August 16, 2012 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Arizona - Inc. magazine today ranked The Joint…the chiropractic place on its annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, American Apparel, Oracle, and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.
"Being named to the Inc. 500 is the ultimate validation of The Joint vision and business model," said John Leonesio, CEO. "To go from the mere idea of providing affordable chiropractic care to the millions of Americans who need it, to awarding nearly 300 franchises in just two years is fantastic. And when you look at the list, you can see we're in there with some of the best companies in America. I couldn't be more proud of what we have done— and continue to do— to make The Joint another great American success story."
‘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, Leonesio added. “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 1999 in Tucson Arizona with a vision to transform the traditional and confusing concept of chiropractic care into a simple and affordable reality. Now based in Scottsdale, Arizona The Joint 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 convenient hours and no appointments are necessary. For more information visit thejoint.com.
The Joint has 278 clinics open or in development in 21 states.
John Leonesio is a recognized expert in the health, wellness and franchise industry, with more than 40 years experience. In the 1970's, John co-founded Scandinavian Health Spa's, growing it to 40 locations before selling to Bally Health and Fitness in 1985. In 1990, he co-founded The Q, the Sports Club, growing it to twenty units in five years, before selling to 24 Hour Fitness. In 2002, Leonesio founded Massage Envy. In just 6 short years, he took it from concept to a $300 million operation with more than 800 licenses awarded.
Barbara Carrera Holland