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Stacey Franz, DO

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.
 
 

 

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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"NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is the first multi-specialty medical group in Ocean county devoted to pain management, physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture."

For more than ten years, we’ve been providing "integrated" style care to patients in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. As part of our collaborative approach, we’ll work with you to create a comprehensive, customized treatment plan. Every patient's life is impacted differently by their pain – our doctors take the time to get you the relief you deserve.

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INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC HELPING PATIENTS LIVE PAIN-FREE LIVES THROUGH A VARIETY OF PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS

If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our six offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.