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

Our Team

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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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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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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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