Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): January 18, 2018

The Joint Corp.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


16767 N. Perimeter Drive, Suite 240
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
(480) 245-5960

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company [ X ]


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [ X ]


Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

     On January 18, 2018, The Joint Corp. (the “Company”) issued a press release which included the announcement of certain results of operations for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

     The information furnished in this Item 2.02 and Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)     Exhibits

Exhibit Number Description
99.1 Press Release dated January 18, 2018. 


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 The Joint Corp.
Date: January 18, 2018By: /s/ Peter D. Holt        
  Name: Peter D. Holt
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer



Exhibit Number Description
99.1 Press Release dated January 18, 2018. 



The Joint Corp. Opens 400th Clinic

41 net new franchised clinics opened in 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ:JYNT), a national operator, manager and franchisor of chiropractic clinics, reached 400 open clinics systemwide in January, 2018, having opened 41 net new franchised clinics during 2017.

Peter Holt, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Joint Corp., said, “We are proud to achieve the 400th clinic milestone, which demonstrates that we are continuing to expand The Joint Corp.’s scale and brand recognition. Patients who seek quality chiropractic care that is convenient and affordable are increasingly choosing The Joint, and we look forward to helping them attain continued wellness in the new year. We expect to welcome even more new patients in 2018 as we continue to support our franchisees in identifying prime locations for further expansion.”  

On November 9, 2017, management stated that it expected to open 40 to 50 net new franchised clinics in 2017. The Joint opened 41 during 2017, ending the year with 399 clinics in the system.

The 400th The Joint Chiropractic location opened on Jan. 11, 2018 in Weston, Florida. It is the third location owned by David Roy, MD and managed by Robert Meek, MD.

Dr. Meek said, “We believe in The Joint Chiropractic’s value to patients, employees and owners. We’re proud to broaden our reach and our ability to provide an affordable, convenient approach to chiropractic care.”

About The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ:JYNT)
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Joint is reinventing chiropractic by making quality care convenient and affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. A no-appointment policy and convenient hours and locations make care more accessible, and affordable membership plans and packages eliminate the need for insurance. With 400 clinics nationwide and more than 4 million patient visits annually, The Joint is an emerging growth company and key leader in the chiropractic profession. For more information, visit www.thejoint.com or follow the brand on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Business Structure
The Joint Corp. is a franchisor of clinics and an operator of clinics in certain states. In Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington, The Joint and its franchisees provide management services to affiliated professional chiropractic practices.

Media Contact: Molly Hottle: molly.hottle@thejoint.com; 480-245-5960 x202

Investor Contact: Kirsten Chapman/Becky Herrick, LHA Investor Relations, 415-433-3777, thejoint@lhai.com