Columbia Star – Local couple opens first clinic in Columbia area
Couple opens first The Joint franchise in Columbia
Bob and Janet Keen have brought a new option for health and wellness to Columbia. The Keens opened the first The Joint franchise store in Columbia at 4710C Forest Drive in December 2013.
Janet Keen says that she had been praying for a family business opportunity for a long time. Her husband, Bob Keen, is a retired retail pharmacist with Revco Pharmacy and medical business consultant for the local franchise Business Management Recruiters.
After much research and hearing many testimonials from individuals who have benefitted from regular, frequent chiropractic care, Keen decided that The Joint business concept is a timely and effective response to the rising costs of healthcare and the importance of maintaining good health and improved quality of life.
Dr. David Silvey left his chiropractic practice in Cookville, Tennessee, and moved his family to Columbia to work as the chief chiropractor at The Joint with the Keen family. It is Dr. Silvey's passion that this new method of offering chiropractic services on a regular, weekly basis for affordable prices brings the best health benefits for his patients.
At The Joint, Dr. Silvey offers chiropractic care he says can help with the management of and relief from pain from back and neck conditions, leg pain (sciatica) knee, foot and ankle pain, shoulder and elbow pain, carpal syndrome, migraine, tension headaches, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, stress disorders, fibromyalgia, bursitis, arthritis and chronic injuries. Dr. Silvey also stresses that regular chiropractic care provides preventative care and improves overall health and wellness for both children and adults.
Dr. Silvey received his doctor of chiropractic from the National College. He now treats over 100 clients a week at The Joint and hopes that number will grow as more people hear about this healthcare opportunity. The Joint is available for walk-in clients. Dr. Silvey says the initial consultation usually takes one-half hour. Dr. Silvey will refer individuals to other medical providers for X-rays or an MRI if he feels this is necessary. After the first walk-in consultation, clients have the opportunity to purchase a membership and no appointments are required for a chiropractic treatment session.
Bob Keen reminds his clients, "You don't have to feel bad to feel better."
More information about The Joint can be found at www.thejoint.com. There are currently two locations in Greenville, S.C., one in Anderson, S. C., and one in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. For more information about the Columbia location on Forest Drive, call 790-6800.