Dr. Keith Blasingame President and Founder - PT, DPT - PT, DPT
Dr. Keith Blasingame, President and Founder of ProActive Physical Therapy Centers, PLLC, has been committed to excellence in patient care since 1994. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1994 with a degree in Physical Therapy, Keith was employed as a staff therapist by a large orthopedic group in Fort Worth, Texas. Within one year, he came to the Houston area to be the Site Coordinator at this group's satellite clinic. In only 9 months, he was able to positively impact the lives of people in the community by serving 120% more patients than when he arrived.
In 1996, Keith took on a new challenge and helped open a Sports Medicine Facility affiliated with a large Houston area hospital. After 4 ½ years in which Keith maintained a relationship with that community, he decided it was time to become an entrepreneur. So, on August 14, 2000, he opened ProActive Physical Therapy’s Pearland Center.
Keith's vision for ProActive Physical Therapy Centers is to offer the community a clinic that is free to make decisions that will benefit the people in the local community. Keith offers numerous programs to benefit the patients of ProActive Physical Therapy Centers. Just a few of the programs are Sports Medicine, TMJ/headache specialty program, Aquatics, Work Hardening, and Job Analysis.
Keith stays very involved with the local communities in which he owns clinics. He has been a Board member of Coppinger YMCA since 2003. Past positions held include: Board member of Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Board member of Pearland Rotary, Board member Project Joy and Hope, President of Pearland chapter of BNI, Membership Committee member of Pasadena chapter of BNI, member of steering committee for Texas Invitational basketball tournament, elected King for 2004 Pearland Neighborhood Center, and member of Fastbreak Booster Club in Pearland. It is through these affiliations that Keith feels he is able to make the biggest impact on giving back to the communities.
Paul Hernandez VP Business Development
VP Business Development
Jennifer Wadlington Manager of Administration
Jennifer Wadlington was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She joined the Proactive team in 2015 as a front office coordinator and recently took on the position of Manager of Administration in 2018. Jennifer graduated from the University of Houston, Go Coogs, and has a degree in Kiniesiology with an emphasis in sports administration. She has been in the medical field for 13 years and absolutely loves what she does. She is married to her best friend, Kyle, and together they have recently welcomed there first child, Marshall, who they absolutely adore. Together, they enjoy country line dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Jennifer enjoys problem solving and interacting with our amazing patients on a day to day basis.
Amy Hudak Pearland Clinic Director - PT - PT
Amy and her family moved to Texas from Connecticut in 2005. A native of the East Coast, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University in 1988. Amy has been a practicing physical therapist for more than 27 years, with 25 of those spent in outpatient orthopedic settings. Specializing in manual therapy techniques, aquatics, and therapeutic exercise with a concentration on core strengthening, Amy has been a part of the ProActive Team since 2009, 1st as the director in Clear Lake, and currently in Pearland. She has been trained in multiple manual therapy techniques, including Muscle Energy, CST, Mulligan & Myofascial Release. Amy is also trained in Custom Splinting for the upper extremities.
When she’s not at work, Amy pursues her love of singing as part of the Grace Community Church Worship Team (though she’s been known to bust out in song at work, too!) She also enjoys spending time with her family, attending her son's college football games, reading, and exercising (she’s a fan of running and kickboxing workouts). Amy also recently became a "Mamie" (grandma) and is enjoying every moment she can get her hands on her beautiful granddaughter!
Amy’s goal is to make each person’s physical therapy experience both effective and fun!
To contact or refer your patients to Amy call 713-436-3900 today.
Dr. Lisa Sellers-Simon Pasadena Clinic Director - PT, DPT,MTC, MSPT PT, DPT,MTC, MSPT
Dr. Lisa Sellers-Simon, PT, DPT,MTC, MSPT, is a native Houstonian. She has lived in Europe, NYC and New Orleans, but came full circle to her hometown in 2001. She graduated top of her class at City University of New York -- magna cum laude and commencement speaker for her graduating class of 1987. She then pursued a career in acting with her most unusual job as co-star of an Off-Broadway Splatter Rock Musical with a cult following! Upon leaving the acting field, she pursued a career in fitness. As a personal trainer in NYC, she wrote feature articles for Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour Magazine. Later she would attend Texas Woman’s University for physical therapy. For nearly 20 years, Lisa has worked in a variety of clinical settings. She has loved it all for the joy she receives in helping others achieve a higher quality of life thru the rehabilitation process. Her greatest passion is orthopedics and she is delighted to have come full circle once again. She employs a variety of manual therapy techniques which includes trigger point dry needling. She emphasizes the importance of good posture and core strength and wants patients to feel at ease while reaching their maximum functional potential. Outside of work, she is with her family, taking spin classes, or crafting. She and her husband love teaching children’s Sunday school.
Joseph Becker Woodlands Clinic Director - MSPT - MSPT
Joseph earned his physical therapy degree from TWU in 2001. Proactive Physical Therapy in Pearland is where Joseph got his start and love for outpatient orthopedics immediately after earning his degree. Joseph has been a practicing physical therapist for more than 17 years, with 8+ of those spent in outpatient orthopedic settings, specializing in manual therapy techniques, soft tissue mobilization and therapeutic exercise. He work for Proactive in Pearland and then helped establish and direct the Pasadena and Pasadena Clinics. He has been trained in multiple manual therapy techniques, including Muscle Energy, CST, Mulligan & Myofascial Release.
When Joseph’s daughter was born he needed to be closer to home, so he left Proactive and pursed an interest in Neuro Rehab. Over the next 7 years Joseph took hospitals thru JACHO Stroke Accreditation, became Neuro IFRAH trained and was directors over IP/OP Acute Rehabs. We are so excited to have Joseph back in the Proactive family as the director of the Proactive Physical Therapy Centers Woodlands clinic.
Joseph spends most of his spare time attending his youngest son’s basketball games, middle son’s football games and watching his daughter in cheerleading. He also spends time as a Den leader with Boy Scouts for his two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, camping and fishing.
Joseph’s focus is to create an environment where clients can learn and improve beyond their diagnosis to regain their function and enjoy life.
Dr. Kaitlin Foley Clear Lake Clinic Director-PT, DPT -PT, DPT
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Kaitlin became invested in physical therapy as a career at an early age. Starting in high school with her first internship in a local outpatient orthopedic clinic, she fell in love with physical therapy and this interest has stayed with her ever since. Graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2012, she went on to receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans in 2015. After obtaining her doctorate, she spent several years working in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine physical therapy before moving to Houston to be closer to family and share her skills with the Houston community.
When not at the clinic, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to live music, hiking, travelling and practicing aerial yoga.
Lesley Clinic Director PT, DPT
Dr. Lesley “Tugg” Kargbo is a Board Certified Physical Therapist in Houston, Texas. Tugg is from Sugar Land, TX and has seen it grow in the past 30 years. He graduated from Dulles High School in 1999 where he lettered in multiple sports. Tugg continued his education and athletic career at the University of Houston where he played for the Cougar backfield as a Running back/Full back. He earned multiple athletic and academic awards while at UH, but the real accomplishment is when he met Kate, the love of his life, former 2003 UH Homecoming Queen.
Tugg set out to be the best healthcare professional EVER, so he received his Bachelor of Science from UH, Master’s in Science from UTMB, and then continued at the University of Texas Medical Branch to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. Dr. Kargbo has 12 years of physical therapy experience and his favorite part of work is taking people to the next level. Tugg has stretched his mind and muscles by continuing to learn different treatment techniques. He has acquired additional training in emergency response management and has numerous clinical certifications.
Tugg loves to coach youth sports and coaches his two boys in baseball, basketball, and soccer. He currently resides in Sienna Plantation, Texas where he spends most of his time with his wife Kate, 8 year old Tyler, and 6 year old Kyle.
Dr. Andy McGinnis - PT, DPT - PT, DPT
Andy McGinnis, PT, DPT was born in Amarillo, TX. Andy is one of seven children. He lived in the panhandle of Texas until he graduated high school in 2006, and then attended college at West Texas A&M from 2006-2009. He then moved to Galveston and worked in substance addiction research until 2011. Andy then worked as an Assistant Manager at Discount Tire Co. for 2 years while his wife was in professional school for PT. Andy attended physical therapy school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston from 2014-2017 where he graduated with his doctorate of physical therapy. Andy is a husband and father of 2 beautiful daughters, Payton and Brynlee. When not at work, Andy spends most of his free time with his family and friends. Andy loves anything sports related , especially soccer and football, and enjoys playing recreational sports as a hobby. He has a passion for orthopedic physical therapy and being able to help individuals heal and grow and reach their full potential. Andy's goals include obtaining a manual certification and specialty certification in the fields of orthopedic physical therapy.
Dr. Lindsay Sutera - PT, DPT, OCS - PT, DPT, OCS
Lindsay Sutera grew up in Houston where she was constantly active in sports and dance. Lindsay was exposed to physical therapy at a young age due to multiple sports injuries which initiated her interest in the field. Softball was her primary sport and she had the opportunity to play for Louisiana State University. Lindsay graduated from LSU in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Lindsay then attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences in Odessa, Texas, and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017
In June of 2019, Lindsay became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy practice through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is also certified in Level 1 Dry Needling through the Institute for Athlete Regeneration. Her main physical therapy interests involve sports performance/athletics and orthopedics.
In her free time, Lindsay likes to participate in anything active, spend time with family and friends, and does CrossFit.
Earl Williams - PTA - PTA
Earl is an experienced Physical Therapist Assistant that has returned to ProActive Physical Therapy Centers, after providing home physical therapy for the past few years. With nearing two decades of experience, Earl works to provide the best care to his patients as they manage to return to their highest level of function. Earl utilizes his knowledge and skills not only to help patients overcome their current impairments, but to educate his patients in prevention of injury with return to activities of daily living. Prior to his initial tenure with ProActive from 2004 to 2011, Earl attended Houston Community College Systems where he received his Associate Degree for Physical Therapist Assistant in 2004. He also received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Howard University in 1994. Earl’s philosophy is …”joints are made to move!”
April Royall - PTA - PTA
April joined the ProActive team in 2009 and since has extensive experience in aquatics, outpatient orthopedics, and vestibular disorders utilizing advanced training through Mulligan Concepts and various manual techniques.
She attended San Jacinto College and was part of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is always looking to expand her knowledge and learn from others.
In addition to work April loves spending time with her family, being outdoors and traveling.
Shelby Parham - PTA - PTA
Shelby Parham is a physical therapist assistant for Proactive PT. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Houston in 2014. Her passion for physical therapy began after observing a treatment session for her brother’s injured hand. After working as a rehab technician for a few years, she graduated from San Jacinto College and obtained her license in 2018.
When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time playing softball, watching movies, reading, and attending concerts