SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT), an operator and franchisor of chiropractic clinics, announced today that it has appointed James Edwards, D.C. as Chief Chiropractic & Compliance Officer. In this new role, Dr. Edwards will be responsible for ensuring that doctors of The Joint Chiropractic and The Joint's more than 250 clinics and nearly 750 doctors deliver quality care that adheres to the operating standards of the profession. Dr. Edwards will also play a key role in D.C. training and in creating content that helps educate patients on the value of ongoing maintenance care. Dr. Edwards brings a wealth of experience to The Joint including significant clinical and leadership experience gained from more than three decades of service to the chiropractic profession. He is a graduate of Arkansas State University and Logan College of Chiropractic. Notable leadership positions include his current service as Representative Assemblyman for the State of Texas to the International Chiropractors Association (ICA); his past service as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA); President of the American Chiropractic Foundation; past Treasurer for the ACA as well as serving as its District VI Regional Governor. Additional prominent leadership posts held by Dr. Edwards include having served as Chairman of the ACA-PAC and Chairman of the National Chiropractic Legal Action Fund.
In his distinguished career, two separate sitting Kansas governors have appointed Dr. Edwards to the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts where he served for a total of eight years. Dr. Edwards has been a delegate from the State of Kansas to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners as well as the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. In recognition of his lifetime of service to the chiropractic profession, Dr. Edwards has received more than 50 awards including "Doctor of the Year" from the Kansas Chiropractic Association, "Doctor of the Year" from Dynamic Chiropractic, and "Chiropractor of the Year" from ACA. Dr. Edwards is an active author and expert contributor to various professional journals and trade publications.
"We are delighted to have Dr. Edwards as part of our executive team," said David Orwasher, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Joint Corp. "His vast experience both clinically and as a recognized leader of long-standing in the chiropractic profession will help us reach the next level in the delivery of quality, chiropractic care while remaining true to our mission to make efficacious chiropractic care accessible and affordable to all. I could not be more pleased to have him join us at this key juncture in our growth."
Dr. Edwards said, "I am thrilled to be a part of The Joint's executive team as Chief Chiropractic and Compliance Officer. I am excited to bring both my experience and passionate commitment to the profession to The Joint, and to be in a position to help chart the course of this exciting, innovative, young enterprise. I have always admired The Joint's strategic purpose to raise awareness of the benefits of routine chiropractic care and make it available, convenient and affordable to nearly everyone."
To download a headshot, click here: http://bit.ly/1JeFPpP
About The Joint Corp.
Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., The Joint Chiropractic is reinventing chiropractic care by making quality alternative healthcare affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. Our membership plans and packages eliminate the need for insurance, and our no-appointment policy, convenient hours and locations make care more accessible. The Joint performs more than two million spinal adjustments a year across 250+ clinics nationwide. For more information, visit www.thejoint.com, follow us on Twitter @thejointchiro and find us on Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
480-664-8412, ext. 15
SOURCE The Joint Corp.