Dr. Keith Blasingame - PT, DPT President and Founder
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.
Amy Hudak - PT Pearland Clinic Director
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. Taylor Randle - PT, DPT FAAOMPT, CSCS Clear Lake Clinic Director
Taylor Randle was born in Houston and raised in Richmond, Texas where he quickly developed an affinity for sports and performance training. A three-sport athlete in high school, Taylor continued on to Texas A&M University in College Station to play football, where he played wide receiver for the Aggies. In 2011, Taylor graduated with a B.S in Exercise Science with a concentration in Motor Behavior and a double minor in Psychology and Africana Studies.
Striving to make a difference in the community and people’s lives through health and performance, Taylor decided to pursue the field of Physical Therapy. Taylor received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Taylor has a wide variety of treating experience ranging from college athletics to inpatient rehabilitation. However, his passion is with pediatric sports. His infectious personality and enthusiasm are cornerstones in his treatment philosophy. Taylor’s mission and vision for the field of physical therapy is to bridge the gap between the health professional and patient by providing patient-centered, patient-first care. Taylor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Texas Physical Therapy Association, & the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Taylor’s hobbies include traveling, live music, movies/plays, sports and spending quality time with his family, friends, and English bulldog, “Winston”. In clinic, he has been known to showcase his love for music with occasional back up vocals to The Temptations, Sam Cooke, Josh Abbott Band, Adele and more!
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Lisa Simon - PT, MSPT Pasadena Clinic Director
Lisa Simon, PT, 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 MSPT Woodlands Clinic Director
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. Karen Keeler - PT, DPT, OCS
Karen earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University in 2002, and went on to earn her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University in 2005. After working at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in her home town of San Antonio for almost two years, she decided to try traveling physical therapy. Her assignments took her all over Texas and to the Lake Tahoe area, and she worked in a variety of settings. Lake Tahoe and Reno have become one of her favorite places, and she returns yearly.
Upon “retiring” from traveling physical therapy, she returned to San Antonio and again worked in an outpatient orthopedic facility. She earned her Orthopedic Specialization with the APTA in 2013, and moved to Austin, where she worked in sports medicine clinics. Since then, she earned her transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She recently moved to Houston, and loves any outdoor activities she can do with her dog, Brady. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Van Nguyen - PT, DPT
Van has always called Houston home. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Houston in 2012. He was a former physical therapy technician with Proactive Physical Therapy in Pearland for a few months before he left for physical therapy school at the Univeristy of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. He is a graduate of the 2018 class.
His personal interest has always revolved around the orthopedic setting. He grew up playing recreational sports including flag football, tennis, and volleyball. He currently remains active by participating in adult recreational flag football leagues and playing tennis in his free time. His hobbies include trying new restaurants, exploring new physical challenges, and fishing. His goal is to become a certified specialist in Orthopedics.
Dr. Nathan Cao PT, DPT
Nathan was born in Fountain Valley California and grew up in southwest Houston Texas. He graduated with his bachelor degree in exercise science and a nutrition minor from the University of Houston in 2013. He developed an interest in physical therapy while working as a rehab technician in various settings for nearly three years. Through his experiences as a rehab technician his passion for physical therapy grew, leading him to pursue higher education as a physical therapist. He attended the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas and earned his DPT in 2018. Nathan’s professional interests include sports medicine and orthopedics. He is currently enrolled in a fellowship in sports and orthopedic manual therapy through the Institute for Athlete Regeneration program to become an expert in his field.
Outside of the clinic, Nathan enjoys the outdoors, traveling the world, playing recreational sports, going to various music festivals and jamming to country music. He also enjoys quality time with his family and friends, playing board games, and watching movies with his Shih Tzu Mochi and German Shepherd Mia.
Dr. Kaitlin Foley -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.
Dr. Andy McGinnis - 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
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
Lindsay's main physical therapy interests involve sports performance/athletics and orthopedics. Lindsay plans on earning her Certification in Sports and Orthopedic Manual Therapy soon as well as becoming a certified specialist in Orthopedics and Athletics in the near future.
In her free time, Lindsay likes to participate in anything active, spend time with family and friends, and does CrossFit.
Dr. Sarah Ardoin - PT, DPT
Sarah is originally from a small town called Jennings, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Texas Woman's University, class of 2017. Sarah moved to Houston in 2014 to attend PT school after earning her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She has completed several rotations in the Houston area and decided to move here permanently to pursue a career in orthopedic physical therapy. Sarah's professional goals include becoming certified in manual therapy techniques, as well as becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.
Sarah became interested in physical therapy while working at a running store fitting shoes for runners and triathletes. She continues to enjoy running and exercise during her free time, as well as exploring several of Houston's local breweries and restaurants with her newly wedded husband and two dogs.
Earl Williams - 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
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
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