Vivian Franco, PT, DPT, MPH

Vivian Franco, PT, DPT, MPH

Physical & Hand Therapy


Blue Ridge Region

Asheville - Livingston

Vivian graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL in 1999. She later returned to FIU to obtain her Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology in 2008. After 8 years dedicated to medical research, she missed interacting with patients and decided to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University. Upon graduating in 2018, she joined the team at EmergeOrtho | Blue Ridge Region.

Vivian moved to Asheville from Miami, FL in 2014 with her partner and fur baby. As a Miami native, she is fluent in Spanish. In her personal time, she enjoys nature walks and practices mindfulness, yoga, and meditation.


  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy – Western Carolina University
  • Master of Public Health, Epidemiology – Florida International University
  • Bachelor of Science, Dietetics and Nutrition – Florida International University

Specialties & Services

EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.