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Jake Capko, ATC, DPT

General Orthopedics, Post Operative Care

Jake graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota. His professional areas of interest include treatment for orthopedic and neurologic conditions including Parkinson’s and vertigo.

           

Jake grew up in Corvallis, Montana and in his private time enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, weight lifting, and other sporting activities.

Why did you become a Physical Therapist?

As a student athlete in high school I went through a few significant injuries which required PT intervention in Corvallis with Chris and Shannon. While there I really enjoyed the type of work they were doing and was able to later shadow with them which really solidified that I liked that type of work. Upon graduating from high school I knew I wanted to do something medically but still wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do. So I went into athletic training and had a lot of fun working with athletes in the school setting, but not as much fun as I had when we did pro-bono work with older adults and other populations on our clinical experiences. So I decided to try getting into PT school and it worked! While in PT school I was able to see the changes and improvements that patients went through and the close relationships that could be developed in that setting and I knew that I was in the right place for me.