The Houston Herald – The Joint announces opening of 12th clinic in the Houston Region

The Joint Corp. Announces New Clinic in the Houston Area



Published: January 24, 2013


Growth continues with 12th clinic opening in League City

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. - The Joint Corp., a leading franchisor of chiropractic clinics, is proud to announce the opening of its newest clinic in the Houston region with the opening of the League City clinic. The clinic is owned and operated by Mr. Shawn Bishop and Mr. Mark To.

The Joint…the chiropractic place now has 12 clinics serving the Houston community.

The Joint is operated by Massage Envy's Founder and former CEO John Leonesio. "Shawn and Mark are a very successful team and understand franchising and have enjoyed a tremendous level of success. They have a great deal of knowledge of the membership model and will be a dynamic asset to the growth in the Houston market," states Mr. Leonesio.

Regional Developers Anne and David Glover are not surprised by the growth. "We knew the magic that John had worked with Massage Envy and the membership model. John is the master at simplifying the service delivery process and creating value for the consumer," states Mr. Glover. "In addition with lower start-up costs and minimal staffing needs, the profit potential is quite impressive," adds Mrs. Glover.

The Glovers are also regional developers in the Dallas, San Antonio and Austin markets.

"We were very excited about The Joint because it makes chiropractic care convenient and affordable. With great hours and an affordable pricing model we know this concept will be an instant success. We also liked the fact that John Leonesio was behind the concept. After working with John at Massage Envy and experiencing how he streamlines concepts to be successful we knew we had to be a part of this," states Mr. To.

The Joint League City clinic is located at 1620 West FM 646, Suite C or call 281-724-0088. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 10-7 and Saturday 10 to 4. For additional clinics in the Houston region please go to


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

The Joint has 343 clinics open or in development in 24 states.


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