April 17, 2012 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Arizona - The Joint Corp., a leading franchisor of chiropractic clinics, announced today the awarding of the Inland Empire, California region to Ms. Christina Ybañez for the development of 16 clinics in the area.
A genuine self-starter and equipped with an entrepreneurial spirit, Ybañez became familiar with chiropractic care after suffering from severe back pain. “After spending thousands of dollars on traditional medicine to try to alleviate the insufferable pain I was in, I reached out to chiropractic care as a last resort. Since then I fully realized how beneficial and important routine chiropractic care is,” said Ybañez, a business graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso. “You shouldn’t have to wait to get hurt to see a chiropractor, from experience I have realized should be part of your health and wellness plan.”
From this first hand experience, Ms. Ybañez knew the moment she was presented with The Joint’s business model that this was the business she wanted to pursue. “When I learned of the simple affordability and convenience of The Joint model, I knew I wanted to help others who could not afford routine chiropractic care. Not to mention the ability to stop by an ultra-modern-looking office and not having to wait hours on end to see someone,” added Ybañez. “Add to that no insurance hassles and the concept is the direction that health care is going.”
In addition, Ms.Ybañez has also been awarded eight additional clinics in the Las Vegas, Nevada region. A meticulous team player who prides herself on integrity, honesty and loyalty, Ybañez is excited to get The Joints up and running in her areas.
“Christina will be a real asset to The Joint family as she is a tireless worker who will continually strive to provide the ultimate chiropractic care experience for the customer,” said John Leonesio, CEO of The Joint and founder and former CEO of Massage Envy.
“I had heard of the phenomenal success of the Massage Envy brand and I sincerely feel The Joint concept will follow right along and be as successful, if not more so, than Massage Envy. John Leonesio has an uncanny ability to get to the nuts and bolts of what the consumer needs and more importantly, what they can afford,” said Ybañez.
An industry leader in health, wellness and franchising Leonesio is a staunch advocate of chiropractic care. "Making the benefits of quality chiropractic care both extremely affordable and convenient to the millions of Americans who need it can't happen fast enough. Our standardized clinic model is ideal for brand awareness and rapid growth through franchising. We believe it will set a new benchmark in the industry for clients and for Chiropractors who will both benefit from its ability to deliver the highest standard of care simply and inexpensively.”
The Joint Corporation was founded in Tucson Arizona in 1999, with a vision to transform the traditional and confusing concept of chiropractic care into a simple and affordable reality. Today, The Joint...the chiropractic place creates a new philosophy of chiropractic care where clients can utilize chiropractic treatment as an integral part of their health and wellness program. The Joint offers convenience and no appointments. For more information visit thejoint.com.
The Joint has 165 clinics open or in development in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Nebraska, Florida, North Carolina, , Georgia, South Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Missouri, Minneapolis and Utah.
John Leonesio is a recognized expert in the health, wealth and franchise industry, with more than 40 years’ experience. In the 1970's, Mr. Leonesio co-founded Scandinavian Health Spas, growing it from one club to 40 clubs before selling to Bally Health and Fitness in 1985. In 1990, he co-founded The Q, the Sports Club, growing it from one unit to 20 units in five years, before selling to 24 Hour Fitness. In 2002, Leonesio founded Massage Envy. In just six years, he took it from concept to a $300 million operation with more than 800 licenses awarded.
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