Bouton Physical Therapy has a top-notch staff!
R. Christopher Bouton, P.T., Dip. MDT
In 1987, I graduated from RFA and that fall started at Canisius Collge. I earned a BA in biochemistry and went on to the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse and received a BS in Physical Therapy. I began my career in Rome with Tom Wick Physical Therapy and was later employed as Senior Physical Therapist at Chestnut Commons Physical Therapy.
During my career I also obtained a diploma in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and treatment. This is a rare honor and only a couple of hundred people in the country have this. It was a pleasure to have the privilege to study the McKenzie method for three months in the intensive program in Minnesota.
I opened the doors to Bouton Physical Therapy in April of 2001. Being a small business owner has proven to be a challenging, yet, exciting opportunity. I continue to look forward to offering my hometown community the best care possible.
Since 2001, we have grown the business to great proportions remodeling and expanding twice and growing our support staff to 15.
Bouton PT always welcomes new therapists to join our team; there is great potential to build a long and lasting career.
I reside in the town of Lee with my wife, Jessie and our sons, Cruz, Tino, and Maximo. In my free time you can find me boating, snowmobiling and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.
Eric Furbeck, MSPT, Cert. MDT
I've been with Bouton Physical Therapy since 2002. I came to Rome in 1998 with intentions of a short stay and I've been practicing here ever since. I was born and raised in Syracuse, graduated from Henninger High School and received my Master's from Ithaca College in 1998. Of course, Rome is now my home.
My experience in physical therapy includes acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, nursing home, home health, and outpatient orthopedic settings. I'm always furthering my clinical skills with continuing education.
When I'm not working, I'm trying to keep up with my daughters, Brynn and Amelia, and spending time with other family and friends — most of whom are now in this area. I am also active with church and enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking, and playing basketball.
Andrew Gracey, MSPT, McKenzie certified, Orthotic Fitter
Andrew's list of professional interests and specialties includes spinal health and treatment, industrial/workers health and rehabilitation, and advanced sport-specific training of athletes of all ages.
Andrew spent the first half of his career with the surgical and rehabilitation team at Hamilton Orthopaedics Surgery & Sports Medicine, where he also assisted in Dr. Ivan Gowan's on-going orthopedic research. He then took a two year sabbatical from patient care and worked as full-time Clinical Consultant to the rehab industry and Continuing Education instructor throughout the Northeast. Having now returned to patient care, Andrew is very pleased to be working with the team at Bouton P.T., a practice he has held in very high-regard for many years.
Andrew, who was originally from Northern, NY, now lives with his three young children in Verona, NY. Days and nights away from the office are spent keeping very active outdoors, working hard, playing harder, and generally living the good life. Andrew is a competitive cyclist and an avid hiker, biker, and skier who really loves the wealth of outdoor exercise and recreational opportunities our region offers.
Andrew and his children very much enjoy their laid back and unplugged lifestyle, and being a part of the Bouton Physical Therapy team and the local community.
Jeffrey A. Brown, PTA
Jeff graduated from Onondaga Community College in 1999 with an Associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He has 16 years experience and has been with Bouton Physical Therapy for 11 years. Along with his years of experience treating patients, he has taken many continuing education courses including McKenzie, Mulligan, PNF, recent advances in shoulder and knee rehabilitation, clinical geriatric orthopedics and many more. He is passionate about his career and enjoys the challenges of improving people's quality of life.
Jeff resides in Rome with his wife Allison. They have 4 children ages 15-20. In his free time he enjoys being with family, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and hunting.
Melissa Gilbert PTA
I graduated from Herkimer College in the spring of 2016 with an Associate's degree in Applied Science and further becoming a 200Physical Therapist Assistant. I completed my final clinical experience being a student here at Bouton Physical Therapy and was offered a position following graduation. Bouton's was the placed that sparked me into this profession when I was on the patient aspect. I was so excited to join the well-known team that they are, and help my community. I look forward to expanding my horizons as a Physical Therapist Assistant here at Bouton Physical Therapy.
I reside here in Rome, and when I'm not working you can catch me spending time with my family and friends. In my spare time I enjoy being active with fitness, adventuring outdoors, traveling, playing soccer, golf, and snapping photography.
Business Office Ladies
Carrie, Paula, Leah, Sharyn, Tara and Jessie will greet you with a smile, set up your appointments, obtain your authorization, and bill your insurance for you...just to name a few of their endless tasks.
These lovely ladies keep our clinic running smoothly and are an integral part of helping our therapists offer you the best possible care here at Bouton Physical Therapy!
Mary, Our Friendly Aide
Mary, is our in house aid who is there for anything you may need...she'll fetch you a towel, ice and hot packs all while keeping the clinic tidy. She even offers an ear to bend because sometimes mental therapy is just as important as the physical.
“I have been using Bouton Physical Therapy for nearly two years, originally for therapy, and currently for exercising. The staff is friendly, courteous, and compassionate. This congenial atmosphere makes it a pleasure to use the facility. The exercises help with the physical cure, and the warm friendly atmosphere raised my spirits.”
When you are a patient at Bouton Physical Therapy, you are never just an appointment. You are a member of our family.
We strive to return you to daily functioning activities as quickly as possible so that you can lead a healthy, happy, normal life.