Gina Vanderheiden, Co-Owner, PT, DPT
With a dream to create an atmosphere where patients feel welcome and at ease, Gina Vanderheiden, PT, DPT, started GinaV Physical Therapy in her home town of Papillion to keep that “small town” feeling alive.
Degrees in both physical therapy and athletic training uniquely equip Gina to handle medical ailments ranging from sports injuries, back and neck pain, and orthopedic care. Gina is also one of the few physical therapists in the metro area that is certified to perform Functional Dry Needling® (FDN) which is an innovative treatment focusing on certain trigger points in the body to relieve acute and chronic pain. FDN has been show to also play a role in accelerating an individual’s rehabilitation progress.
Gina leads by example through recognition that patient care is an ever evolving field requiring a commitment to lifelong learning. She continues her education and training to remain current on new methodologies and treatments that will benefit her patients.
Mark Vanderheiden, Co-Owner & Billing
Mark Vanderheiden, Co-Owner of GinaV Physical Therapy, is Gina’s husband and ensures the smooth operation of business. He oversees financials, marketing, advertising, and the maintenance of the clinic. Mark received his Bachelors in business management from Bellevue University in 2011. Mark proudly served 21 years in the Army National Guard, having retired in November 2017. He is active in the Papillion Community in a variety of roles such as being a long-time member of the American Legion and the Lions Club, Papillion Community Foundation Board Member, Papillion Jr. Titan Football Board member, and Papillion Jr. Titan football coach. In his free time, he loves to golf, travel, and race dirt sprint cars.
Mark and Gina are proud parents of Cole and Brynn and when they aren’t working with patients, they are out in the community supporting their children’s sporting events.
Kristine Swanson, Co-Office Manager
Kristine is the front office manager for Gina V Physical Therapy. She joined the team in the summer of 2020. Kristine’s professional experience includes Medical Service Specialist, Phlebotomist, Omaha Police Officer, and Physical Therapy Technician. Kristine loves camping, working out, and watching her son play baseball for Papio South Titans! We’re grateful to have Kristine on our team!
Alisia Rivera, DPT & APTA member.
Alisia Rivera grew up in Grand Island, NE and in 2011, moved to Omaha to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Creighton University. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton in 2018. Since graduating she has gained experience in the acute, skilled nursing and home health settings. She is excited to move into the outpatient orthopedic setting and to continue to help all her patients progress and achieve their goals. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with family and friends.