Paul-Neil Czujko, PT, DPT, PhD

Paul-Neil Czujko, PT, DPT, OCS, CHT

Paul-Neil Czujko, PT, DPT, PhD

Director of Programmatic and Student Outcomes
Program Coordinator
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Certified Hand Therapist
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Stony Brook University

Phone: 631-444-1191

Dr. Paul-Neil Czujko received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 1995 and a post-professional DPT degree in 2007. He received his PhD in Exercise and Sport Science from Rocky Mountain University in 2022, where his dissertation examined barefoot/minimalist running. He began his career at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan where he gained acute care/medical surgical experience. His strong interest in orthopedics earned him a position of senior therapist in the out-patient department. He also spent a year in the hand clinic, which fueled an interest in hand therapy.

Having served as an in-service coordinator and leader of out-patient study groups, Paul-Neil has always had a strong desire to teach. He joined Stony Brook's Physical Therapy Program as an adjunct professor in 2004, and joined the faculty in 2010 as one of the Directors of Clinical Education.

Paul-Neil is the primary instructor in Year 1 of the program for Foundations of Kinesiology for both the Stony Brook and Southampton students, and for Kinesiology at the Stony Brook campus. He teaches Orthopedics II at both campuses and is the primary instructor for Orthopedics III at the Stony Brook campus in Year 2.

Paul-Neil has extensive clinical experience providing physical therapy services in the private practice, out-patient setting. He is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, as well as a Certified Hand Therapist through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Paul-Neil currently serves on the Committee of Content Experts and Specialty Council on Orthopaedic Physical Therapy through the ABPTS. Areas of interest include kinesiology, manual physical therapy, and sports medicine. 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pottorf OA, Lee DJ, Czujko PN. (2022) Reliability and concurrent validity of mobile health technology for patient self-monitoring in physical rehabilitation. JSES Int. 6(3):506-511. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2022.02.002. PMID: 35572423; PMCID: PMC9091929

Czujko PN, Pierre-Glaude J, Gostic C. (2021) The importance of early recognition of Morel-Lavallee knee injury. JOSPT Cases 1(2):85-86. doi:10.2519/josptcases.2021.10061

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Martino SA, Mei W, McKenna RF, Yousuf F, Bove S, Czujko PN. (2021) Use of color-coded heart rate monitors to gauge intensity with children who are overweight/obese. Poster Presentation at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Virtual.

Pierre-Glaude JK, Czujko PN, Gostic C. (2021) Medial left knee Morel-Lavallee Lesion in a female recreational athlete. Poster presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2021, Virtual.

Pottorf O, McLaughlin A, Czujko PN. (2018)  Reliability and validity of forearm range of motion using gravity based inclinometry on an iPhone application compared to a standard universal goniometer. Poster Presentation. NEXT APTA Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL.

Martino SA, Demalderis S, Czujko PN, Morelli PJ. (2017)  Inclusive fitness program for children with obesity and special needs. Poster presentation. The Obesity Society's 34th Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek, Washington, DC.

Martino SA, Czujko P, Morelli PJ. (2016) Inter-professional collaboration and service learning: When do students learn to play in the sandbox and do they value this experience? Poster Presentation, Education Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA.