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:
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."
Daniel, PT, DPT
Education: University of Massachusetts, Southwest Baptist University
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, and growing up in Charlotte, NC, Daniel became interested in the physical therapy profession after witnessing his grandmother recover from a stroke. He has also been through multiple sports-related injuries requiring physical therapy and specialized treatments. Daniel continues to further his education through the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments. He advocates evidence-based practice, emphasizing hands-on techniques such as joint mobilizations, instrument-assisted manual treatment, and dry needling.
Education: University of South Australia
Rick is a Physical Therapist with over 30 years of experience in sports-related injury and 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 came from a swimming background and was a national-level swimmer in Surf Life. He became 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 interests 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 to assist others in improving their quality of life. Originally from Phoenix, she was raised by two doctors who instilled a love of helping people. She attended the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Music and participating 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 loved 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. Janelle participates in several music groups in Tucson during the year and enjoys playing the horn, rollerblading, quilting, and watching hockey in her free time.
Grace-Marie, PT, DPT
Education: Arizona State University, Regis University
Grace-Marie knew she wanted to become a physical therapist when she witnessed how 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 enjoyable. Though she is a California native, she loves the vibrant Tucson desert and experiencing 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 Kimberly has decided to call it her home. She is passionate about wanting to positively impact 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, playing, or watching sports. Kimberly is always on the move and likes to run 5k, obstacle races, and enjoy outdoor activities. She played four sports in college and used to test obstacles for the sports entertainment television show American Ninja Warrior.