Central Tucson


Mon-Thur: 7am-7pm | Fri: 7am-5pm


3945 E Paradise Falls Dr Suite 109, Tucson, AZ 85712


(520) 321-0204


(520) 321-0495

Our Central Tucson physical therapy location has become an integral part of the Tucson community. By putting our patients first, ProActive has become the go-to place for many of our neighbors who find themselves in need of physical therapy. Whether you’re needing physical therapy, needing hand therapy, recovering from a surgery, or looking to manage pain, our team of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and front office team, will help you improve your health and get you on the road to recovery. Conveniently located near the intersection of Paradise Falls and Alvernon, our Central clinic specializes in the following services:

  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Golf Performance Academy
  • Workers’ Compensation (WorkIMPACT)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Gua Sha
  • Vestibular therapy

Accepted Insurance

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  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American PPO
  • America's Choice Provider Network (ACPN)
  • Ancillary Care Services (ACS)
  • Arizona Foundation for Medical Care
  • Assurant
  • Auto Insurance
  • Banner
  • BCBS Advantage
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans
  • ChampVA/Champus
  • Cigna (OON)
  • ClarisPointe
  • Equian/HIS
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health/Conventry
  • Fortified Provider Network (FPN)
  • Freedom Life (PHCS)
  • Fremont
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Global Medical Management
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Management Network (HMN)
  • Health Net of Arizona HMO/PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana, Inc.
  • Independent Medical Systems
  • Integra Group
  • Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
  • Kemper
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Liens
  • Marriott Arizona
  • MCR Advantage Replacement
  • Medicare
  • Mercy Care/Mercy Care Advantage (AHCCCS)
  • Meritain
  • Mountain Health
  • MultiPlan/BCE
  • MVA
  • National Preferred Provider Network (NPPN)
  • One Consumers Health (AHCCCS)
  • One Health
  • Pacific Care PPO & HMO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Priority Care Solutions (PCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Procura Management, Inc.
  • Provider Select, Inc.
  • Rockport Healthcare Group, Inc.
  • Rural AZ Network
  • Secure Horizons
  • The Reny Co.
  • Therapy Direct
  • Three Rivers Provider Network (TRPN)
  • TriCare (All Plans)
  • TriWest
  • UHC Charter
  • UHC Community Plans (AHCCCS)
  • UHC Compass
  • UHC Medicare Solutions
  • UHC Medicare Solutions West
  • UHC Navigate
  • UHC of Arizona
  • UHC Stratose
  • University of Arizona Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • VAPC3 (Veteran's Admin)
  • Zenith

Our Team

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Jon Davison


Education: University of Evansville

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Jon takes pride in creating a connection with his patients, and a majority of his new patients come from referrals. His passion for his work stems from his own personal experience with physical therapy as a high school athlete. During his high school football career he had experienced a low back and shoulder injury where he underwent physical therapy. That was a defining moment in helping him figure out what he wanted to do as a career. Early in Jon’s career, he helped establish the Emergency Department Physical Therapy Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson. He joined the ProActive team in 2005 and continues to provide a balance of compassion and technical expertise.

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Alicia Koepsel Allie


Education: Western Michigan University, Northern Arizona University

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Alicia is a Certified Hand Therapist with six years of experience in the treatment of complex, traumatic upper extremity injuries, tendon lacerations, repetitive sprains/strains, and fractures. As a former Division 1 collegiate athlete (gymnast) she has a unique ability to connect with her patients motivating them to their highest level of functioning. Alicia attended Western Michigan University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University. She completed extensive training to because an upper extremity specialist and is a Board Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). When not in the clinic, Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons. Her interests include running, exercising, and watching college sports (especially cheering on Arizona and Western Michigan).

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Nicole Metz


Education: Azusa Pacific University

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Nicole was first introduced to the physical therapy profession after suffering a severe ankle injury as a college athlete. Through recovering from her injury, she uncovered her love for physical therapy. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in its application to Sports Performance. She then completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Nicole completed a short clinical residency in Kenya where she treated patients at the hospice center and at an outpatient center. She provided people home visits and traveled to villages to help people who needed the help of physical therapy. During her trip, she had the opportunity to mentor Kenyan physical therapists with some of the advanced training she had received in the states.

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John Woolf


Education: Northern Arizona University

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John Woolf is a graduate of the prestigious Northern Arizona University College of Physical Therapy. He then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science where he focused on biomechanics and motor control. He conducted research on the muscle activation patterns of hip musculature to increase the understanding of the functional deficits contributing to low back pain. He completed extensive training and examination to earn a Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) in Berlin, Germany from the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. John founded ProActive Physical Therapy in 1998 with a vision to re-engineer a broken healthcare system, and a mission to do something about it. He is also the co-director of the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US (IAOM-US), where he coordinates a nationwide faculty of experts in the teaching of diagnosis and treatment of pain and injuries. Combining ProActive Physical Therapy and IAOM-US under one roof helps train our clinicians to provide the highest level of care. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his wife Chris and two children, Natalie and Timber. For health and fitness, John enjoys racing bicycles in the Tucson community.

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Janelle Borg


Education: University of Arizona, University of Nevada - Las Vegas

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Janelle is a musician who decided to become a physical therapist in order to assist others in improving their quality of life. Originally from Phoenix, she was raised by two doctors who instilled in her a love of helping people. She attended the University of Arizona where she earned a Bachelor of Music and also participated in the Pride of Arizona marching band. She continued her education and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has been working in Tucson since 2014 helping patients recover from brain injury, accidents, and strokes. Janelle has always had a love for hand therapy and was thrilled to join the ProActive Physical Therapy team. Even though she changed from Music to Physical Therapy, her love of music has stayed strong. She participates in several music groups in Tucson during the year. In her free time she enjoys playing the horn, rollerblading, quilting, and watching hockey.

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Carter White


Education: University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Carter is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist whose passion for rehabilitation began at a young age when he was recovering from a competitive powerlifting injury and surgery. His area of expertise is sports medicine and post-surgical rehabilitation with an emphasis on shoulder and knee. Carter has enjoyed working with a wide range of orthopedic conditions, from the pediatric population to professional and Olympic-level athletes. Carter attended Mississippi State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology while working for MSU Sports Medicine as well as the Strength and Conditioning Staff. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2008. He completed extensive training to become a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist through the Maitland curriculum. Outside of work, Carter enjoys working on his own strength and conditioning, participating in a wide variety of outdoor activities and rec sports, and spending time with his wife and two basset hounds.

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Robert Direnfeld


Education: Northern Arizona University, A.T. Still University

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Bob has over 30 years of experience in orthopedic physical therapy within hospital and private practice settings, including more than 20 years in his own practice. His career route stemmed from his high school wrestling days. After undergoing several PT treatments, Robert knew physical therapy was a career route for him.
An Arizona native, he received his Bachelor of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arizona School of Health Sciences at AT Still University. He is active in both the American Physical Therapy Association and the Arizona Physical Therapy Association where he completed a term as president. That work has been personally rewarding for him as well.
When he is not working he enjoys scuba diving and is a huge University of Arizona sports fan. He follows all the teams and goes to football, basketball and baseball games regularly. He also spends quality time with his family, including wife Amy, a registered nurse, and children Layni and David.
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Cyndi Valdez


Education: University of Arizona

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Cyndi’s interest in physical therapy developed when she received physical therapy following a softball injury. Her past experience allows her to be compassionate and dedicated to the details of excellent patient care. Cyndi is native to Tucson and played college softball for the University of Arizona. Outside of the clinic, she loves to spend time with her husband, daughter and close friends. She enjoys camping, sports, and on occasion giving softball lessons.

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Rene Lopez


Education: Grand Canyon University, Miami Dade College, Acupuncture Massage College

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Rene has been studying human anatomy and how health, wellness and fitness benefits people for more than ten years. He has been teaching for many years in the subjects of anatomy, physiology, as well as clinical practical skills. Rene enjoys being a part of the community he lives in by volunteering and sharing knowledge to improve and maintain the quality of peoples’ lives.