Unprecedented Growth for The Joint...the chiropractic place

100th Clinic Opens in Sacramento, California

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - March 28, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Joint Corp., a leading franchisor of chiropractic clinics, is proud to announce the opening of its 100th clinic in Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento, Calif. The clinic is owned by Dr. Stephen Harkins of Harkins Chiropractic Corp. and is managed by The Joint franchisees, Chris, Rory and Sean O’Neal.

Of the milestone, CEO John Leonesio said, “The unparalleled growth of The Joint is a clear reflection of the public's inherent need and desire for improved well-being.” He added, “Offering high quality chiropractic care at a very affordable price has struck a chord with people, and achieving this milestone is only the beginning. We look forward to continued growth and redefining the chiropractic industry.

"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 explained. "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."

With more than 30 years of experience in health care management, Sean O’Neal served two decades of that time as a hospital CEO, overseeing its operations and embarking on numerous joint ventures with physicians during his tenure. Founder of Joint Ventures LLC, Sean also co-founded SurgCenter Development in 2002, developing over 100 outpatient ambulatory surgical centers. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

Such firm believers in what The Joint franchise model has to offer in addition to this clinic, The O’Neals have been awarded 35 additional clinics in Northern California, six in Nevada and one in Washington state. They are also the Regional Developers in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Reno and Boise.

“The O’Neals have displayed an incredible business sense and possess an innate ability to fully develop their businesses both economically and strategically,” said Leonesio. “They are, without question, one of the leading entrepreneurial families in this country and will undoubtedly make The Joint highly profitable.”

About The Joint Corporation

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 concept offers convenient hours and no appointments are necessary. The Joint was ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 at #285 and in Inc. Magazine Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies at #94. For more information visit thejoint.com.

The Joint has 372 clinics open or in development in 24 states.

About John Leonesio

John Leonesio is a recognized expert in the health, wellness and franchise industry, with more than 40 years’ experience. In the 1970s, 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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