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2022 Feb 09

Chiropr Man Therap



The primary spine practitioner as a new role in healthcare systems in North America.


Murphy DR, Justice B, Bise CG, Timko M, Stevans JM, Schneider MJ
Chiropr Man Therap. 2022 Feb 09; 30(1):6.
PMID: 35139859.


In an article published in 2011, we discussed the need for a new role in health care systems, referred to as the Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP). The PSP model was proposed to help bring order to the chaotic nature of spine care. Over the past decade, several efforts have applied the concepts presented in that article. The purpose of the present article is to discuss the ongoing need for the PSP role in health care systems, present persistent barriers, report several examples of the model in action, and propose future strategies.