Celebrating National Hand Therapy Week in Tucson

Jun 7, 2021

ProActive Physical Therapy

by ProActive Physical Therapy

It’s National Hand Therapy Week, making it the perfect time to highlight our Tucson hand therapy Clinics! We’re very proud of our certified hand therapists (CHT’s) and physical therapist assistants (PTA’s), as they are experts in the evaluation and treatment of complex upper extremity injuries and conditions. Read on to get to know our hand therapists and their assistants.

Mike Lee of ProActive North hand clinic

Mike Lee, PT, DPT, CHT, and clinic director at the ProActive Physical Therapy North clinic. 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 21 years of experience, Mike specializes in shoulder, elbow, and hand rehabilitation. Mike has been awarded the prestigious Petzoldt Award for innovation in research in hand therapy.

Janelle Borg, PT, DPT splits time between the North and Central clinics. She became a physical therapist to assist others in improving their quality of life. Originally from Phoenix, she attended the University of Arizona, where she earned a Bachelor of Music and participated in the Pride of Arizona marching band. She continued her education, receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has worked in Tucson since 2014. She has a special interest in working with musicians.

Cyndi Valdez, PTA splits time at three clinics—North, Central, and East. Cyndi’s interest in physical therapy developed when she received physical therapy following a softball injury. 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.

It’s easy to see that our hand therapists are passionate about their job and their patients. ProActive Physical Therapy offers hand and upper extremity rehabilitation services at 3 of our outpatient clinics. With a staff of certified hand therapists and physical therapists, ProActive has one of the most qualified and experienced hand teams in the greater Tucson area. Our CHT’s are experts in evaluating and treating highly complex hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions. For individuals experiencing pain and/or loss of function in their hand, elbow, or shoulder because of recent surgery, acute injury, or chronic condition, such as arthritis, our CHT’s will help guide them towards a full recovery.

Our Hand Therapists are uniquely qualified to treat the following conditions:

  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, or trigger ?nger) Osteo and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Joint replacements
  • Upper extremity sprains/strains
  • Fractures
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Follow the links below to schedule a free assessment at any of our three hand clinics:







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