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
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.
PT, MS, ATC, COMT
Education: Northern Arizona UniversityRead Full Bio >
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.
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.
Education: Valley City State University, University of North DakotaRead Full Bio >
Tracie became interested in physical therapy after several sports related injuries during high school and college athletics. She attended Valley City State University for her undergraduate degree and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota. Tracie enjoys working with patients of all ages with a variety of orthopedic conditions. Her hobbies include watching and playing sports, spending time with family and friends, and many outdoor activities.
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.
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