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Elaine Louise Bukowski, American physical therapist, educator. License physical therapist, New Jersey; diplomate American Board Disabilities Analysts (senior analyst, professional advisory council since 1995). Recipient Volunteer Achievement award, American Cancer Society, 1981; United States Government trainee, 1971, 1972, Physical Therapy Fund grantee, 1975-1976.


Bukowski, Elaine Louise was born on February 18, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Edward Eugene and Melanja Josephine (Przyborowski) Bukowski.


Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, St. Louis University, 1972. Master of Science, University Nebraska, 1977. Doctor in Physical Therapy, Drexel University, 2006.


Clerk City of Philadelphia, 1967. Staff physical therapist St. Louis Chronic Hospital, 1973, Cardinal Ritter Institute, St. Louis, 1973-1974. Director campus ministry musicals Creighton University, Omaha, 1974-1975.

Teaching assistant University Nebraska Medical Center, 1975-1976. Lecturer in anatomy University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1977-1978. Chief physical therapist Holy Family Hospital, Berekum, Ghana, 1978-1979.

Coordinator information & guidance The American Cancer Society, Philadelphia, 1979-1981. Staff physical therapist Holy Redeemer Visiting Nurse Association, 1981-1983, rehabilitation supervisor Swainton, New Jersey, 1983-1987. Assistant professor physical therapy Richard Stockton College New Jersey, Pomona, 1987-1996, associate professor, 1996—2002, professor, since 2003, associate director post-professional D of Physical Therapy program, since 2006.

Advisory board member School Health Sciences, 2008—2010. Director DPT Program, since 2010. Board directors The Bridge, Philadelphia, 1979-1980.

Vacation relief physical therapist, New Jersey, since 1988. Professional advisory council Holy Redeemer Visiting Nurse Association, Swainton, 1982-1993, chairman, 1985-1991, personnel committee, consultant hospice program, 1985-1987, rehabilitation consultant, 1987-1988. Legislation advisory council subcommittee on education and health care Cape May & Cumberland Counties, 1988-1990.

Utilization review consultant rehabilitation services, 1990. Fitness screening team New Jersey State Legislature, 1990. Geriatric rehabilitation delegate Citizen Ambassador Program, China, 1992.

Middle states accreditation team evaluator, 1997-1998.


Volunteer American Cancer Society, Philadelphia, 1979-1982, Walk-a-Day-in-My Shoes progressive Girl Scouts American, Cape May County, New Jersey, 1983-1986. Task force physical therapy program Stockton State College, Pomona, 1985-1988. Member American Physical Therapy Association (education section, orthopedic section, vice chairman southern district 1993-1996, 99-2001, chairman 1996-1998, board directors, house of deals 1994-1997, key contact voting district 2, member New Jersey legislation network 1989-1996, 1999-2002, member mentoring program since 1998, chair nominating committee 2002-2004, ethics committee since 2007), Physical Therapy Club (secretary 1971-1972), New Jersey Physical Therapy Association (research committee 1995-1997, ethics committee member since 2007, Outstanding Service award, 2004).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, music, reading, stamp collecting, sports.