Princeton Dance Medicine Center is an interdisciplinary medical center led by Dr. Bracilovic.
Dr. Bracilovic’s board certification is in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. She emphasizes helping dancers overcome injuries and not only return to their dance, but return to their dance at peak performance. Dr. Bracilovic brings a deep well of academic and practical understanding of the biomechanics of a myriad of different types of dance and body movements. Her personal experience as a dancer combined with her academic experience combined with her long and in depth experience in treating dancers makes her uniquely qualified to treat dancers and lead this center. At the Princeton Dance Medicine Center, we help dancers understand their injury, how to best overcome it, and how to prevent it and other injuries in the future.
Dr. Bracilovic’s treatment emphasis is holistic and minimally invasive and non-surgical whenever possible. She works closely with massage therapists, personal trainers, dance teachers, physical therapists, chiropractors, nutritionists, podiatrists, orthopedists and other physicians in the area as well as in New York and Philadelphia when necessary. The central goal of Dr. Bracilovic and every health professional associated with the Princeton Dance Medicine Center is to return the dancer safely and expeditiously to his or her dance and importantly to send him or her back to dance stronger than ever and with the tools, body awareness, and understanding to avoid injury in the future.
MEET OUR DIRECTOR
Ana Bracilovic, MD, is a board certified physician specializing in the non-operative care of spine, joint, muscle, and nerve pain.
Dr. Bracilovic is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Princeton Spine and Joint Center and the Director of Princeton Dance Medicine. She completed a dual degree program with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in biomedical engineering and neural systems. After medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson, she completed her specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. Dr. Bracilovic has published multiple peer reviewed papers and received numerous awards for her research in musculoskeletal medicine, including the prestigious Else Adler Award at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Bracilovic serves as a reviewer for journals and is the author of the seminal medical text Essential Dance Medicine.
Dr. Bracilovic’s guiding philosophy is to treat each patient as she would want to be treated, to take time to establish and explain the correct diagnosis in detail and develop the most effective treatment plan.
Scott Curtis, DO, is a board certified, fellowship trained physician who specializes in the care of sports related injuries and general musculoskeletal care.
Dr. Curtis is the Director of Sports Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center.After attending Penn State University, Dr. Curtis received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident.Dr. Curtis completed the renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health where he worked with the New York Jets, Seton Hall University Athletics, College of St. Elizabeth Athletics and various high school teams. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, high school athletes to 90+ year old tennis players, Dr. Curtis has a singular focus to treat each patient as an individual, identify their concerns as well as their specific goals and help them reach their aspirations using the most effective non-surgical care options.