Christopher T. Murphy, DPT, OCS, PRC

  • University of Puget Sound, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2009

  • The Colorado College, BA International Political Economy, 2000

  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), 2013

Having worked in the field of Physical Therapy since 2002, I bring a breadth of experience from many different clinical settings to provide a unique treatment approach that is individualized and efficient. Areas of advanced training and specialization include manual therapy, joint mobilization/manipulation, postural restoration, myokinematics, breathing pattern assessment and functional biomechanics.  I have a particular interest in the assessment of postural asymmetry and its influences on the neurorespiratory and biomechanical systems.  My goal is to both educate and actively treat patients so they can ultimately be in control of their own health and I take tremendous pride in the important role of PT to alleviate short-term injuries as well as impact long-term wellness.

I am a native New Englander and have been living in the Puget Sound area since I moved here for graduate school in 2006.  Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my family and being in the great outdoors.  I am an avid cyclist and bike commuter, downhill skier, distance runner, hiker and general outdoor enthusiast.  I continue to play recreational ice hockey and soccer (and hope to continue for many years to come).  Being a new dad, I can also be found at the zoo, aquarium or at any of Seattle's many wonderful parks.

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The OCS certification recognizes advanced knowledge, experience and skills in the practice of Orthopedic Physical Therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, surgeries and injuries of the entire body.

Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) credentialing is awarded to those individuals with advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute.