The Joint Chiropractic Franchise Dazzles in the Desert at 2019 Annual Convention
The fastest-growing chiropractic franchise celebrates brand milestones at annual conference
The Joint Chiropractic, the nation’s fastest-growing chiropractic franchise, celebrated a monumental year of success and robust future during its annual convention, which recently took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. The convention theme, “Real People, Real Results,” highlighted the positive impact that The Joint clinics have on their patients and proved that strong support for franchisees remains a top priority.
“Our annual convention served as a reminder of how remarkable our franchise system truly is, including the chiropractors that routinely change patients’ lives,” says Peter D. Holt, President and CEO of The Joint Corp. “The successes that we have seen over the last three years, and the wonderful opportunities we have ahead of us, are the direct result of the support and dedication that is put into every clinic by every franchisee. We’re stronger today because of the dedication of the entire The Joint franchise network.”
This year’s convention celebrated company-wide accomplishments during 2018, and challenged all attendees – franchisees, chiropractors, corporate leadership and vendors – to continue to exceed expectations, lead by example and bring quality and affordable chiropractic care to patients everywhere. The three-day convention included a number of discussions and seminars focused on major brand priorities, such as growth plans, patient care, chiropractor recruitment and retention, and other initiatives for continued success.
During the general sessions, Holt discussed that the company opened 47 clinics in 2018 and opened 14 clinics in the first quarter of 2019, compared to seven in the first quarter of 2018. Likewise, in 2018 The Joint signed 99 franchise development licenses. Through April 30, 2019, the company sold another 60 franchise development licenses, building a healthy pipeline of new locations primarily through a thriving regional developer program.
Also signaling the strength of the company, annual system-wide gross revenue grew 30 percent from 2017 to 2018 – among the best of all U.S. brands situated in retail environments. In 2018, 79 percent of the gross revenue was contributed by The Joint’s monthly membership program, highlighting the loyalty patients are showing for The Joint and its services.
Even with The Joint’s robust growth and expansion, Holt acknowledged that there is an expansive opportunity for continued success. The company is in position to further inform and meet the needs of Americans for natural pain relief and wellness. Out of all patients seen by The Joint in 2018, 26 percent of them were new to chiropractic care.
Rounding out the gathering was the illustrious awards ceremony. The Joint bestowed honors on top-performing franchisees, chiropractors and additional team members in attendance for a number of achievements, including:
- Wellness Coordinator of the Year – Monica Woodall: Raleigh, North Carolina
- Chiropractor of the Year – Dr. Jim Handzel: Phoenix, Arizona
- Professional Corporation (PC) of the Year – Dr. Kim Sahagun: Southern California
- Rookie Franchisee of the Year – Kane Ali: Jacksonville, Florida
- Regional Developer of the Year – Anne and David Glover: Austin, Dallas, San Antonio & Houston, Texas
- Franchisee of the Year – Teresa and Tony Giuseppe: Phoenix, Arizona
“Over the years, our main goal has been to make a profound impact on people’s lives,” Holt says. “Hearing patient and franchise member success stories is a humbling experience and remains proof that, as a team, we’re really making a positive difference.” The Joint Chiropractic is the nation’s largest network of non-insurance, private pay chiropractic health care clinics in the United States. It’s known for its no-appointment, no-insurance and no-hassle concierge-style service. The Joint’s modern membership model allows patients seeking quality pain relief and prevention to customize ongoing treatment plans or receive routine chiropractic exams, as prescribed by their chiropractor. Plus, patients can use their membership at any of The Joint Chiropractic clinics nationwide.
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About The Joint Chiropractic
The Joint Chiropractic (NASDAQ: JYNT) revolutionized access to chiropractic care when it introduced its retail healthcare business model in 2010. Today, 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 550 locations nationwide and over seven million patient visits annually, The Joint Chiropractic is a key leader in the chiropractic industry. Named on Franchise Times “Top 200+ Franchises” and Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500®” lists, The Joint Chiropractic is an innovative force, where healthcare meets retail.
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.