Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.

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Kathleen Lyne Bukowsky, PA-C

Ms. Bukowsky brings a varied background to her role as a Physician Assistant. She started out as a receptionist and an assistant to the scrub nurse for an ear, nose and throat practice. Afterwards, she completed a pre-dental internship and became, not a dentist, but a Clinical Associate/Patient Care Technician at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

It’s not as big a leap as it appears, since Ms. Bukowsky was in school during that time, exploring different fields within the health care umbrella. Now, as a Physician Assistant at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI), she gets to help people overcome their pain.

Education and Background

Ms. Bukowsky attended Wofford College to earn her Bachelor of Science in biology. After some coursework at the College of Charleston and Trident Technical College, she went to MUSC for her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

A Dean’s List student, Ms. Bukowsky completed nine rotations in clinical sub-specialty training as part of her education. Her preceptors during this time included Dr. Donald Johnson,, Daniel Butler, PA-C, and Dr. Blake Dennis at SSI.

Board Certification and Associations

Ms. Bukowsky is an active member of the following professional societies:

An Active Volunteer

Ms. Bukowsky believes in community service, so she gets involved with many volunteer activities. For example, she was the event co-creator and organizer of the Charleston “Mr. CHP Fundraiser Pageant.” She also organized Parker Miracle House Foundation events and volunteered to work at the Community Aid Relief Education Support (CARES) Clinic. She’s volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, and Mobile Meals of Charleston as well.

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