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 clinic a destination for those requiring specialized upper extremity/hand therapy due to acute or chronic conditions, surgery, or trauma.
"If I were to rate this ProActive location on a 5 star basis, I would have no hesitation giving them the full five stars. The primary reason it was recommended, over two months ago, was for the hand specialist, Mike Lee, who has proven to be absolutely outstanding and just the therapist I needed. The complicated surgery was on my dominate hand and involved repairing a partially ruptured tendon, transferring the ruptured tendon from the small finger to the ring finger, transposition of the retinacular, and distal ulnar resection. I completely trust him, and Cyndy, as they manipulate, stimulate, and devise the graduated in office and at-home recovery program. But everyone connected with the facility, from the front desk people through the PT assistants, has proven not only to be highly competent and efficient, but warm and caring as well. My questions are always answered and never rushed. It's so hard to describe but the general ambiance is a highly supportive one of optimism, encouragement, patience and frank explanations."
"Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, you don't have to dread going to physical therapy. Everyone makes you feel at home and comfortable. Definitely recommend all the girls up front, as they are very informative."
Mike, PT, DPT, CHT
Education: University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University
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 20 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: University of Arizona, Pima Medical Institute
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 a native of Tucson and played college softball for the University of Arizona, and was on the National Championship team in 2007. She has also been inducted into the Flowing Wells High School sports hall of fame. Outside of the clinic, she loves to spend time with her husband, 2 children, and close friends. She enjoys camping, sports, and on occasion giving softball lessons.
Janelle, PT, DPT, CHT
Education: University of Arizona, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
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: BS Sociology from MOT
Alisa moved to Arizona for the warm weather, new experiences, and the opportunity to serve our patients at ProActive Physical Therapy.
As an Occupational Therapist, Alisa has an interest in Orthopedics, primarilty joint replacements. Her goal is to provide people with the tools they need to reach their functional goals and be the best version of themselves.
She enjoys being outdoors, fishing, hot springs, concerts and spending time with family and friends. Alisa is also a mutton-busting champion, an honor she received at the age of 4.
Kathleen, PTA, AAS
Education: James Madison University, ECPI University
Kathleen is a Virginia Beach native who specializes in general orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. Katheen wants to help her patients realize their full potential. It’s important that her patients feel comfortable and cared for throughout their treatment. In her spare time, Kathleen likes to explore with her family, relax at the beach, and attend sporting events.