DOWNEY - An express chiropractic office that offers chiropractic services without the need of an appointment is opening at Downey Landing.The Joint secured a conditional use permit from the planning commission earlier this month and will operate in the same building as Massage Envy. According to a city staff report, The Joint is unlike a traditional chiropractic office in that several patients are examined simultaneously in a large treatment room. Patients are charged $29 per visit, or $49 for a monthly subscription that includes up to four treatments. The Joint is expected to offer quick exams and adjustments only, city officials said. Patients likely will receive referrals for x-rays or prescribed massages. "It should be noted that although the applicant is proposing to refer all massage services to other providers, state law prevents the city from prohibiting the business owner from providing massage that is under the supervision of a chiropractor," noted senior planner Dave Blumenthal in a report to planning commissioners. "Nevertheless, pursuant to the restrictions of the specific plan, any massage therapist is required to have a state massage therapist license." The Joint will occupy 1,296 square feet. Its proposed hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
********** Published: March 21, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 49