(1.17) Stephen Franson

Dr. Stephen Franson is a living, breathing billboard for the Wellness Lifestyle. Steeped in fifteen years of clinical practice and application of wellness principles, Franson’s interface with a vibrant family practice affords him a unique prospective of what works in health care – and what doesn’t. As the owner operator of one of the most robust wellness practices on the planet, his time is spent in the trenches with families that are simply looking for a better way to better health. He is an exceptional clinician, passionate teacher and great student of behavioral science.
Franson was named All-State and All-American Chiropractor by his peers, is a sought-after international Wellness speaker, author and teacher of the Wellness Lifestyle. He was voted one of the Most Influential Chiropractors under 40 in 2009.

A graduate of the University of Vermont (B.S.), Life Chiropractic College (D.C.) and a certified Gonstead Instructor, Dr. Franson has served as an extended faculty member at Life University, Palmer College and Northwestern College of Life Sciences. He is a member of the Endicott College Board of Advisors and serves as Director of the North Shore Corrective Chiropractic Cooperative. He hosted the Body Signals health radio program, authored the Total Lifestyle Conditioning Program, Well People Program and The Bonfire Health Program. He is a certified Level 1 Crossfit Trainer and owner of Bonfire CrossFit. Franson Family Chiropractic, which Dr. Franson opened in 1997 with his wife, Dr. Camilla Franson, is one of the largest wellness clinics in the world.

Dr. Franson’s vision for wellness extends well beyond the confines of his Beverly, Massachusetts practice. Co-creator of the Bonfire Health Program (www.bonfirehealth.com), a web-based Total Wellness Lifestyle Program, serves to educate families in genetically congruent living for better health outcomes and more fulfilling lives.

Franson serves on the Endicott College Board of Advisors. In addition to full-time practice, he also serves as Founder and CEO of Bonfire Health, Inc.

Dr. Franson, his wife Camilla, and their two children, Sam and Emma Grace, live on the seacoast of New Hampshire, where he can pursue his passion of winter surfing and practice with his own family what he lovingly teaches his patients to do: Eat by Design, Move by Design and Think by Design.