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The Structural Elements Method Helps People Reach Their Personal Best


Structural Elements is not your average wellness clinic. Filling a critical gap in the health and orthopedic care markets, the brand offers a transformative and therapeutic approach that focuses on how the body functions. Looking to bring this concept to more markets through franchising, Structural Elements strives to develop long-term relationships with its patients and maintain a presence as an active, trusted business in the community run by passionate entrepreneurs.

Doug Bertram, L.AC., MTCM, the founder and CEO of Structural Elements, has been helping those plagued with chronic and acute orthopedic dysfunctions for more than 20 years. Doug has dedicated his life to developing a proprietary treatment method to assist people in finding approachable solutions to their chronic pain and unsuccessful treatments.

The Structural Elements story goes back to 1995, when Doug started as a massage therapist focusing on athletic injuries. A seasoned athlete himself, with three Ironman triathlons and numerous ultramarathons under his belt, he recognized his own need for effective and ongoing treatment options for his orthopedic ailments. Operating on the fundamental belief that the body is a single unit, Doug developed a unique mapping technique locating patterns of focal adhesions in response to mechanical stress.

Personally sought out by his peers for his method, Doug tutored other students on the technique that would later be refined to become Structural Elements. This proprietary treatment approach assesses and treats adhesions in connective tissue. Patients enjoy the benefits of acupuncture, dry needling, manual soft tissue manipulation, chronic pain relief and treatment for overall needs in helping them achieve orthopedic wellness.

The difference lies in the Structural Elements method. The Structural Elements system can be practiced by physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and osteopathic physicians alike. Eager to empower more therapists and help more people achieve their personal best, Doug partnered with Jason Knicley, PT, DPT, MTC, CDNT, to begin franchising the Structural Elements model. Not only does Structural Elements look to be more active in the community, but it also aims to replicate its success through franchising without compromising core values, keeping patients first.

Joining the Structural Elements franchise is a unique opportunity to balance a passion for wellness with achieving personal entrepreneurial goals. With Structural Elements, you get access to a proven system based on years of business and medical experience, plus comprehensive initial training, site selection and build-out assistance, distinctive image and interior design, group vendor savings and ongoing expert access. Dedicated to helping others reach their personal best, Structural Elements knows you still got it.

Want to help your community achieve their personal best? Join the movement and learn more about the benefits of joining Structural Elements.



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Structural Elements® was founded on the idea that better orthopedic care exists and should be available to people everywhere. Our team has changed the delivery of and access to that care across the country. Ready to join the movement? Access information on franchising costs, clinic build out plans and therapist support by filling out this form.

Franchise Opportunity

Your submission of this form does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. Structural Elements® Franchising, LLC offers and sells franchises only in accordance with procedures designed to ensure that the Company complies with laws governing the offer and sale of franchises. These procedures include the delivery of a written disclosure document to the prospective franchisee before the Company can begin to discuss the possible sale of a franchise.