Experience Informed By History
McCune & Murphy Physical Therapy, PC is the oldest and longest running outpatient physical therapy private practice in Tompkins County. The company was founded in 1972 on West Hill by two Ithaca College Physical Therapy professors, Bob Sprague and Bob Grant. In 1983, Dr. David McCune, PT, DPT, MPHTY ST, OCS, FAAOMPT, joined forces with Bob Sprague and formed Sprague and McCune Physical Therapy .
Sprague and McCune opened a second location in Auburn in 1989, which they co-owned until Spragues retirement in 1995. That year Tim Ainslie joined the practice as partner, forming The Therapy Center, which was moved to the Ithaca office’s current location on Triphammer Road, the site of a former car dealership. The following year, the name of the practice was changed to McCune and Ainslie.
Also, in 1996, Mr. Mark Murphy, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT started working at McCune and Ainslie, and was joined by Ms. Shanine Turner, PTA, in 2000. In 2002, the Auburn location was sold. 2007 was the year that Mark began his partnership with Dave, opening Dryden Sport and Spine, which is now the Dryden location of McCune and Murphy. Dr. Lauren Potter, PT, DPT, OCS, joined the group in 2011.
The practice got its current name of McCune & Murphy Physical Therapy, PC in 2012, which was also the same year the Trumansburg location was founded. Dr. Brianna Peters, PT, DPT, OCS, joined the practice the following year. In 2014, the Trumansburg office moved into its current location on Main Street, and one year later, McCune and Murphy acquired Independent Fitness, a Trumansburg fitness center which is currently known as T-Fit.
In the summer of 2015, Dr. Jasmine Marcus, PT, DPT; Mr. Aaron Frost, PTA; and Dr. Cati Hartz, PT, DPT, all joined the therapy staff, followed by Ms. Katrina Hamer, PTA, in 2017.
Dr. Jason Tuori, PT, DPT, CSCS, was hired in 2018, the same year McCune and Murphy also launched Peak Performance Fitness Consultants to address the growing need to transition physical therapy patients to long term healthy habits. In its current form, McCune and Murphy Physical Therapy, PC is poised to meet patients’ physical health needs from start to finish.