Our North Tucson physical therapy location is bustling with excitement, energy and passion for helping others. Mike and his team understand that starting physical therapy or hand therapy can be a bit intimidating, which is why they treat all patients like family. The team at North specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, making this a clinic a destination for those requiring specialized upper extremity/hand therapy due to acute or chronic conditions, surgery or trauma.
- Physical Therapy (upper extremity)
- Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Acute Injury Management
- Chronic Injury Management
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Custom Hand/Upper Extremity Splinting
- Sports Physical Therapy (upper extremity)
- Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy (upper extremity)
- Geriatric Physical Therapy (upper extremity)
- Workers’ Compensation (WorkIMPACT)
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Kinesio Taping
PT, DPT, CHT
Education: University of Arizona, Northern Arizona UniversityRead Full Bio >
Mike chose to go into physical therapy to help people return to their everyday activities, both big and small. He believes that physical therapy is one of the few professions where you are given the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.
As a Tucson Native, Mike attended the University of Arizona where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University. With over 17 years of experience, Mike specializes in shoulder, elbow and hand rehabilitation. He re-certifies in hand therapy every five years and has been awarded the prestigious Petzoldt Award for innovation in research in hand therapy.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys exercising at the gym. He believes that as a physical therapist, it’s important to practice what you preach and understand that proper exercise helps guide people to maintain or achieve greater health. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
Education: Barry UniversityRead Full Bio >
Rachel is a licensed occupational therapist who also has advanced training and received a Certification in Neuro-Developmental Treatment. She has experience rehabilitating stroke and traumatic brain injury patients. Rachel uses her extensive training in neurological disorders of the shoulder, elbow and hand to guide each patient to the best results with hands-on care and a patient centered approach. Her neurology experience brings a unique edge to our experienced hand therapy department.
Rachel’s interests outside the clinic include spending time with her husband and dogs, art, music, kayaking and hiking.
Education: University of Nevada—Reno, Northern Arizona UniversityRead Full Bio >
Sarah attended University of Nevada—Reno and earned her Bachelor’s degree while competing at the Division 1 level for the Wolf pack women’s soccer team. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Northern Arizona University and is specializes in the upper extremity. She has experience in burns, functional rehabilitation, and all hand injuries, including specialized custom orthotics.
Outside of the clinic, Sarah enjoys hanging out with her fiance and 2 dogs, Breck and Yogi. She also enjoys going to Orange Theory Fitness classes, snowboarding and enjoying the outdoors when Arizona weather permits.
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.
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