Units of the PSP Certification Program™
Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Primary Spine Care
Unit 2 – The Lumbar Spine
Unit 3 – The Cervical Spine
Unit 4 – Clinical Management and Final Proficiency Exam
Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain, Volumes I and II, by Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC
These texts are required reading for the University of Pittsburgh Primary Spine Practitioner Certification Program™. These are clinical workbooks that instruct the practitioner on the application of an evidence-based, relationship-centered approach to spine care. They are designed to give practitioners and students a concise means to integrate disparate findings, organize clinical data, form a diagnosis, and design an effective management strategy. Two chapters on case studies illustrate the real-world application of Primary Spine Care in actual patient scenarios.
These books will be referenced throughout the course and it is recommended that attendees read the books cover-to-cover in order to familiarize themselves with the material that will be expanded upon in the live and distance learning modules.
Students are responsible for requiring their own texts.
The following documents are available for download.
Murphy D, Justice B, Paskowski I, Perle S, Schneider M
Alrwaily M, Timko M, Schneider M, Stevans J, Bise C, Hariharan K, et al.
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Updated | 12.08.2020