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 Swan and Fort Lowell, our Central clinic specializes in:
Brent, PT, DPT
Education: University of Arizona, Midwestern University
Brent was born and raised in Tucson. He has always enjoyed being active and influencing others to do so themselves. His passion extends further than just diagnosing and treating. Brent truly enjoys building rapport with his patients and assures them that they not only feel better but that they have a fun time achieving their goals.
Brent earned his Bachelor of Health Science in Physiology from The University of Arizona in 2010. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in 2014. After graduation, he moved back to Tucson to begin to treat in the outpatient orthopedic setting where he utilizes evidence-based treatment strategies. In his free time, Brent enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and dog. He’s a diehard Arizona basketball fan, enjoys working out, playing basketball, doing home projects, and has recently picked up the sport of pickleball.
Education: University of South Australia
Rick is a Physical Therapist with over 30 years of 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.
Janelle, PT, DPT, CHT
Education: University of Arizona, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
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.
Grace-Marie, PT, DPT
Education: Arizona State University, Regis University
Grace-Marie knew she wanted to become a physical therapist when she witnessed the way physical therapy helped her grandmother. Her grandmother regained the mobility and confidence to return to her vibrant lifestyle following a severe hip injury. Grace-Marie has worked as a versatile physical therapist in an outpatient orthopedic setting since 2019. She is passionate about helping her patients set and reach movement related goals and return to all of the unique activities that make life interesting. Though she is a California native, she loves the vibrant Tucson desert, and can often be found enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. In her spare time, Grace-Marie enjoys cooking, reading, and gardening.
Education: University of Arizona, Pima Medical Institute
Originally from Northern California, Kimberly moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona. After graduating, she enrolled and completed the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at the Pima Medical Institute in Tucson. Since graduating, Arizona has grown on her so much that she has decided to call it her home. She is passionate about wanting to have a positive impact on people and takes personal pleasure from helping her patients get back to doing the things they enjoy. Much of her spare time is either spent coaching sports, playing sports, or watching sports. Kimberly is always on the move. She likes to run 5k and obstacle races and do all kinds of outdoor activities. She played four sports in college and used to test obstacles for the sports entertainment television show American Ninja Warrior.
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The staff ensures you leave each appointment feeling physically and mentally better. Being in constant pain is frustrating and it's clear the team at Central is aware and cares. I worked with Rick for my chronic neck pain and experienced the most thorough exam I've ever had. I've been to other PT clinics and didn't receive the same treatment and attention ProActive provides.
"I came to ProActive with plantar fasciitis, which severely hindered my running. Jon Davison fixed this within a few months, and has continued to help me with other running pains, which enabled me to complete a full marathon last month. I have achieved this lifelong goal because of Jon's incredible skill and expertise, the wonderful tech staff at ProActive, and my own dedication. I look forward to many more years of successful runs and races because of my sessions at ProActive Physical Therapy."
"Hip replacements are genetic in my family. I started working with Jon and the ProActive team in 2013, then off and on until April 2017. The exercises and therapeutic massage helped me delay surgery for four years. Finally when my hip was bone on bone, I had a total hip replacement. Three months post-surgery, I am walking great, hiking again and returning to the gym. I know that my recovery has been safe and thorough thanks to Jon and the ProActive team."
"I had back surgery and shoulder surgery at TMC. They wanted me to receive therapy with them. I did, no big improvement at all. Then I was referred to Proactive and everything changed for the better. The attention to detail and program that was set up has changed my life. JD and staff have created the most incredible healing atmosphere. A perfect combination of therapy and personality, which I feel has been so instrumental to my physical recovery."