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We Are Seattle’s Bell’s Palsy / Facial Paralysis Physiotherapist ​Specialist​

We help people all over the world manage their symptoms, improve their facial symmetry, learn how to more efficiently stretch, and regain and improve their facial function and movement via online consultations

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A Message from Bell’s Palsy Specialist Pierre-Yves Butheau


Pierre-Yves Butheau, MPT, CMP

Leading Physical Therapist and Facial Therapist In The Seattle Area

If you have been recently diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy or have been dealing with Bell’s Palsy and have failed to see much improvement, you have come to the right place

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The fear and doubt of Bell’s Palsy

Experiencing Bell’s palsy symptoms is an experience that can leave you with fear, questions, doubts, uncertainty, and for some, shame.

I am very familiar with the symptoms as I myself experienced BP, and have also helped hundreds recovering.

I have been privileged to experience BP as a physiotherapist, having the training to treat it and knowing immediately what it was. I recognized that I had not suffered a stroke but yet experience the anguish of facial paralysis, almost constant tearing for 2 days, which was for me the worst symptom.

But I knew how to treat it and started treatment on day one.

Resources for recovery

I was immediately dedicated to my recovery, obsessing over it, and successfully recovered 100% in 10 days. No magic involved, just doing the right thing at the right time.

I also understand the lack of readily available resources for patients, the general lack of medical follow-ups in treatment beyond the initial steroids and antivirals medications , the lack of referrals to specialists… The abundance of non scientifically proven over the counter and alternative treatments leaves one suffering from BP with mostly… Confusion.

Based on my experience with BP and my speedy recovery I’ve developed an online course to help other’s get on track to recovery and treat their Bell’s Palsy at home.

What people like you say about Butheau Physiotherapy

Based on 83 reviews
Paul Pfenning
Paul Pfenning
February 24, 2024
My experience with Pierre at Butheau Physiotherapy was nothing short of exceptional. After a severe ankle sprain, Pierre’s expertise and attentive care were instrumental in my swift recovery. He stands out for his ability to listen and customize treatments, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of physiotherapy and patient needs. Pierre’s approach is both innovative and effective, focusing on not just healing but also strengthening, ensuring a comprehensive recovery. His dedication to patient well-being is evident, making each session a positive and reassuring experience. I highly recommend Pierre to anyone in need of top-notch physiotherapy services. His professionalism and commitment to recovery are unparalleled.
Lynne Marlow
Lynne Marlow
February 11, 2024
I absolutely love working with Pierre. He has helped me recover so much with my Bells Palsy. He is very thorough and does a great job. I highly recommend him.
He Qian Wang
He Qian Wang
December 13, 2023
Pierre is very knowledgeable and helped resolve many of my chronic joint pain from sports. Pierre was awesome at diagnosing the problem and also hashing out a long term improvement plan. Definitely recommend!
J. Brandon Callister
J. Brandon Callister
December 12, 2023
Very knowledgeable, Pierre is the most qualified facial physio therapist you will find. His online content is abundant, in-depth, and very informative. After seeing multiple professionals following an occurrence of Bell's Palsy, Pierre was a stand out. Highly recommend.
Gisele Lima
Gisele Lima
November 5, 2023
Pierre was amazing! On the first week I got Bell’s palsy, I scheduled an online appointment with him. He gave me few exercises and orientation that made my recovery time in 2 weeks. Many Thanks Pierre for all your help and support during the treatment.
Antonio Bruno
Antonio Bruno
October 21, 2023
fantastic experience . been struggling with facial nerve damage for 2 years . in just doing a few of his facial excercise routines ive already noticed drastically positive changes and will continue to improve
Lisa Alishio
Lisa Alishio
September 12, 2023
I work in health care, but I have avoided physical therapy for years, as it can be hard to find a truly skilled therapist. I found Butheau PT in my Search. Wow! Pierre has a tidy and well appointed home clinic. During the evaluation he really made me feel that he wanted to see the big picture. He was curious with information gathering. It was obvious he was using his scientist/observer skills to piece together how the different movements and muscle use was causing me pain. I had described being historically bad with the exercise plan, and he encouraged in a way that was never patronizing, while empowering me to succeed. He uses a great emailed visual tool for exercise recall. What I really appreciate is his great manual skills at helping with hands on manipulation/massage. This isnt like a large clinic where you get send to use the exercise bike to burn through your minutes. I am telling all my OT/PT therapist friends, as Pierre is the type of therapist other therapists would be very happy to discover.
Ben Fleishman
Ben Fleishman
September 2, 2023
Pierre did a great job working with me on my TMJ issues! He was really knowledgeable and a good communicator and I would highly recommend.
Alan Andrist
Alan Andrist
August 15, 2023
Very knowledgeable and a specialist. Very effective.
Alexander Feliz silie
Alexander Feliz silie
August 9, 2023
All the work we’ve done had paid off! I’m feeling 100% now after only my 7th visit. Thank you!

Where Does It Hurt?

We treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions conditions. Please contact us to find out if we can help you. Start here:

Back Pain

Balance / Fall Prevention

Bell’s Palsy / Facial Paralysis

Hip Pain

Knee Pain

Neck & Shoulder Pain


TMJ / Jaw Pain