The Joint vs Structural Elements Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of The Joint vs Structural Elements including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

The Joint Franchise
Structural Elements Franchise
Investment $183,497 - $378,697$190,250 - $638,900
Franchise Fee $39,900$45,000
Royalty Fee 7%8%
Advertising Fee 2%1%
Year Founded 1999-
Year Franchised 2003-
Term Of Agreement --
Term Of Agreement --
Renewal Fee --

Business Experience Requirements

The Joint Franchise
Structural Elements Franchise
Experience --

Financing Options

The Joint Franchise
Structural Elements Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/Yes-/-
Start-up Costs -/Yes-/-
Equipment -/Yes-/-
Inventory -/Yes-/-
Receivables -/Yes-/-
Payroll -/Yes-/-

Training & Support

The Joint Franchise
Structural Elements Franchise
Training On-The-Job Training: 40 hours Classroom Training: 43 hours -
Support Purchasing Co-ops Newsletter Meetings/Conventions Toll-Free Line Grand Opening Online Support Security/Safety Procedures Field Operations Site Selection Proprietary Software Franchisee Intranet Platform-
Marketing Co-op Advertising Ad Templates National Media Regional Advertising Social media SEO Website development Email marketing-
Operations Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 3 - 5 -

Expansion Plans

The Joint Franchise
Structural Elements Franchise
US Expansion YesYes
Canada Expansion --
International Expansion Yes-

Company Overviews

About The Joint

The Joint Chiropractic franchise has taken the chiropractic industry by storm and risen from a small number of stores to over 350 locations open across the country in less than a decade. The Joint offers customers a monthly membership and low costs for basic chiropractic care - starting at $39 per visit. No appointments required, no insurance needed and offering extended evening and weekend hours has given an entire generation of customers access to the health and wellness benefits of chiropractic maintenance care.

Veteran Incentives  15% off franchise fee
"Top          "Entrepreneur
#6 in Gator's Top franchises.
#78 in Franchise 500 for 2020.
#58 in Franchise 500 for 2021.

About Structural Elements

As a Franchisee of Structural Elements you will have the opportunity to build your own business with the added support of our brand, approach, business model and business coaching. We believe in this model and have a desire to bring wellness to more people in more communities across the country. As we partner to achieve your goals as business owner and our goals to build and spread our brand, our relationship is a crucial key to everyone’s success. As we build our franchise partner community, we will strive to keep it collaborative, while keeping the integrity of the brand and approach in the forefront.
Structural Elements has the right fit for your orthopedic wellness clinic. With a scalable practice size and the option to create a stand-alone clinic or build within another business, you have flexibility to create the clinic you have always envisioned. As a franchisee with Structural Elements®, you will receive:orthopedic wellness clinic

As a franchisee of Structural Elements you will receive:

Comprehensive Training

Every franchisee attends Structural Elements® start-up training in Hagerstown, MD. With over a decade of experience, our expert instructors will cover every aspect of owning, managing, and building a Structural Elements® business. Executed over two weeks at our headquarters, you will spend time in the classroom and in a Structural Elements® clinic, with real-world, on the job training.

Site selection and Build-Out

Selecting the right site and managing the build-out is critical to the success of your business. We will help you navigate each step of finding and building out your clinic in your exclusive territory.

Distinctive Design

Classic and modern, our interiors combine the best of traditional practices with a new, vibrant environment that is designed to give all locations a “spa-like” feel.

Ongoing Expert Access

Our franchisees have direct access to experts who can help you manage and operate your Structural Elements® franchise

Group Buying Power

As a Structural Elements® franchisee, you’ll enjoy the savings provided by our group buying power. We continually research products and services to identify vendors that would benefit our system and our patients.

You will also receive:

The Regional Developer develops, owns and operates multiple clinics within their respective territory. Each of these clinics is under agreement with a Clinic Franchisee, who owns and operates a physical clinic. Our Regional Develper agreement works well with developers who are seeking ownership of multiple clinics on a higher level. The Clinic Franchise establishes, owns and operates a physical, franchised clinic within a Regional Developer’s territory. Clinic Franchise owners lease prepared clinic rooms to Micro Franchisees - Clinic Franchises can also be Micro Franchisees. If you are looking to be more involved in the operations of a single clinic, our Clinic Franchise agreement offers the perfect opportunity. The Micro Franchise, a licensed therapist who can be a chiropractor, physical therapist, acupuncturist, osteopath physician or a massage therapist and has also been trained in the (se)® method, provides services to patients. If you are a wellness professional, our Micro Franchise agreement is a great place to start your (se)® journey.

The Area Representative, also known as the Master Therapist, is a Micro Franchisee that is responsible for sourcing and training other Micro Franchisees in the (se)® methods and maintaining quality standards within an entire region. Our Area Representative agreement offers the chance to share your knowledge of (se)® with other therapists who are seeking the future of wellness. (se)® is proud to participate in the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program and offers qualified veterans a 10% discount off of the Initial Franchise Fee. We may require that candidates comply with certain terms and conditions to qualify for the discount. *Based on respective 2019 Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs).