About Bouton PT

Proudly Serving Rome and central New York

Our History

Christopher Bouton (owner & operator) envisioned Bouton Physical Therapy in 1990 when he sustained a spinal cord injury in college that kept him recovering in the hospital for 18 days. Chris knew during that stay that his destiny was to become a Physical Therapist and deliver not just great care but extraordinarily great care to his patients that focused on each person individually. Chris received his Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and went on to receive his Physical Therapy degree at SUNY Upstate Medical in Syracuse, NY. He then came home to Rome, NY to practice along side his mentor, Tom Wick for a few years before opening his own clinic, Bouton Physical Therapy in 2001. Bouton PT has expanded over the years to meet the demands of the surrounding areas patient care needs and looks forward to meeting you should you ever need therapy.

Our Mission

As a leader in our industry, our mission is to provide outstanding physical therapy with superior knowledge and skill in a compassionate, inviting environment. We are dedicated to improving each individuals quality of life by helping them reach their maximum potential.


Together our therapists have almost 100 years of specialized experience.
We are the ONLY certified McKenzie clinic in Central New York.
We are proudly the #1 word of mouth referred clinic in Central New York.
Our administrative staff are educated experts who will resolve all insurance requirements in house for you.

What is the 'McKenzie Method'?

Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT), better known as the McKenzie Method is a system of assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Receiving this Diploma (as R. Christopher Bouton did in 1999) is the highest level of achievement in the McKenzie Institute's Educational Program. The McKenzie Method emphasizes proper clinical diagnosis of a musculosketal problem and education of patients on how to "self treat" and prevent or minimize future recurrences of the same problem. It has been repeatedly shown in scientific literature to be an effective and reliable method for assessment and treatment of spinal and other musculosletal disorders without extensive tests such as an MRI being necessary.

Bouton Physical Therapy

221 S. James St
Rome, NY 13442
Fax: 315-337-1437

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