The Joint was originally founded in 1999 by Dr. Fred Gerretzen, a doctor of chiropractic whose vision was to transform the traditional and often misunderstood concept of routine chiropractic care by making it convenient, friendly and affordable. In March 2010, The Joint was re-founded with the acquisition of the original eight franchised clinics. In four short years, The Joint…the chiropractic place® has grown to a nationwide network of more than 225 clinics and counting. We are the leader in delivering chiropractic care, performing more than one million spinal adjustments a year.


Our mission is to improve quality of life through routine and affordable chiropractic care delivered through a nationwide network of modern, comfortable chiropractic clinics staffed with experienced, licensed chiropractors. We are revolutionizing the way people receive healthcare—putting the relationship back where it belongs, between you and your doctor.

About The Joint Corp.

The Joint…the chiropractic place® is reinventing chiropractic care by making quality alternative healthcare affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. Our affordable plans and packages eliminate the need for insurance, and our no-appointment policy, convenient hours and locations make care more accessible.

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Come in and see what makes us so unique. Once you experience our innovative approach, you’ll wonder why all healthcare experiences aren’t this easy.

Did You Know?

A National Health Interview Survey found that among those who had used chiropractic for back pain, 66% perceived “great benefit” from their treatments.

Meet the Doctors


Tyson Pottenger, DC BCAO

Dr. Pottenger grew up in Germantown, Ohio, a small town South of Dayton.  Originally, he desired to become a Medical Doctor, but that goal quickly changed after his first Chiropractic experience.  In his junior year of high school, Dr. Pottenger became bothered by nagging pain in his hip / low back after a hard hit going up for a ball during a soccer match.  His father sent him to see his Chiropractor and he experienced immediate relief after his first visit.  Leaving the office that day, Dr. Pottenger decided he would become a Chiropractor instead.

He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and earned a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science.  While at Miami, he spent a summer as an intern working with spinal cord injury patients.  He graduated from Miami, married his fiancé, and moved to Atlanta in 2007 to attend Life University.   While at Life University, Dr. Pottenger benefited from a diverse education.  He also earned an additional board certification in Atlas Orthogonal (BCAO) – a technique specializing in correction of the top most bone in the spine which is often responsible for migraines.  He graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in December, 2011.

Dr. Pottenger practiced Chiropractic from early 2012 to mid-2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He has worked in a multi-disciplinary office with Medical Doctors and Physical Therapists.  Dr. Pottenger moved to Virginia in August 2015 to work within the unique wellness-based model offered by The Joint.  He and his family are excited to come to the Richmond area and he looks forward to providing years of service.


Dr. Joseph Santarsieri, DC

Joseph Santarsieri DC majored in biology at the Virginia Military Institute and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000. He worked with the Detroit Lions NFL football team from 2002 to 2004. He enjoys seeing how chiropractic helps improve the quality in his patients’ lives.
“Biomechanical correction and improvement help soft tissue and supporting muscles operate more efficiently, naturally reducing aches and pains….I see this to be fantastically true on a day to day basis with my patients!”


Dr. Vernice Taylor, DC


Dr. Peter Jones, DC


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