Dr. Stacey Raybuck Schatz is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She has 35 years of clinical practice experience, concentrated in orthopedics and sports medicine. She is the founder and director of Professional Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine™ in Franklin, Massachusetts which is celebrating 30 years of service to the community.
Academically, while working as an Emergency Medical Technician, she earned her Undergraduate Degree from the University of Massachusetts. Post-graduate Master’s and Doctorate Degrees were awarded from the Institute of Health Professions, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a trend-setter as one of the first Physical Therapists to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in Massachusetts.
Professionally, Dr. Raybuck Schatz is a 30 year member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Massachusetts, Orthopedics, and Private Practice Sections. She has been awarded Board-Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist for 3 consecutive 10 year terms, a rare accomplishment within the field.
Clinically, Dr. Raybuck Schatz has treated professional, elite, collegiate, amateur, and entry-level athletes in every major field, along with non-athletes of all ages, throughout her career. Having surpassed 20,000 new patient cases, she mentors intern and resident clinicians, as well as orthopedic and sports medicine specialists. Dr. Raybuck Schatz is no longer seeing patients but continues to lead the team and direct the practice.
Dr. Raybuck Schatz has authored a consumer education book – SECRETS OF A PAIN-FREE LIFE: RECOVER PAIN-FREE JOINT MOTION, NATURALLY and has been a featured guest on the PT LAUNCHPAD podcast.
As the founder of the Physical Therapy Mastermind Group, Dr. Raybuck Schatz along with other healthcare providers promote consumer healthcare education and legislation to ensure access to choice of provider, along with advocacy of consumer protection policies and procedures. She is a member of the exclusive Peak Performers Mastermind Group and was a featured member on the stage at the 2016 Superconference with Rick Harrison of the popular TV show PAWN STARS.