Dr Parenteau – Chiropractic, Manual Therapy and Exercise Rehabilitation
Specializing in exercise rehabilitation and manual therapy, Dr. Parenteau has joined the team at METRO INTEGRATED HEALTH here in downtown Victoria.
He is a National Board Certified chiropractor in both the United States and Canada. He practiced in Santa Rosa, California from 2002 until 2007 when he moved his family to the most health concious and beautiful city in the world: Victoria, B.C.
Dr. Parenteau was born in Sorel, Québec and grew up partly in Victoria, B.C. He is fully bilingual in French and English and is the author of a monthly health column for the “Société francophone de Victoria.”
Dr. Parenteau has taught low back health and headache classes at the University of Victoria’s Continuing Studies Department.
Dr. Parenteau’s Education
University of Victoria 1994-1997 General Sciences
University of Alberta 1997-1999 Kinesiology
University 1999-2002 Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Parenteau wrestled competitively in high school and college and currently maintains his fitness through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He also worked as head medical supervisor for the Maria Carillo high school wrestling program from 2004 to 2006 in Santa Rosa, California. He was also the head medical supervisor for the 2004 and 2005 North Coast Section California Wrestling Championships.
Dr. Parenteau uses all of the tools available to him in order to get patients to overcome their physical problems. Office visits are at the same cost regardless of which (and sometimes all) of these licensed treatments are applied to you, the patient, in order to cure — not manage — your pain and limitations:
- home exercise prescriptions
- ergonomic education (i.e.: how to sit, lift and act safely at work)
- ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, heat, ice (the full scope of physiotherapy options)
- in-clinic, supervised exercise rehabilitation
- the full scope of manual therapy: 1.) athletic therapy stretching 2.) sports massage (myofascial release) 3.) joint mobilization 4.) joint manipulation
The goal of Dr. Parenteau and the METRO team is to help patients overcome their symptoms and limitations, not to simply keep them in a revolving door of on going treatment with no end.