The Joint Corp. announces the awarding of San Diego Regional Developer

Massage Envy Regional Developer plans to open 22 clinics


The Joint Corp., a leading franchisor of chiropractic clinics, announced today the awarding of the San Diego Region to Mr. Dennis Conklin for the development of 22 clinics in the area.

Mr. Conklin is the current Regional Developer with Massage Envy and European Wax Center in the San Diego market. After successfully building the region with these business concepts, Mr. Conklin began looking for other successful opportunities. Hearing a new membership based concept was being started by John Leonesio, Founder and former CEO of Massage Envy and current CEO of The Joint, Dennis knew this was the business for him.

A lifelong fitness buff, Dennis knows firsthand the importance of wellness and quality of life and that "The Joint is about health and wellness and that is becoming a bigger and bigger part of everyone's life," says Mr. Conklin adding, "The low, affordable price and the ease of receiving professional chiropractic service at The Joint is what will set this industry and our concept to grow by leaps and bounds."

Mr. Conklin is also Founder and Owner of Sheer Delight Hosiery and Forever Young Skincare. He enjoys working out, boating and developing new businesses. And he is the proud father of 3 children and grandfather of 4.

"Dennis is both a successful Regional Developer selling over 40 franchisees in the region and also has enjoyed tremendous success as a franchise owner of 5 extremely successful clinics. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the membership model concept and his expertise of the San Diego market is a dynamic combination for where this concept is going," said Mr. Leonesio. Mr. Leonesio goes on, "Making the benefits of quality chiropractic care both extremely affordable and convenient to the millions of American's 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 has 81 clinics open or in development in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Missouri and Utah and has 180 units under agreement with additional Regional Developers.


The Joint Corporation was founded in 1999 by Dr. Fred Gerretzen, 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 convenient and no appointments. For more information visit


John Leonesio is recognized expert in the health and wellness franchise industry, with more than 40 years experience. In the 1970's, Mr. Leonesio co-founded Scandinavian Health Spa's, 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 6 years, he took it from concept to a $300 million operation with more than 800