scheduling and paperwork. Patty keeps the clinic running smoothly and is the friendly face you see when you check in for your appointments. Prior to working at Marquette, Patty has years of experience as an office manager both in and out of the medical field.
Working with students
The Marquette Physical Therapy Clinic is privileged to accept student interns from Marquette’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Students complete internships during their second and third years of the three-year doctoral program and their time in the clinic ranges from four to 10 weeks. All student interns treat under direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Patients are always notified before treatment begins if they will have an opportunity to work with students. Contributing to a student’s learning is greatly rewarding, however our therapists are very understanding should a patient request to not work with a student.