At The Joint …the chiropractic place, they are creating a new philosophy of care where patients can utilize chiropractic treatments as a way to maintain and improve their overall health. “Regular chiropractic adjustments are an important part of a wellness program, just as healthy eating and regular exercise. These treatments allow the body to function better on all levels. The Joint specializes in affordable and convenient maintenance chiropractic adjustments provided by experienced and dedicated chiropractors,” said Bill Bargfrede, franchisee of The Joint…the chiropractic place. Bargefrede, along with his wife and business partner, Debra Saum, are Encinitas residents who look forward to offering North County residents accessible and affordable chiropractic care in a relaxed and positive environment.

Located in the Kohl’s Center on El Camino Real, at the corner of Via Molena, The Joint is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Our philosophy is that no one should have to wait to receive the care they need to feel better. Additionally, our no appointment necessary policy makes it possible for everyone to get in and see the doctor—even those trying to juggle work and family activities,” explained Bargfrede.

[quote]In most cases a full month of care at The Joint costs less than most co-pays for a single visit elsewhere, and no insurance is needed.
~Bill Bargfrede,
The Joint[/quote]

Another important component of The Joint’s innovative approach to chiropractic care is affordability. According to Bargfrede, the introductory adjustment is $19*, and a membership plan is available that offers four visits per month for $49**. “In most cases,” stated Bargfrede, “a full month of care at The Joint costs less than most co-pays for a single visit elsewhere, and no insurance is needed.”

The Joint Corp 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. “There are now more than 298 clinics in over 23 states,” related Bargfrede. The Joint Corp is operated by the founder and former CEO of Massage Envy, John Leonesio, and was recently ranked #94 in the Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies list for 2012 and was also included in the Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot Trends in Franchising for 2012.

Bargefrede and Saum invite Encinitas residents to come in and experience how regular chiropractic care can improve their quality of life and overall wellness. For more information, please visit