The Oro Valley team believes in creating a remarkable experience for our patients. Whether you’re recovering from a recent surgery, experiencing back pain or simply trying to live a healthier lifestyle, let our team get you back to feeling like you. The Oro Valley location is located near the cross streets of La Canada and Lambert.
"Each individual was unique and special to my rehabilitation. Taking the time to explain and answer my many questions, watching how I performed the exercises enough to gently correct me was an invaluable course correction. The massage before and the pain management therapy afterwards were especially attended to with care and concern. Everyone seems to enjoy providing therapy and take their work seriously. Everyone makes a difference. The front staff was very personable and always greeted me by name, even if I do not know their names. My intake and exit interviews were thorough and meticulous. I have never had such detailed attention. I came in with a chip on my shoulder not expecting physical therapy to help, after having been to other physical therapy places. My experience at ProActive humbles me. What a wonderful staff. Thank you all!"
Leslie, PT, DPT, MBA, CLT-LANA
Education: Duke University
Leslie received her clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2003. Since that time, she has practiced in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and home health care environments. She has been actively involved in clinical research, administration, program development, professional compliance, and quality assurance. She became a certified lymphedema therapist through the Lymphology Association of North America in 2006 and earned her Master’s in Business Administration in 2016.
Frank, PT, DPT, CSCS
Education: University at Buffalo
Frank joined Proactive after becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, and is an Orthopedic Resident under the Foothills Sports Medicine Group, working towards becoming a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. He initially graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo in 2016. While he was in school, Frank was busy competing as a Division I Varsity athlete for the Cross Country and Track & Field Teams for 5 years, focusing on long-distance events. He served as a volunteer assistant coach for the University while finishing his graduate degree, overseeing practices and training sessions on the track and in the weight room. Frank is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and has seen and experienced the importance of strength and its varied applications. He enjoys working with all types of athletes, of all ages, in order to either improve their performance or get them back to their sport, healthy and pain-free.
Frank grew up in sports (soccer, basketball, baseball) and was active serving on mission trips through his church. When he began running in middle school, injuries piled up and he was in and out of a physical therapy clinic frequently. When he realized that he could help those who were hurt like he was, he knew what he wanted to do for a career and has since made it his mission to help those who are injured or prevent injuries in any way he can. Frank’s passion is running and he has spent a great amount of time in and out of school learning gait analysis techniques, coaching philosophies, and programs in order to help runners get the most out of their individual stride. He is working to apply those principles towards endurance athletes such as cyclists or triathletes. When he isn’t running or in the clinic, he enjoys weightlifting, cycling, hiking, reading, and the occasional video game and IPA.
Graeme, PT, DPT
Education: University of Buffalo
Graeme joined ProActive after gaining experience traveling across the country as a travel PT. Graeme received his DPT as well as a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University at Buffalo where he also had a short stint as a Division I track and field athlete. His career was cut short by an Achilles injury, but it was that injury that spurred his interest in the rehabilitative sciences. Now Graeme brings his understanding of the patient experience, caring, and empathy along with his scientific knowledge to the clinic to provide a high-quality PT experience for his patients. He is currently pursuing a specialization in concussion management. Outside of the clinic, Graeme enjoys all matters of outdoor activities from snowboarding to kayaking. In a pre-Covid world, you might spot him trying new restaurants on the weekends or touring the local art district in search of live music or art fixtures.
Education: Villa Maria College
Paige is from Buffalo, New York, and has been in Tucson for over a year. Paige has been practicing as a PTA for four years and graduated from Villa Maria College in 2015. She enjoys treating athletes, especially runners and swimmers but also enjoys working with patients after they have had joint replacements. She enjoys coming up with challenging exercises in agility, balance, coordination, and strength. She is constantly learning new skills to help her patients such as; taping, gait/run analysis, manual therapy, and blood flow restriction. She assesses runners’ form in order for them to be pain-free and be lifelong runners. In her spare time, she enjoys running, shopping, and playing with her dog.
Education: Pima Medical Institute
Angela chose physical therapy as her career path after her father had his hip replaced and she watched him go through PT. She likes to treat patients with neurological pathologies, such as strokes, balance, and Parkinson’s disease. Angela enjoys being outdoors and staying active by playing sports, such as soccer, softball, and running. In her spare time, Angela likes to spend time with friends and family. A fun fact about Angela is she comes from a big Italian family and is 1 of 7 children.