Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC 
Author, international speaker, Primary Spine Practitioner and expert consultant 


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Dr. Murphy is a chiropractic physician with over 30 years of experience in practicing, teaching and consulting in Primary Spine Care.

Dr. Murphy is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh. His other faculty appointments include Professor, Part-Time University Faculty at Southern California University of Health Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor of Research at New York Chiropractic College.

Dr. Murphy has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors in the United Kingdom. He has also served on the Expert Panel for several spine care guidelines, including those of the American College of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, American College of Physicians and American Pain Society.

Dr. Murphy has nearly 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and book chapters. He teaches in the certification course for Primary Spine Practitioners offered by the University of Pittsburgh.

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His recent books, Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain, Volume I and Volume II serve as the required texts for that course for Primary Spine Practitioners offered by the University of Pittsburgh. His recent books, Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain, Volume I and Volume II serve as the required texts for that course.

His consulting activities include assisting hospitals, healthcare systems and insurers implement high-value spine care services through Spine Care Partners, LLC and providing consulting services for existing and aspiring Primary Spine Practitioners through the Primary Spine Practitioner Network . He also provides Primary Spine Practitioner training services to chiropractic and physical therapy institutions to assist them in developing a course leading to PSP Certification as well as Expert Witness and other medicolegal services.

​View Dr. Murphy's Curriculum Vitae here