Stacey Franz, DO
Dr. Stacey Franz is a fellowship-trained medical physician with board certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry) with a sub-specialty certification in Sports Medicine. She utilizes a non-surgical approach to treat a variety of musculoskeletal dysfunction, which includes injury to the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and fascia. Furthermore, she specializes in non-surgical treatment of spinal dysfunction. She is the Co-Medical Director of our organization and currently sees patients in our Jackson, Point Pleasant, Aberdeen, and Freehold locations.
For the past 11 years, Dr. Franz has worked with patients of all ages and walks of life, from adolescents to geriatrics and non-athletes to elite competitors. She’s served as a team physician for local high schools, a Medical Captain for the New York City Marathon, and Medical staff for the New York Road Runners Club. She believes in a comprehensive team approach to treatment, which may include physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, bracing, injection procedures, activity modification, nutritional supplementation, and/or medications. With respect to procedures, she uses image-guidance (either ultrasound or fluoroscopy) to guide the medication to the target, facilitating efficacy. She has a specific interest in regenerative medicine and currently performs Platelet Rich Plasma injections. She is working to further her skills so that she can offer additional regenerative procedures to her patients in the near future. She performs Prolotherapy, is amidst certification in Lyftogt Perineural Injection Treatment, and is hopeful to offer Prolozone treatments in the future.
Dr. Franz received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Physical Therapy from Springfield College. She completed her medical training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she earned the Student D.O. of the Year award and the Mason W. Pressly Medal for her outstanding achievement and service to the College, community, and the osteopathic profession. She completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she was a Chief Resident and received a Distinguished Housestaff award. She trained at some of New York’s finest hospitals including Columbia University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her appreciation for the musculoskeletal system than lead her to a fellowship in Interventional Spine, Sports/Musculoskeletal Medicine
, and Occupational Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Dr. Franz was born and raised in Monmouth County, NJ. Although she left NJ for her training, she always knew that she would return to her home to practice. It was actually during her training to become a physical therapist that she developed a passion for medicine and thus, returned to school to become a physician. Just as the Humanics Philosophy was the backbone of her physical therapy training, osteopathy underlined her medical training; these views parallel each other and furthermore, guided her professional and personal development toward a career in medicine. When she is not working, Dr. Franz enjoys traveling, live music, watching ice hockey, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
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Treat the Whole Patient
“I believe that optimal health stems from a balance of one’s spirit, mind and body and I use a comprehensive, non-surgical approach to treating musculoskeletal dysfunction.”
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