I'm looking for a word to describe a person who approaches problems with physicality, as opposed to intellectually.
I'm having a difficult time describing what it is that I want, as I'm not necessarily interested in words like "brute", which, to me, imply a certain degree of aggression or a lack of finesse. This doesn't necessarily have to be an angry or oafish person. Just one who solves problems physically rather than intellectually.
EDIT: I suppose I wasn't clear in my original phrasing, but I'm looking for a noun. I did say I wanted a word to "describe a person", but what I mean is a word that means "one who approaches problems with physicality".