East Tucson

Hours

Mon -Thur: 7am-7pm | Fri: 7am-5pm

Location

8820 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710

Phone

(520) 829-7741

Fax

(520) 829-7751

Our East Tucson clinic offers a diverse array of services, making it your one-stop-shop for physical therapy. Whether you’re experiencing aches and pains, have suffered a recent injury at work, or are in need of hand therapy because of a recent surgery—our East team will get you back to feeling like yourself. This facility is conveniently located at the cross streets of Broadway and N. Camino Seco. The East Tucson 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
  • LSVT BIG
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American PPO
  • America's Choice Provider Network (ACPN)
  • Ancillary Care Services (ACS)
  • Arizona Foundation for Medical Care
  • Assurant
  • Auto Insurance
  • Banner
  • BCBS Advantage
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans
  • ChampVA/Champus
  • Cigna (OON)
  • ClarisPointe
  • Equian/HIS
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health/Conventry
  • Fortified Provider Network (FPN)
  • Freedom Life (PHCS)
  • Fremont
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Global Medical Management
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Management Network (HMN)
  • Health Net of Arizona HMO/PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana, Inc.
  • Independent Medical Systems
  • Integra Group
  • Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
  • Kemper
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Liens
  • Marriott Arizona
  • MCR Advantage Replacement
  • Medicare
  • Mercy Care/Mercy Care Advantage (AHCCCS)
  • Meritain
  • Mountain Health
  • MultiPlan/BCE
  • MVA
  • National Preferred Provider Network (NPPN)
  • One Consumers Health (AHCCCS)
  • One Health
  • Pacific Care PPO & HMO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Priority Care Solutions (PCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Procura Management, Inc.
  • Provider Select, Inc.
  • Rockport Healthcare Group, Inc.
  • Rural AZ Network
  • Secure Horizons
  • The Reny Co.
  • Therapy Direct
  • Three Rivers Provider Network (TRPN)
  • TriCare (All Plans)
  • TriWest
  • UHC Charter
  • UHC Community Plans (AHCCCS)
  • UHC Compass
  • UHC Medicare Solutions
  • UHC Medicare Solutions West
  • UHC Navigate
  • UHC of Arizona
  • UHC Stratose
  • University of Arizona Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • VAPC3 (Veteran's Admin)
  • Zenith

Our Team

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Brian Zukowski

PT, DPT, COMT

Education: University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University

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Brian was drawn to the physical therapy profession through a childhood incident. Having grown up heavily involved in athletics, he sustained an anterior cruciate ligament tear while playing high school football. He had surgery and subsequent rehabilitation.

He is certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Trigger Point Try Needling, and is Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT-Spine) through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM-US).

Originally from Canton, IL, Brian relocated to southern Arizona at an early age and went on to attend the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in physiology and psychology, followed by his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. He is motivated by the success of his patients as they progress in their individualized therapeutic plan.

When he is not working, Brian enjoys hiking, cycling, basketball, football and cheering on the Arizona Wildcats. He enjoys spending item with his wife Joy, son Caleb and daughter Addison.

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Nick Kothe

PT, DPT

Education: University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University

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Nick was awarded the “Research Scholar Award” for his research work as a student at NAU, which included data collection for injury prevention in Division-I female athletes, as well as developing an online clinical tool for functional performance measures.

The most rewarding part of Nick’s job is being there, side-by-side with patients as they achieve their goals. He considers himself an expert at being a guide for patients, not just treating them.

Nick is deeply rooted in the soccer community, having played throughout his childhood and then on the o of A club team. Though his competitive playing days have come and gone, he still continues to play recreationally with friends. Nick also enjoys traveling abroad and likes to take every opportunity he has to visit new places. His travels have taken him to Central America, all throughout Europe and into Southeast Asia. He likes to take every opportunity possible to explore new places.

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Carolyn Adler

PT, DPT

Education: University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University

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Carolyn knew at an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare but was unsure which avenue to take. It was her background in dance combined with her interest in the different sequences of movements of the human body that sparked her interest in physical therapy.

Carolyn enjoys spending time with her patients and getting to know their personal stories. Her positive attitude and approach allows her patients to feel comfortable during their time at the clinic.

Throughout her career, Carolyn became increasingly passionate about helping patients improve the quality of their movement, particularly with balance, proprioception and gait training. She is trained in LSVT BIG and is a PWR! Certified Therapist. Along with her many skills, she’s also certified in the use of Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Aside from work, Carolyn loves to sing and make music. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Arizona Repertory Singers and enjoys playing piano and singing with friends. She also enjoys exploring parks and trails here in Tucson, and she loves spending time with her husband Jason and their two children, Nathan and Andrea.

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Alicia Koepsel Allie

PT, DPT, CHT

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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Lauren Brill

PT, DPT

Education: University of Arizona, NAU

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Originally from Princeton, Massachusetts, Lauren moved to Scottsdale in 2006. She completed her undergrad with honors at the University of Arizona in 2013 and then went on to attend NAU for graduate school. Lauren chose physical therapy because she enjoys helping people get back to the things they love to do. She has a particular interest in vestibular patients and plans to further her education in this area.

In her free time, you can find her hiking, running, sailing (where there’s water), spending times with friends, and exploring Tucson and neighboring cities.

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Janelle Borg

PT, DPT

Education: University of Arizona, University of Nevada - Las Vegas

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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.

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Cyndi Valdez

PTA

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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Joe Maciulla

PTA

Education: Pima Medical Institute

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Born and raised in Tucson, Joe is a graduate of the PTA program at Pima Medical Institute. His interest in physical therapy came at a young age when he was referred to physical therapy after injuring his back in high school. His experience with physical therapy left such a positive mark on him, that he knew it was the direction he wanted his life to head as an adult. Joe realized quickly that his passion was helping people feel better physically and helping them return to an active, healthy lifestyle.

Outside of his desire to help others, Joe enjoys running with his wife and two dogs and rooting for his two favorite teams, the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Redskins.