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WALL STREET JOURNAL - The Joint announces clinic opening in Connecticut

Wall Street Journal


Date: April 19, 2013


The Joint Corp., a leading franchisor of chiropractic clinics, is proud to announce the opening of its newest location in Connecticut with the opening of its Fairfield clinic. The clinic is owned by Mr. Larry Coco and will be managed by his son Michael.

The Joint opens in Fairfield, Conn. (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Coco has an esteemed career in sales, management and marketing, and is an accomplished public speaker and President of Coco Training. Looking for new business interests when presented with The Joint concept, he knew it was the one. After tragically losing his daughter Danielle, he feels this concept allows him to keep her legacy alive. "I believe the vision of what The Joint represents is a strong one -- opening doors to health and wellness in a more affordable way," says Mr. Coco. "It provides a needed service to the community, exactly what my Danielle would be doing today." During their Grand Opening the Coco family will be dedicating the clinic to Danielle.

Mr. Coco is proud to announce his clinic doctor, Stephen Rutkowski, D.C. Dr. Rutkowski received his B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University and his Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. He is past Assistant Professor of Clinical Services at University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic and has sat on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. "I want to be part of the revolutionary trend in health and wellness. I believe The Joint will be at the forefront of delivering a new model of chiropractic care. This will make it more affordable for patients, who up until now have found it to be inaccessible due to the rising cost of healthcare," states Dr. Rutkowski.

Come visit Dr. Rutkowski at 1215 Post Road at the Fairfield at The Brick Walk Promenade. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 10 to 7 and Saturday 10 to 4.

Join The Joint Fairfield on May 3(rd) for its Grand Opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. There will be refreshments, free adjustments to the first 100 visitors, clinic tours, and giveaways from noon until 9:00 p.m. Entertainment begins late afternoon with a guest appearance by Mark Rivera, long time saxophone player for the Billy Joel Band and Music Director for Ringo Starr.

"Mr. Coco has an esteemed career and knows The Joint model is the wave of the future in chiropractic care," says CEO of The Joint, John Leonesio. He adds, "In addition to the wealth of business knowledge, his foresight for building a legacy for his family truly shows his passion."


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

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