The Joint Franchise Makes the Cover of ‘Chiropractic Economics’ Magazine

How a struggling chiropractor found success as a franchise owner with The Joint

The Joint Chiropractic recently made the cover of Chiropractic Economics, a magazine devoted to reporting on all aspects of the chiropractic industry. The accompanying feature article, “From Struggle to Success,” tells the story of Dr. Barrett Terry, a chiropractor in Houston, Texas, changed his life for the better when he decided to open a chiropractic franchise with The Joint.

The article documents how Barrett struggled with being the primary chiropractic doctor at an independent clinic and his dealings with dishonest bosses and lack of upward mobility, even as he grew the business significantly. Everything changed when he took a job as a chiropractor at franchise clinic with The Joint in his local area. The convenience of offering chiropractic care in retail settings wasn’t something that Barrett was accustomed to, but shortly after taking the position, he had to hire new doctors.

“It got to be where he was seeing 60 to 70 patients a day,” the article states. “He had to hire another doctor, and then another: ‘We were putting out ads, and I wanted to help the owner recruit new doctors. I had my reservations at first, about The Joint, but it turned out be one of my biggest blessings.’”

When Barrett first came to The Joint, he was hesitant because he wondered at first if The Joint was devaluing chiropractic care.

“But the more I worked for them, the more I saw that it’s expanding the market for chiropractic,” Barrett says in the article. “When I got out of school, 6 to 8 percent of people were seeing a DC, but now it seems like it’s almost double that number, and I think The Joint has played a role in that.”

When the owner offered him the chance to buy the business, Barrett welcomed the opportunity. He opened the clinic and is now pursuing the possibility of opening a second location with his wife.

“Looking ahead, if business continues to strengthen and their marketing efforts pay off, the Terrys are already pondering expanding to another clinic,” the magazine reports.

We encourage you to read the entire article below, or visit Chiropractic Economics to read the article there.

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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.

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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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