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.
OTR/L, CHT, C/NDT
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 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.
Education: University of New England, Colorado State UniversityRead Full Bio >
Originally from Colorado, Kate attended Colorado State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She then went on to earn her Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of New England. Kate recently relocated to Tucson to be closer to her family and to enjoy the warmer weather. She chose occupational therapy because she enjoys working closely with others and helping them progress towards their goals. She has an interest in edema management and plans to further her education in this area.
Outside of the clinic, she enjoys hiking, reading, running, and spending time with her family while exploring Tucson.
Education: University of ArizonaRead Full Bio >
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.
Education: University of ArizonaRead Full Bio >
Sandra was born and raised in Tucson, where she attended the University of Arizona. During her undergraduate education, she worked as a student athletic training technician in the sports medicine department for Arizona Athletics, which sparked her interest in sports medicine and physical therapy. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health. With her gained interest and pre-medical background, she was determined to pursue a career in physical therapy. She loves spending time with friends and family, playing golf, watching professional baseball, attending U of A sporting events and loves to travel, especially to her second home, Las Vegas, NV.
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