Kornelia Kulig, PhD, PT, FAPTA

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Faculty Profile

Professor Clinical Scholar-Physical Therapy


(323) 442-2911


Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory

Mailing Address

1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

Professional Interests

Kornelia Kulig’s research is clinically motivated and experimentally tested. She studies orthopedic conditions with recurrent symptoms, including low back pain and tendinopathies. In that context, she explores tissue morphology, physiology and movement strategies in a broad range of activities, pathology stages and populations. This question-driven approach and focused collaborative efforts serve as a framework for the study of age-and activity-related degenerative processes, and accompanying peripheral and central adaptations and clinical presentations. Dr. Kulig is co-director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory.


  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, Oakland University, 1986
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomechanics, The University of Iowa, 1983
  • PhD, Biomechanics, Academy of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland, 1982
  • Master of Science, Physical Therapy and Physical Education, Academy of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland, 1976

See Kornelia Kulig’s curriculum vitae (Updated July 2021).

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