Chiropractor accused of “misleading advertising”

Already convicted of misleading advertising, chiropractor Marius Jean is once again facing disciplinary offenses for false advertisements in a local newspaper as well as on his website.

Owner of the hernie clinics in Montreal, Laval, Quebec and Mont-Joli, Dr. Marius Jean once again faces the disciplinary board of the Order of Chiropractors of Quebec. The trustee accuses him of having published “false advertisements” in a local newspaper as well as on its website.

Among the alleged actions, the Dr Jean mentioned “hundreds of testimonials available in the clinic”. However, it turns out that more than 200 testimonials provided came from clients of the Zero Gravity clinics which were closed in 2013 and in which the doctor was never involved.

The chiropractor explained this situation to the Discipline Committee by the fact that he had “bought the assets of Zero Gravity [du syndic de faillite], including testimonials ”. Dr Jean says he provided a total of 400 client testimonials to the trustee, but several were 10 years old or unsigned.

Orthopedists and neurosurgeons

Advertisements from Herniated Disc clinics are also considered misleading by the Order, as it suggests that orthopedists and neurosurgeons are working in its clinics. Once again the doctor refuted this claim, saying that his advertisements made it clear that this was a chiropractic clinic.

“I am not putting my feet in the dishes,” he said. Dr Jean was thus referring to a complaint against him in 2016 when he claimed that his treatments for back pain could make people two inches taller, referring to “NASA” to validate his claim.

Controversial equipment

The clinques of Dr Jean are the “only clinics licensed” to use the controversial DRX 9000 pressure relief device. Equipment that has been banned from sale in Canada and prohibited from being promoted.

However, the website mentions a “technology recognized by Health Canada” without however specifying what technology it is. In addition, the Dr Jean refers to Dr Allan Dyer, whom he calls inventor of the “first decompression table” and former Ontario health minister to lather his equipment.

“It is clear that in his advertisement the Respondent is exaggerating. Why? To give more credibility to the devices, ”argued Mr.e Luc-Olivier Herbert, who represents the syndic of the order. The pleadings will take place Friday before the deliberation of the disciplinary council. Following the 2016 ad, Dr Jean was fined $ 2,500

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