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Dr. Gina Fick, PT, ScD, FAAOMPT

Founder of Fick PT & Performance | Orthopedic Manual PT Certified | Dry Needling Certified | Blood Flow Restriction Certified

Dr. Gina Fick, PT, ScD, FAAOMPT became passionate about physical therapy during her high school and college years when she played on various sports teams. During this time, she sustained a serious and season-ending injury that kept her from the activities she loved, but through that experience, she discovered her passion for physical therapy.

Dr. Gina was impressed with the impact that physical therapy had on herself and other people trying to get back to the activities and sports they love. This inspired Dr. Gina to become a physical therapist and help athletes prevent injuries, recover from injuries, and return to doing activities they love.

Dr. Gina started this clinic with the vision of providing outstanding treatment in the most effective way possible. She is passionate about being able to help patients thrive and excel beyond your expectations by offering highly-skilled, evidence-supported physical therapy and sports recovery services so that you can achieve the BEST results!

She values patient-centered, one-on-one care, where she is able to spend adequate time with you and fully utilize her skills to help you feel better and return to a healthy and active lifestyle. She wants you to have a meaningful, successful experience with physical therapy, and that is the foundation of this business. Her focus is solely on outstanding, patient care that will empower you with hope and success.

Dr. Gina received her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2006. She has been practicing as a physical therapist specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over 22 years.

In her free time, Dr. Gina likes to spend time with her husband and her four children. Her favorite activities include enjoying local sporting events, hiking, skiing, and off-roading through the mountains in their 4×4!

She holds a manual therapy certification from the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US (IAOM-US) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Gina is certified by Dr. Ma’s Integrative Dry Needling Institute to perform dry needling techniques that address neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Additionally, she holds a certification in blood flow restriction training from Owens Recovery Science. Gina is highly skilled in manual therapy of the spine and extremities and has extensive experience in post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injury prevention and recovery strategies, and sports performance training.

Her experience includes providing care to high-level professional and olympic athletes, as well as collegiate, high school, youth, and masters athletes. She conducted biomechanics research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center aimed at comparing gender-specific differences in athletic tasks, such as jumping, landing, and cutting. She now utilizes dorsaVi technology to conduct athletic movement assessments, which helps to identify ways in which athletes of all levels can optimize movement and performance. As a former collegiate basketball player, Gina understands the importance of training programs that focus on helping athletes maximize their athletic potential while reducing their injury risk.

Dr. Tony Rodriguez, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Dr. Tony Rodriguez, DPT, ATC is originally from the small town of Truckee, CA just outside of Lake Tahoe. He became interested in physical therapy after observing dual-certified athletic trainer/physical therapists working with high level athletes and wanted to increase his knowledge in injury rehabilitation. He has been an active individual since he was a child playing football, basketball, baseball, running track and field, golfing, and snowboarding.

After getting exposure to sports medicine at the University of Oregon, he went on to earn a Master of Athletic Training degree while working with various D1 sports at the University of Arkansas including football, volleyball, and men’s track and field. He was blessed to be a part of an NFL training camp with the Seattle Seahawks during his Master’s program, which ended with him returning to Seattle to work in the NFL as a seasonal athletic trainer for two full seasons with the Seattle Seahawks sports medicine staff. After working in the NFL he decided to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus.

During physical therapy school he continued to develop a passion for working with athletes throughout their injury rehabilitation process. His clinical rotations included Concentra Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and EXOS Performance Center in Gulf Breeze, Florida working primarily with military special-ops members. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in December of 2022.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, golfing, playing many recreational sports, snowboarding, and exploring Denver’s food scene. He is a LA Lakers basketball fan, as well as a devoted Seattle Seahawks fan since working with the team.

He is excited to continue to work with athletes of all ages to help them return achieve their goals and return to performance training.

Dr. Edward Benitez, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Edward Benitez PT, DPT is originally from Dallas, Texas. Edward played soccer throughout his life at a competitive level. He became interested in physical therapy after experiencing the positive results he received throughout his personal injury rehabilitation. While exploring the physical therapy profession, he worked alongside many successful physical therapists and athletes, and this is where he developed his passion for sports physical therapy.
 
Edward received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in Psychology from The University of Texas at Arlington. He continued his education at the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus and received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in December 2022. He is certified in Functional Dry Needling Certified and is skilled in Manual Therapy Techniques.
 
Throughout his physical therapy education, he continued to develop a passion for sports medicine, helping athletes throughout their rehabilitation process and return to sports performance. He has had the opportunity to assist active individuals of all ages with various injuries recover and return to the sports and activities the love as quickly and safely as possible.
 
In his free time, Edward enjoys playing soccer, football, basketball, working out, hiking, and trying out new restaurants. He is a huge Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and a Texas Rangers fan. GO COWBOYS! 
 
Edward is passionate about helping athletes of all ages move better, perform better, and return to sport pain free. He is excited to continue his physical therapy career at Fick Physical Therapy and Sport Performance!

Taylor Whitfield

Administrative Assistant

Taylor Whitfield is from Highlands Ranch, CO and graduated from Valor Christian High School in 2021. While at Valor Christian she fell in love with running and was a member of three CHSAA 5A State Championship track teams and won several individual and team relay championships. Her high school cross country team finished 8th in nation at Nike Cross Nationals in 2019. 
 
Following her high school career, Taylor was blessed with the opportunity to run track and cross country as a scholarship athlete for Baylor University from 2021-2022. Taylor is in the process of transferring from Baylor University, and she is very excited to be home this semester and for the opportunity to work at Fick Physical Therapy and Sports Performance during this transition time.
 
From the start of her running career, Taylor has persevered through various injuries. Throughout Taylor’s high school and collegiate career, Dr. Fick has served as Taylor’s physical therapist. Dr. Fick helped her to heal quickly from these injuries which allowed her to return to running and perform and compete on state championship teams and at the D1 level. She has had the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Fick and watch and learn from her for several years. She loves learning about how the body works and how to get athletes back to the competitive level they once were at! 
 
In her free time, Taylor loves spending time with her parents and siblings, enjoys being outside, and she is looking forward to training again in Colorado! She is super excited to work with the amazing staff at Fick Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in an administrative role, and she feels very blessed for this opportunity!

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