The fast-growing chiropractic franchise is actively seeking savvy entrepreneurs and existing chiropractors to open new locations in Maryland & the nation’s capital
The Joint Chiropractic® is revolutionizing the chiropractic industry by ushering in a level of mainstream credibility for the $16 billion chiropractic market1. With more than 600 locations open and many more in development throughout the United States, The Joint is leading the way in making chiropractic care an essential and affordable part of health and wellness for the millions of people seeking relief from back, neck, and joint pain without the use of prescription drugs.
Now, The Joint is actively seeking savvy entrepreneurs and chiropractors in Maryland and Washington D.C. to take advantage of immediate opportunities.
Franchising with The Joint comes with a proven business model, an exceptional executive team that supports you in all aspects of the business, and a service that will help many Maryland and Washington D.C. residents who are suffering from back and neck pain.
“We haven’t revolutionized chiropractic care; the reason why we’re so powerful is that we have revolutionized access to chiropractic care,” says Peter Holt, President of The Joint. “We’ve made pain management so much easier for people by placing our clinics in small box retail settings, next to where we get our coffee, our groceries, and cut our hair. The reason why so many entrepreneurs and chiropractors are investing in The Joint is because our unit economics are strong. I’ve been building and managing franchise systems for over 30 years, and in predominantly small-box retail space, and I have never seen such strong unit economics. On top of that, pain isn’t going away. We’re looking for ways to manage our pain in a holistic way, and that is what The Joint provides.”
Why Maryland & Washington D.C.? Why Now?
With nearly 7 million people in Maryland and Washington D.C., it is safe to say that both places have many people who are in dire need of treatment for their back and neck pain. According to The Good Body, the rising levels of obesity, sedentary work and home lifestyles, stress and poor diet all contribute to the astonishing fact that 80% of Americans will experience back pain in their lifetimes.
“The demand for this concept is only getting more and more relevant,” Holt says. “We’re a nation that is facing some very serious issues. We have an obesity epidemic, with 75% of Americans overweight and 34% of them obese, which creates huge issues of pain. Then we have the opioid epidemic and 75,000 people died of an overdose last year from opioids. With The Joint, we have a natural, holistic way for people to deal with their pain — people don’t want to go under the knife, they don’t want to take opioids. We’re currently the largest chiropractic franchise in the world and we’re only getting started because holistic and natural ways to treat pain are only going to become more sought after going forward.”
A recession-resistant business model and tremendous unit economics makes The Joint a wise investment
The outbreak of COVID-19 radically changed the American economy overnight – and only essential businesses were allowed to operate. As a brand that helps people find relief from chronic neck and back pain, The Joint clinics were deemed essential and our franchise owners were able to continue to help their patients heal during the crisis.
The resiliency of The Joint and our v-shaped recovery during the pandemic is a testament to our proven business model. Our clinics require a small footprint, limited overhead, staff consisting of three to four employees, and are designed to maximize profitability and growth.
Our membership model eliminates the need for insurance while providing our franchise owners with a recurring revenue stream that helps maximize profitability and potentially quickens 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.
“There is no doubt that The Joint is really connecting with entrepreneurs and chiropractors who are seeking a proven business model that can dramatically improve lives,” says Eric Simon, Vice President of Franchise Sales & Development with The Joint. “We’re incredibly proud that our franchise owners continue to be more profitable and treat more people than traditional chiropractic clinics by a large margin. Our continued nationwide growth is a reflection of both the profit potential of this business and our ability to connect with consumers in growing numbers. For entrepreneurs, The Joint is a brand that you invest in if you want to make an impact and earn a great living at the same time.”
Meet Gordon and Marvin Thornton, Regional Developers for The Joint in Maryland & Washington D.C.
Gordon Thornton was already a franchise owner with The Joint when his brother Marvin retired from the U.S. Military after a long, successful career.
Marvin, who had his life changed for the better by chiropractic care, shared his brother’s passion for owning a business that makes a positive impact in people’s lives, and they decided to go into business together.
“This is a business that brings a lot of value to people,” Marvin says. “When you see people come to your clinic in pain and leave your clinic feeling better – that’s a truly powerful thing. It’s easy to get up in the morning and go to work because you’re helping so many people feel better in their daily lives.”
Now, they own multiple franchise clinics and are two of the highest performing franchise owners in the system.
As Regional Developers for Maryland and Washington D.C., the brothers are committed to helping entrepreneurs maximize their full potential in a recession-resistant business that helps people heal.
“The level of interest we’re experiencing from entrepreneurs is incredible,” Gordon says. “I’ve owned Massage Envy franchises and The Joint is a far more straightforward business with much higher demand. Our unit level economics alone should inspire entrepreneurs to take a serious look at us, and with real estate opportunities opening up, now is the time to capitalize on the incredible demand for holistic back and neck pain.”
Ready to franchise with The Joint in Maryland & Washington D.C.?
The total investment estimate to begin operations on a new chiropractic franchise ranges from $215,297 to $476,997 and The Joint offers the potential for high returns. Our build-out costs are substantially lower than other small-box retail brands.
For in-depth details about The Joint franchise opportunity, download the free franchise report. You also can learn more by visiting The Joint Chiropractic franchise research pages.
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 600 locations nationwide and over eight 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.
For more information, visit www.thejoint.com. To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.thejointfranchise.com.
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.