We fully appreciate that the quality of our patients’ and clients’ lives depends on our commitment and expertise. Our staff members have many years of experience in the physical therapy and rehabilitation fields. Many of our staff members hold advanced degrees in physical therapy, athletic training, and nursing. Some staff members lecture at local colleges, conferences, and at seminars both in the United States and overseas.
John A Hisamoto, PT / ATC, Clinic Directorjohn@pro-activephysicaltherapy.com
John Hisamoto is a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer who graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1981. John helped to direct at Union Memorial Sports Medicine Center in Baltimore, Maryland, prior to accepting the Director of Rehabilitation position at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Since 1993, John has served as the Director of Pro-Active Physical Therapy in Tampa and has been active in sports medicine and orthopaedic rehabilitation his entire career. John was also recognized by Physical Therapy magazine as one of the top orthopaedic sports medicine therapists in the country. He lectures extensively, nationally and internationally on topics of sports medicine and orthopaedics and has travelled to over 20 countries to share his insights. John has served as a Medical Director for USA Rugby and has continued to treat the athletic population, including professional and amateur sports teams. John is also very active in our community and serves as a Boy Scout leader, a coach, and has participated in many charity activities such as Relay for Life.
Debbie Hisamoto, RN, Practice Administratordebbie@pro-activephysicaltherapy.com
Debbie Hisamoto is a registered nurse and works as the practice administrator for Pro-Active Physical Therapy. She has specialized in cardiac care and diabetes education and has also worked in the John’s Hopkins cardiac surgical unit with the Heart/Lung transplant program. Since moving to Florida in 1987, Debbie has been involved in Home Health and as the practice administrator for Pro-Active. She enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities including backpacking and hiking.
Kelvin Carter PT, DPT, OCSkelvin@pro-activephysicaltherapy.com
Kelvin is a physical therapist who received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University in 2014. He practiced for 4 years in Atlanta, GA, working as a clinic director for a local PT clinic before relocating to Tampa, FL. He became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2017. Kelvin’s passion is working with athletes, being a collegiate basketball player himself and having a career-ending knee injury. Kelvin is also passionate about serving his community, investing time to coach youth basketball teams and mentor at-risk youth through his church. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife (Alyssa) and dog (Ozzie), exercising, and watching whatever basketball game is on TV.
Chris Fernandez, Certified Athletic Trainerchris@pro-activephysicaltherapy.com
With a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Tampa, Chris has been working for Pro-Active Physical Therapy following graduation from UT in May 2017. While attending UT, he was the student assistant with the baseball team, Plant High School athletics, as well as the Tampa Bay Storm arena football team. While not working at Pro-Active, Chris enjoys his time playing soccer, golf, and tossing the Frisbee with his dogs.
Bradley Moorer, Physical Therapy Technician
Bradley has had the privilege of being a part of the Pro-Active family for many years. For him, his time at Pro-Active began as a 13-year-old with a knee injury. Following 4 separate bouts of physical therapy as a patient, Bradley now serves as a rehab technician here at Pro-Active. While working, Bradley is also pursuing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Nova Southeastern University. His time at Pro-Active as a patient fueled his passion to pursue physical therapy as a career. Bradley enjoys hanging out with his wife (Aubrey), all things sports, the outdoors, and the Andy Griffith Show.