Aquacare is pleased to announce Jane O’Brien Franczak, PT, MSPT, WCS as Clinic Director and Board Certified Women’s Clinical Specialist/physical therapist to their Easton, MD office.
Her specialty is Orthopedics and Women’s Health. Over the last 25 years, Jane has trained as a manual orthopedic therapist perfecting skills in Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Dry Needling, and a variety of hands-on therapies. Jane bases her treatment philosophy on myofascial principles. Since tension in the fascial system can lead to dysfunction, release of this fascial tightness may be the missing link to care. Her areas of Interest are in pelvic health and orthopedics.
Jane completed her undergraduate degree from Loyola College in Maryland in 1988. She graduated from Boston University in 1992 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She began working in outpatient orthopedics shortly after graduation and has worked in a variety of settings throughout the United State including hospital-based and outpatient orthopedics. Jane owned a practice at Lake Tahoe, NV for 10 years where she managed other PTs and treated a variety of patients ranging from sports to orthopedics and women’s and men’s health.
Jane began her training in treatment of the pelvic floor during the 5 years she spent working and studying Myofascial Release at Therapy on the Rocks, in Sedona, AZ, John Barnes’ western Myofascial Release treatment center. Upon completing the Pelvic health courses and requirements of the Section on Women’s Health of the APTA, she was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP). After closing her clinic in Lake Tahoe in 2014, she moved to Baltimore in 2015 to work at Johns Hopkins where she treated pelvic floor disorders exclusively. At Hopkins, she mentored students and physical therapists who are new to the field of Women’s Health physical therapy. She was appointed as an Item Writer for Specialization Academy of Content Experts or SACE in January 2017.
Jane’s Vision includes empowering the patient in their rehab so they can return to optimal functional level while having fun getting there.
Outside of work, Jane loves to spend her time with her family and enjoys outdoor sports, dancing and traveling.