Claude Thériault completed his certificate as a massage therapist at Institut Kiné-Concept, in Montreal, in May 2003, and a few months later, in September, he opened his private clinic. Simultaneously, he continued his education specializing in massokinesitherapy and sports massage. On a temporary basis at his beginning, Claude was called in to assist the assistants to the equipment manager and the visiting team coordinator on game days. He has now been now part of the medical staff on a full time basis, entering his second complete season with the Montreal Canadiens. Claude Thériault, 44, was born and raised in Ville Lasalle.