Do I Have to Be a Chiropractor?
The Joint Chiropractic franchise is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs without prior medical or chiropractic experience
No, you do not need to be a chiropractor to invest in The Joint Chiropractic franchise. In fact, the majority of our franchise owners never had any experience in either the chiropractic field or the medical industry before franchising with us*.
Before The Joint Chiropractic revolutionized access to chiropractic care, the majority of chiropractic clinics were owned and run by chiropractors. The business model was a complicated web of chasing after insurance companies for payment and offering services that sometimes veered far away from the proven methods of spinal alignments conducted by hand.
Everything changed in 1999, when The Joint Chiropractic entered the marketplace. Suddenly, chiropractic clinics weren’t tucked away in the back corner of hard-to-find office complexes any longer. They instead were in highly visible retail settings — next to coffee shops and supermarkets. The service offerings returned to the roots of chiropractic care by offering only spinal alignments conducted by hand. The cost of chiropractic care became affordable, opening up a proven method of pain relief to a larger percentage of the population than ever before. Perhaps most importantly, The Joint made it possible for entrepreneurs and investors who are passionate about bringing chiropractic care to their communities, can become franchisees of the Joint.
* Some states require the use of a management model, as further referenced in our FDD.
A straightforward, proven business model is the reason why The Joint Chiropractic is a great fit for entrepreneurs
The Joint Chiropractic has simplified the chiropractic business model to cater to the 21st century consumer and be as easy as possible for the owner to run, operate and scale to multiple locations quickly. With a small footprint, minimal construction, a limited number of employees (3 to 4 on average to open), which helps to keep ongoing costs low, The Joint Chiropractic is a turnkey business model that can be opened far more quickly than other small-box concepts.
“The first question I get from every franchisee is, ‘If I want to be successful in this model, what do I need to do? What is the secret sauce?’ And there are two things I would say to that,” says Roxanne Nichols, Director of Operation Services and Training. “The first is to be engaged. All the successful franchisees in our system are fully engaged with the business. The second thing is to follow the model. Following the model is tried and true, and we have it for a reason. We know that’s what makes franchisees successful.”
The Joint Chiropractic has been so successful in helping entrepreneurs realize their dream of owning their own chiropractic clinic that Entrepreneur magazine has named The Joint as the number one health care franchise for three years in a row on its prestigious annual “Best of the Best” list.
“The training never stops at The Joint Chiropractic,” Nichols says. “You’re always learning and moving. After you receive initial training, we continue to produce new content for everyone in the system, from the owner to the Doctor of Chiropractic and the wellness coordinator. And that training comes from learning from all of our clinics and what’s working well. Our franchise owners have support for every aspect of the business model. Once you master it, it’s easy to scale and grow your business.”
Our franchisees are passionate about chiropractic care
The Joint Chiropractic is lucky in the fact that all of our franchise owners are passionate about chiropractic care, and many of them have experienced the benefits firsthand.
In the case of Shane Weber, owner of multiple franchise clinics with The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Georgia, chiropractic care changed his life for the better. After launching his first business at the age of 22, Shane became a public speaker, helping to build leadership and sales skills for corporate teams across the country. The constant traveling caused severe back pains that didn’t resolve until Shane saw a chiropractor. After this breakthrough, he knew he wanted to get off the road and build a business for himself. He started researching franchise opportunities.
“When I discovered The Joint Chiropractic and looked at the simplicity of the business model, I knew that I had to invest in this business,” Weber says. “Chiropractic care has been so beneficial to me personally, and the fact that I have four clinics open in Atlanta proves that there is a tremendous need. The Joint Chiropractic allows people to get treated quickly and affordably, and as an owner, you not only get the financial rewards, but you’re helping people in your community.”