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Physical Therapy Program increases its U.S. News & World Report ranking

New rankings released by U.S. News & World Report saw the Physical Therapy rise to 13th (from a former ranking of 15th).

Graduate receives profession's highest student award

Carolyn Schmitz '23 was awarded a Mary McMillan Scholarship for exhibiting superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contributions. 

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Dr. Allison Hyngstrom receives $3.2 million NIH grant

Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, chair and professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, is one of two principal investigators on the award. The grant will fund the study of muscle fatigue in stroke survivors and solutions to increase their muscle performance.  Read more

Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens receives NIH grant  Read more

Are you interested in participating in a study that examines a new method for stroke rehabilitation?

Are you a current or prospective patient who would like a clinic appointment? Please call:

Marquette PT Clinic: Phone (414) 288-1400

Marquette Neuro Recovery Clinic: Phone (414) 288-6122

Dr. Kristi Streeter receives Craig H Neilsen Foundation Grant                       

Dr. Kristi Streeter, assistant professor of physical therapy, has received a $400,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to expand her research on recovery of breathing function after damage to the spinal cord.   Read more

Neuro Recovery Clinic participates in Clinical Trial

The NRC is participating in the ASPIRE™ (Assessing non-invasive spinal Stimulation and PT/OT for motor Improvement Response with ExaStim) trial which is studying the use of the ExaStim device.  The ExaStim is a wirelessly-controlled neuromodulation system designed to deliver transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation (TSS). The study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ExaStim in combination with traditional rehabilitation therapy as an adjunct therapy for individuals living with upper extremity paralysis due to spinal cord injury (SCI). The clinic is currently recruiting subjects for the study.

Alumni hired as first ever department-level DEI coordinator  Read more

Physical therapy faculty and staff members take leadership roles in state associations
Dr. Albojay Deacon, physical therapist in the Marquette Physical Therapy Clinic, was named director of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association.

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