The Joint Corp. Announces the Awarding of St. Louis Regional Developers

Massage Envy franchises plan to open 20 clinics


December 22, 2011

The Joint Corp., a leading franchisor of chiropractic clinics, announced today the awarding of the St. Louis region to Bruce Conner and Mike Klearman for the development of 20 clinics in Missouri Region. The first clinic is scheduled to open in January, 2012.

In addition to being a Massage Envy franchise in St. Louis, Mr. Conner has been an independent sales representative for 25 years, the last three with a company he started, Lifetime Medical. Prior to that, he was with Stryker Orthopedics. "After learning the franchise business over five years ago, I became extremely motivated to assist others in owning and operating their own businesses," said Conner. "By eliminating the expensive extra costs typically found in most chiropractic clinics, The Joint can focus on the manual aspect of chiropractic care which will reduce the overall cost to the consumer - it the perfect business model."

A native of St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Missouri, Mr. Klearman owns and operates two Massage Envy locations in the St. Louis area. With a professional career built around management and financial planning, Klearman has often been a strong proponent of health and wellness and feels The Joint has a natural synergy with the Massage Envy concept. "There are many similarities between both franchise models. Like Massage Envy, by making chiropractic care affordable and very convenient for the patient, services are mutually-beneficial and rewarding for both parties," said Klearman.

"Bruce Conner and Mike Klearman are dynamic partners who clearly understand the intrinsic needs of chiropractic care. They are firmly entrenched in the St. Louis market and know the demographics of the city very well," said John Leonesio, CEO of The Joint…a chiropractic place. "They also possess those sets of intangibles that all highly-successful entrepreneurs have and it has served them well with Massage Envy and it will continue to serve them well with The Joint. I'm very excited to have them both join our team."

An industry leader in health and wellness, Leonesio is a staunch advocate of chiropractic care. "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 101 clinics open or in development in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Missouri, Illinois and Utah and has 182 units under agreement with additional Regional Developers.


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 convenient and no appointments. For more information visit