301 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928

Dr. Joseph Murphy

Dr. MurphyHolistic Chiropractor Dr. Joseph J. Murphy has been successfully helping his patients stay well by coaching them in proper nutrition, exercise, positive mental energy and wellness here in Chatham for over 39 years. Let him help you be healthier, happier and free of pain!

Dr. Murphy is a faculty member in the continuing education department of several chiropractic colleges, and trains other chiropractic physicians in various techniques of adjustment, physical medicine, nutrition, wellness and diagnosis.  In addition to teaching, he has personally attended thousands of hours of continuing education to stay on top of his field.  His specialties include treatment of: athletic sports injuries; disc bulges and herniations; pregnancy-related back pain and fertility; arm & leg neuropathies and all types of back and neck pains and dysfunctions

A Life Member of American Mensa, Dr. Murphy is a proven leader in the chiropractic profession internationally, nationally and locally here in New Jersey.  A spokesperson for The American Heart Association as well as the American Chiropractic Association, he has held active roles at every level of the state’s chiropractic societies over the last 3 decades.

Originally appointed to the New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 2000 by Governor Christine Whitman, he was re-appointed by Governors McGreevy and Corzine, and served under Governor Christie until 2011.    (A Division of the Department of Law, Office of the Attorney General of NJ).  While serving the citizens of NJ he held every office, including Board President.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Murphy serves as an Expert Witness for the profession. He is a much sought out expert in cases involving malpractice, personal injury and scope law violations.
A renowned public speaker, he has appeared on CTN, NJN and NBC Television as well a being a frequent guest on The Jessie Free’s show on WMTR/WDHA Radio 


Also an accomplished writer, he publishes articles in several publications as well as his blogs for TAP, Patch, his own blog, and Elevated Existence Magazine.

A former food research scientist, Dr. Murphy has vast knowledge of whole foods, supplements and holistic nutrition.  Besides helping his patients be their best, he frequently speaks about chiropractic, food and nutrition for civic groups, business and industry.  Contact the office if you would like him to speak for your group or organization.

Although he has maintained an office in Chatham for 39+ years, he has been a resident of Basking Ridge, New Jersey for over 40 years.  He lives there with his wife Maria, dog Kahlua and 4 children, Joe, Ali, Sean & Mia.  All of the children have attended Bernards Township Public Schools.

His full CV follows as you scroll down:



  • University of the State of New York-DC
    January, 1984 NY License #X003860-1
  • New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners-DC
    September,1984 NJ License #MC02792



  • PresidentThe New Jersey Chiropractic Society, 1995-1998
  • President – Morris County Chiropractic Society, 1988-1999
  • Board TrusteeThe Early Childhood Learning Center, Chatham and Hohokus, 2000-Present
    Elected Board Secretary, 2002-2005; Vice Chair 2005-2008, Chairman of the Board, 2008-2011
  • PresidentChatham Chamber of Commerce, 1990-92
  • Governor Appointed Member The New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2000-2011
    Elected Vice President of the Board, 2005; Elected President of the Board, 2006
  • Editor-In-Chief:
    The Jersey Journal – Official Publication of the NJCS
    The Column – Official publication of the NJBCE
  • Past DirectorChatham Kiwanis Club
  • State Representative – The Northeast Chiropractic Council
  • ExaminerThe National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2000-2014
  • MemberThe Federation of Chiropractic State Licensing Boards, 2000-2014
  • Mayor Appointed Member – Chatham Borough Historic Preservation Commission, 2005-2009
  • Speakers Bureau Member – The American Heart Association; The ACA; The NJCS
  • Editorial Board MemberThe American Chiropractor Magazine
  • NJ State Alumni Representative – Palmer CC National Alumni Association
  • Past Chairman – Professional Relationship Committee, Member Services Committee, Chatham Chamber of Commerce
  • Past AdvisorChatham High School Key Club
  • Teacher/Lecturer– Summit Community School, Adult School of Chatham, Madison, Florham Park, The University of Bridgeport
  • TV and Radio Personality– Healthwatch on CTN TV; WMTR/WDHA Radio
  • Extension Faculty Member– Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Chairman– New Practitioner Committee, ANJC
  • Mayor Appointed Member -Chatham Mayor’s Wellness Committee, 2010-2023
  • Contributing EditorElevated Existence Magazine