The Joint Chiropractic Franchise to Hire More Doctors to Meet Growing Demand for Care
The largest chiropractic franchise in the country is rapidly expanding across the nation and adding doctors as it ushers chiropractic care into the mainstream
The Joint Chiropractic franchise is the largest chiropractic care franchise in the United States and the largest employer of chiropractors. The constant demand for chiropractic care has led to a rapid expansion across the United States and has increased the need to add new chiropractors to the growing number of doctors under The Joint umbrella.
More than 850 doctors are currently employed by clinics owned or managed by The Joint in more than 350 clinics open across the country. The growing demand for chiropractic care is highlighted in a Gallup report commissioned by Palmer College of Chiropractic showing that 33.6 million U.S. adults (14 percent of the total population) now seek chiropractic care each year. This number represents a marked increase over the 2012 National Health Interview Survey that measured chiropractic use at 20.6 million U.S. adults, or eight percent.
The “Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Inaugural Report: Americans’ Perceptions of Chiropractic” also found that nearly two-thirds of adult Americans (61 percent) believe chiropractors are effective at treating neck and back pain, and over half (57 percent) said they are likely to see a chiropractor for that type of pain. In addition, more than half reported that they have visited a chiropractor, and more than one-fourth said they would choose a chiropractor first for back or neck pain.
“The Gallup report is tremendous news, both for doctors of chiropractic and the patients we serve,” says Dr. James Edwards, D.C., Chief Chiropractic & Compliance Officer of The Joint Corp. “The findings confirm that The Joint’s practice model is perfectly positioned to provide affordable chiropractic care to Americans not only for pain relief, but also for ongoing wellness and preventative care.”
While the report shows that Americans are aware of the tremendous benefits that chiropractic care is capable of, Gallup reports that nearly half of all U.S. adults don’t know whether their insurance covers chiropractic care. The Joint has taken insurance companies out of chiropractic care completely, and has transformed the industry by placing its clinics in retail settings, where chiropractors can focus on delivering quality care without insurance hassles.
Patients can choose from several membership plans, including a monthly plan that includes up to four visits at a cost often lower than the patient’s average insurance co-payment for a single visit. Patients can receive treatment at any of The Joint’s nationwide locations near their home, while traveling for work or on vacation. Appointments are not required, and all clinics have extended and weekend hours.
“My family has been involved in chiropractic care for more than 100 years, and The Joint is really the future of the industry,” says Dr. Chris Judge, owner of The Joint franchise clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. “As a doctor, it’s very validating because I get to help more people on a day-to-day basis than a traditional chiropractor could possibly imagine. As a business owner, it’s very easy to run my clinic, as my time isn’t taken up by tedious insurance co-pay paperwork. We’re also able to work side-by-side traditional chiropractic clinics by referring our customers to them if they are in need of treatment beyond our services. Because we are affordable, accessible and transparent in our services, our customers love us and are excited to come back. The Joint has been a dream come true for me, as a doctor and a business owner; it’s the best of both worlds.”
The Joint Chiropractic Franchise is a low-cost investment opportunity with high potential returns
The Joint Chiropractic franchise is a low-cost investment opportunity with potential for high returns: total investment estimate to begin operations on a new chiropractic franchise ranges from $216,200 to $331,700. Because our build-out costs are substantially lower than other brands in the healthcare segment, The Joint offers a quicker ramp-up time to allow for a potentially faster return on investment. The franchise fee for your first chiropractic franchise is $39,900, and the franchise fee for multiple units may be discounted if certain conditions are met.
With a small footprint, limited overhead and staff consisting of three to four employees, The Joint is easy to operate and boasts a proven business model that is unique 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 quicken the return on investment. Our model works for chiropractors seeking to own a business that avoids the nightmare of insurance billing, and it works equally well for business investors who see the need for more accessible chiropractic care.
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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.