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Pierre-Yves Butheau, MPT, CMP

Leading Physical Therapist and Facial Therapist In The Seattle Area

A native of Lyon, France, Pierre graduated with a Master Of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 2002.
He moved to Seattle shortly after a trip to the PNW, and has worked with varied patient populations, from 5 to 107 years old, in orthopedics, neurologic, sports, geriatrics and pain clinics settings.

He has attended hundred of hours of continued education to better his skills and to continue providing the best possible care to his patients, as well as to continue learning in the constantly changing world of physical therapy.

He has taken and participated in courses by The Mulligan Concept / Brian Mulligan, The McKenzie Institute, The Institute of Physical Art, The American Physical Therapy Association, The North American Institute Of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, The Institute of Clinical Excellence, The McConell Institute, Rekinetics, David Musnick, MD, Carol Kennedy, BScPT,MCISc(c), FCAMPT, David McCune PT,MPthy ST, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, Hermann and Wallace, Great Lake Seminars, The Upledger Institute.

In 2010, Pierre became a Certified Mulligan Practitioner as he has continuously been impressed and rewarded with the immediate results he has obtained with his patients after attending Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T. courses. He has attended several classes with Brian Mulligan himself.
Pierre has been using his manual skills with this technique ever since and has had excellent, long lasting results as his patients have been able to self treat with some of these techniques.

Over the past 6 years, Pierre has developed a special interest in treating Bell’s palsy and facial paralysis after experiencing firsthand it’s physical and for some, emotional, effects. After treating successfully his own Bell’s palsy, he decided to make Bell’s palsy an entire part of his practice as this population of patients is largely underserved, and often left untreated besides the initial medical visits… With the patients wondering what to do and how to be proactive in their recovery. This can leads to long term facial changes and asymmetries, which can be devastating for the patient.

Pierre has been taught and mentored in person by the most experienced facial therapists in the world, including Jackie Diels, Catriona Neville and Susan Rankin. He continues attending continued education and facial nerve symposium, such as IFNS ( International Facial Nerve Symposium) and staying up to date with the latest research on facial nerve rehab and surgical topic. He is also a member of FTSI, Facial Therapist Specialist International.

On his spare time, Pierre loves playing tennis, running, hiking, snowboarding, spending time with family and friends, traveling locally and globally, listening to indie music and attending concerts, learning more about other cultures and food, looking or enjoying various art forms, sipping on wine and making craft cocktails.

“Being a physical therapist is my passion and so is thoroughly listening to my patients, helping them and educating them to regain pain-free movement and learn how to manage their condition and function independently, improve their quality of life…& achieve their individual physical goals… No matter if it is running a marathon, being able to climb stairs, or being able to take care of a loved one.”