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Daniel Murphy, DC, FACO
Dr. Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 36 years of practice experience. He received his Diplomat in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1986. Since 1982, Dan Murphy has served as part-time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, where he is currently teaching classes to seniors in the Management of Spinal Disorders.
1. Undergraduate three years at the University of California, San Diego
2. 1978, graduated from Western States Chiropractic College, magna cum laude
3. 1986, Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics
4. Have accumulated approximately the following post-graduate continuing education hours:
Biomechanics: 480 hours; Orthopedics: 920 hours; X-ray: 445 hours; Neurology: 895 hours;
Nutrition 325 hours.
1. Continuous clinical practice 1978 - 2003.
2. Part-time clinical practice 2003 through present.
Undergraduate Teaching Experience:
1982 to present and continuing, part-time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, in
Hayward, CA. Current class is Management of Spinal Disorders; Rank, full professor.
Postgraduate Teaching Experience:
Have taught approximately 1,550 twelve hour postgraduate continuing education classes.
Class topics include: biomechanics of vehicular collisions; biomechanics of spine trauma;
biomechanics of pediatric vehicular collisions; soft tissue injury and repair; pain and proprioceptive
neurology; the management of spine and spinal related disorders; clinical nutrition.
Have taught postgraduate classes for Life Chiropractic College West, Los Angeles Chiropractic
College, Life University (Chiropractic), Logan Chiropractic College, Palmer Chiropractic College,
Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City, University of Western States, and Northwestern
Health Science University.
1989: Chapter V in Spinal Manipulation: “Posture, Tissues, Neurology and Health”, published by
Chiropractic Biophysics, Inc.
1990-2013: Quarterly Column in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic.
1996: Contributing author: Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, Aspen Publication.
1998: Contributing author: Pediatric Chiropractic, Williams & Wilkins.
2005: Contributing author: Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, 2nd edition, Jones and Bartlett.
2011: Contributing author: Pediatric Chiropractic, 2nd edition, Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams &
1. 1987, 1991 and 1995: Post-graduate Educator of the Year, given by the International
2. 1997: The Carl S. Cleveland, Jr., Educator of the year, given by the International Chiropractic
Association of California.
3. 2001: Dr. Murphy was honored by the readers of Dynamic Chiropractic as the top vote receiver
for the “Our Virtual Chiropractic Association.”
4. In 2001, Dr. Murphy was chosen “Chiropractor of the Year” by the International Chiropractic
Association of California.
5. 2003-2009, Vice President of the International Chiropractic Association.
6. 2009-2010, “Chiropractor of the Year” from the International Chiropractic Association.
7. 2014, Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Functional Neurology
and Rehabilitation (IAFNR).