The Joint Franchise Announces New Area Developer for Minnesota

The fastest-growing chiropractic franchise takes steps to foster further growth in the North Star State

The Joint, the nation’s fastest-growing chiropractic franchise, recently announced aggressive expansion plans for Minnesota, with plans to open dozens of new clinics in the North Star State over the coming years. In order to facilitate the expansion efforts, The Joint is pleased to announce that multi-unit franchisee Ryan Christoperson will serve as regional developer for the state of Minnesota.

Photo by Tony WebsterDowntown Saint Paul Riverfront – July 1, 2007

If the name Ryan Christoperson sounds familiar, that’s because he has been a career firefighter for the City of Saint Paul for more than 20 years, helping countless community members in their time of need. But all those years of dangerous and back-breaking work took their toll. As a result, Christopherson went looking for relief. “The wear and tear throughout the years has caused a few lower back injuries, and I credit chiropractic care as a leading factor in recovery from them,” he said.

Eventually, Christoperson was presented with the opportunity to become a franchisee, and later, a regional developer, and he knew it was a perfect fit. “The Joint model addresses all the pain points that I had experienced with traditional offices, odd hours, no weekends, scheduling appointments,” he said. “I love the wellness aspect of The Joint, and also the convenience factor for people on the go. As a public servant I enjoy helping people and I also get to do that as a franchisee.”

Christoperson is bringing The Joint to the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and has opened three clinics, with a fourth in development. Now, the pair wants to share their expertise as proven franchise owners with The Joint to help other entrepreneurs in Minnesota find success with the fastest growing chiropractic franchise in the nation.

“Before I franchised with The Joint, I worked as a vendor, serving dozens of franchise systems, which gave me a unique perspective to determine if The Joint was a worthy brand to invest in,” Christoperson says. “The Joint has exceeded our expectations. We’ve rapidly scaled up to multi-unit locations without having any experience in the chiropractic industry. We know firsthand that the demand for chiropractic care in Minnesota is overwhelming, and we’re excited to help new entrepreneurs build a future of their own making in a business that is easy to run and also makes a tremendous difference in the communities we serve.”

What makes The Joint a worthy investment opportunity?

Founded in 1999, The Joint is leading the way in making chiropractic care an essential and affordable part of health and wellness for millions of people seeking relief from back, neck and joint pain. Rapid expansion is proof that The Joint is meeting an enormous need in communities across the country. In the last few years, The Joint has grown consistently, with close to 400 locations open or in development across the United States.

“When I discovered The Joint, and I saw how they were making chiropractic care more accessible, more affordable and convenient for people, I knew that I wanted to become a franchisee,” Christoperson said. “I recognized that The Joint was the future of the chiropractic industry.”

The reason for the brand’s rapid growth is simple: The Joint is making chiropractic care more accessible than ever before. The Joint clinics are placed strategically next to community mainstays such as supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants and hair salons. With no appointments, no insurance and no hassle, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that The Joint is able to serve far more people than traditional clinics could ever imagine. According to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document, the average weekly visit count numbers close to 260, and new customer visits are up in double digits.

“The Joint is the most efficient health care delivery model in the country,” Christoperson says. “Our patients can seek care in any of our over 380 locations nationally and receive the same experience. The Joint is one of the lowest-costing chiropractic care providers on the market, while also being one of the highest-quality deliverers of care. Where else can you go and to receive care without an appointment at 6:30 at night?”

The Joint is a low-cost investment opportunity with high potential returns

With a small footprint, limited overhead and a staff consisting of three to four employees, The Joint is easy to operate and boasts a proven business model that is uncommon in the $3 trillion healthcare industry. Our membership model eliminates the need for insurance while providing our franchise owners with a recurring revenue stream that helps to maximize profitability and potentially hasten their return on investment. Our model works for chiropractors seeking to own a simpler business that avoids the nightmare of insurance billing, and it works incredibly well for business investors, who see the need for more accessible chiropractic care.

The Joint was named to Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious annual Franchise 500 list of the top franchise systems to invest in for 2017. It’s easy to see why, as Entrepreneur notes, that The Joint grew by a phenomenal 40 franchise locations from 2015 to 2016, continuing a growth spurt that hasn’t slowed since The Joint began franchising in 2006.

With the total financial estimate to begin operations on a new chiropractic franchise ranging from $211,400 – $339,500, The Joint is a low-cost investment opportunity with potential for high returns.

As Christopherson embark on their new path of growing The Joint in Minnesota, he has some expert advice as to what qualities you need to have in order to be successful with The Joint: “Minnesota is the third largest provider of chiropractic care in the U.S.,” Robb says. “We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are driven, motivated and ready to own a business that makes a difference. The future is very bright for The Joint in Minnesota.”

Ready to bring the fastest-growing chiropractic franchise to your community?

For in-depth details about The Joint franchise opportunity, download the free franchise report. You can also learn more by visiting The Joint chiropractic franchise research pages.

About The Joint Chiropractic

The Joint Corp. revolutionized access to chiropractic care when it introduced its retail healthcare business model in 2010. Today, it is the nation’s largest operator, manager and franchisor of chiropractic clinics through The Joint Chiropractic network. The company is making quality care convenient and affordable, while eliminating the need for insurance, for millions of patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. With more than 750 locations nationwide and nearly 11 million patient visits annually, The Joint Chiropractic is a key leader in the chiropractic industry. Ranked number one on Forbes’ 2022 America’s Best Small Companies list, number three on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list and consistently named to Franchise Times “Top 400+ Franchises” and Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500®” lists, The Joint Chiropractic is an innovative force, where healthcare meets retail. For more information, visit The Joint To learn about franchise opportunities, visit our franchise website.

Business Structure

The Joint Corp. is a franchisor of clinics and an operator of clinics in certain states. In Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming, The Joint Corp. and its franchisees provide management services to certain professional chiropractic practices.

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