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. This location specializes in:
- Physical Therapy
- Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Acute Injury Management
- Chronic Injury Management
- Sports Physical Therapy
- Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
- Geriatric Physical Therapy
- Workers’ Compensation
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Spine Specialty
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Kinesio Taping
- LSVT BIG
- Vestibular Therapy
PT, DPT, CMPT, CEAS
Education: Northwestern University, University of IllinoisRead Full Bio >
Michelle has extensive experience in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation. She holds certifications in: manual physical therapy from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Graston Technique of soft tissue mobilization, cupping dry needling, and is a Certified Ergonomist. Michelle utilizes these tools, taping techniques, modalities and functional movement to help restore function in both young athletes, the active and sedentary adult, as well as, the aging population.
Michelle also is passionate about balance and working with seniors to prevent falls and normalize gait. She sees clients with both acute and chronic injuries and enjoys working with all age groups. Michelle has also worked in other areas of physical therapy including home health, teaching classes at Pima Medical Institute, and taking on students.
Outside of the clinic, you will find Michelle hiking, backpacking, cycling or playing volleyball.
PT, MPT, CKTP
Education: Northern Arizona UniversityRead Full Bio >
Kelly combines training, experience and empathy in her practice of physical therapy. She is certified and knowledgeable in kinesiotaping (CKTP), FMS evaluator, LSVT BIG as well as Graston Technique. As an athlete herself, Kelly has always been interested in the process of returning to sport after injury. Growing up, she knew that the healthcare field was the right path for her.
Outside of work, Kelly enjoys drag racing, riding Harley’s, four-wheeling and RV’ing. Kelly also loves to cook because it is creative and brings her joy to make something from scratch and share it with her family and friends.
PT, DPT, CSCS
Education: University at BuffaloRead Full Bio >
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 Bachelors 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 the 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’s 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.
PTA, LMT, BS
Education: University of Arizona, Gateway Community College, Providence Institute of Healing ArtsRead Full Bio >
Patti has worked at ProActive for over 10 years beginning as an exercise specialist and then as a PTA. Patti became a licensed massage therapist in 2002, and has an extensive background in several manual techniques including: cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, myofascial and facial release techniques, positional release as well as kinesiotaping. Once she began working at ProActive she enjoyed being a part of the transformative rehab process and decided to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. In 2016 she became a certified LSVT BIG practitioner to help serve patients with Parkinsons. Patti is passionate about fall prevention in the older population but enjoys working with patients of all ages, injuries/diagnoses, or limitations. As a lifelong learner she continues to take additional coursework to improve her ability to serve patients.
Patti is a proud mom and spends her “free time” with her family and friends, as well as a growing number of school activities for her son.
Education: Villa Maria CollegeRead Full Bio >
Paige is from Buffalo, New York and has been in Tucson 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 life long runners.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, shopping, and playing with her dog.
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