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
- Workers’ Compensation (WorkIMPACT)
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Spine Specialty
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Kinesio Taping
- Vestibular Therapy
- Post-Concussion Therapy
- Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
PT, DPT, MBA, CLT-LANA
Education: Duke UniversityRead Full Bio >
Leslie Drawdy received her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2003. Since that time, she has practiced in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and home health care environments. She has been actively involved in clinical research, administration, program development, professional compliance and quality assurance. She became a certified lymphedema therapist through the Lymphology Association of North America in 2006, and earned her Master’s in Business Administration in 2016.
Education: University of South AustraliaRead Full Bio >
Rick is a Physical Therapist with over 30 years experience in sports related injury as well as a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. He attended the University of South Australia studying Maitland manual therapy techniques and specializes in neck/shoulder injuries. Rick comes from a swimming background and was a national level swimmer in Surf Life. He went on to become the New Zealand swim team Physical Therapist for several years before moving to the United States. He also currently coaches swimming from the novice to the Olympic level.
His interest are exercising, reading and watching sports.
PT, DPT, CHT
Education: University of Arizona, University of Nevada - Las VegasRead Full Bio >
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.
PT, DPT, OCS, IDN
Education: Northern Arizona UniversityRead Full Bio >
Chrissy has been practicing physical therapy for nearly 10 years now. As an outdoor and exercise enthusiast, Chrissy is passionate about educating and treating her patients to maximize their physical potential to allow for the best quality of life. She is originally from Phoenix but has worked throughout the US and Asia due to being a military spouse. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and furthered her clinical knowledge with certifications in Integrative Dry Needling, manual therapy techniques, and recently became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2017. Chrissy enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Education: Texas Woman's University, Texas Medical CenterRead Full Bio >
Gina is a board-certified orthopedic physical therapist and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas in 2010. She obtained her doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences-Houston in 2014. She completed her Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency with Harris Health System in 2015. Thereafter, she completed an Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship with OPTIM and achieved FAAOMPT credentials. She has been working in the outpatient orthopedic and sports setting since beginning practice, where she has extensive experience in teaching and mentoring orthopedic physical therapy residents and fellows, clinical research and education, and leadership and program development. Gina utilizes a biopsychosocial approach to patient care, coupled with manual therapy and exercise to treat varying musculoskeletal conditions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as being outdoors hiking, camping, fishing, weight lifting, volleyball, sprint triathlons, dance fitness, gardening, and photography.
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