Gillette Family Chiropractic Center

Dr. Paul R. Franz


Dr. Paul R. Franzís first experience with Chiropractic was with his wife in 1973, when she was injured during a standard medical procedure for childbirth. Loretta Franz (Dr. Franzís wife) suffered excruciating low back pain and was unable to receive any help from an array of MDís, and orthopedists. Her unhelpful therapies included pain killers, muscle relaxers, and physical therapy. With a new baby at home (now Dr. Jennifer Franz), these therapies were unsuitable and not working. Finally after three months of suffering, she sought out a Chiropractor. It was Chiropractic that got her out of pain naturally and able to care for her new baby. Jennifer also had digestive problems and eye cysts from the torsion that was put on her neck during childbirth. They decided to put her under care as well and Jenniferís eye cysts and digestive problems miraculously disappeared. The experience with both his wife and daughter inspired him to become a Chiropractor himself.

Dr. Franz received his Bachelors of Arts from Montclair State University in Montclair NJ. He received his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College in Old Westbury NY in 1977. He interned at the Thompson Chiropractic Clinic in New York City NY and began his practice in Stirling NJ in 1978. In 1985 he opened the Gillette Family Chiropractic Center in Gillette NJ. Throughout this time, Dr. Franz has attended many educational seminars and advanced techniques studies. He has studied with many well known technique founders including; Dr. Goodheart, Dr. Thompson, Dr. Pierce, Dr. Stillwagon, Dr. Fuhr, and is well versed in a variety of techniques such as:

    • Applied Kinesiology
    • Motion Palpation
    • Palmer Upper Cervical Specific
    • Gonstead
    • Sacro-Occipital Technique
    • Thompson
    • Pierce-Stillwagon
    • Activator Technique
    • Logan Basic Technique
    • Manual Trigger Point Therapy

Dr. Franz feels fortunate to have the ability to help so many people. Over three decades of service has strengthened his ever present belief in the ability of the body to heal itself through Chiropractic. He loves what he does and guides his patients to experience a better state of health and well being.