Gina has over 22 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1999 with a Master Degree in Physical Therapy and was certified by the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US in orthopedic manual therapy in 2004. She received her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2006. Currently, she is enrolled in the IAOM-US Manual Therapy Fellowship Program under the leadership of IAOM senior faculty member Jean-Michel Brismée. She owns Fick Physical Therapy and Sports Performance (www.fickptandperformance.com) and works in a high-performance sports training center in the Denver metro area.
Gina serves as a clinical instructor for Regis University School of Physical Therapy. She is certified in dry needling through the Integrative Dry Needling Institute and performs dry needling techniques that address neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Additionally, she holds a certification in blood flow restriction training from Owens Recovery Science. She has extensive experience in post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injury prevention and recovery strategies, and sports performance training. Her experience includes providing care to professional athletes, as well as youth and masters athletes at all levels. While at Texas Tech University, she conducted biomechanics research aimed at comparing gender specific differences in athletic tasks, such as jumping, landing, and cutting. She utilizes dorsaVi technology to conduct athletic movement assessments in order to identify ways in which athletes of all levels can optimize movement and performance. As a former collegiate basketball player, she understands the importance of training programs that focus on helping athletes maximize their athletic potential while reducing their injury risk. Gina’s treatment philosophy is based upon evidence-supported, diagnostic-specific management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. She is passionate about being able to help her patients thrive and excel beyond their expectations.