Dr. Jill Murphy is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and athletic trainer and the founder and owner of a Wisconsin boutique physical therapy private practice, MotionWorks Physical Therapy. A summa cum laude graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, Dr. Murphy completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training as well as her Master's of Physical Therapy. She earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Dr. Murphy is a passionate speaker and writer on patient advocacy, healthcare improvement, and the virtues of patient-centered care.
Dr. Murphy has been an invited speaker for the American Physical Therapy Association and its Private Practice Section, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Great Lakes' Athletic Trainers' Association, the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association, and other organizations and venues around the country on improving the patient experience, HIPAA law and medical records, and how to provide patient-centered care in the real world of healthcare. She authored a book chapter entitled Medical Records & Documentation in Administrative Topics in Athletic Training: from Concepts to Practice (Slack, 2nd Ed). Dr. Murphy has highlighted patient advocacy issues as a community columnist for the Appleton Post Crescent and maintains a blog with a variety of articles with tools and tips for consumers to succeed in overcoming barriers in our American healthcare system.
Over the past decade, Dr. Murphy has been named the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association's Wisconsin Physical Therapist of the Year as well as being a recipient of the Pulse Future 15 Award, the Wisconsin Athletic Trainer’s Association Distinguished Service Award, and the American Heart Association Heart Hero Award.
Having grown up on a dairy farm 40 minutes from Lambeau Field, Dr. Murphy is an avid Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan, and is up for any outdoor activity with her three children, including walking, biking, throwing the football around, and playing basketball. She also enjoys hiking in scenic locales, gardening, playing piano, attending her children's music and drama performances, and coaching a middle school basketball game or two.