Our Team

Christopher W. Delehanty, PT

Owner, CEO, Physical Therapist

Chris has been the owner and director of Physiofitness Physical Therapy since 1996 and has over 20 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports therapy. Chris’ philosophy and mission is to rebuild and reignite the physical self, not to settle for the temporary fix; to go deep to uncover the body’s own capacity and potential to heal, strengthen and surpass expectations.

Chris’ area of expertise is in advanced manual therapy. He holds certifications in Full Body Active Release Techniques® and Selective Functional Movement Assessment™. Whether it’s shoulder or hip dysfunction, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, persistent low back pain, orthotic management or post-surgical rehab, Chris and his team provide real, hands-on bodywork to correctly manage any orthopedic issue. The energy, passion and support you will experience is how success is measured at Physiofitness.

Being a former triathlete and avid surfer, Chris fully understands the physical needs and injuries that often arise from training and participating in sports. On your visits to Physio, Chris is the first one to ask you straight out, “Are you moving better?” and that attitude is what drives the practice. His dream is to integrate the art and science of physical therapy into our everyday lives to keep people of all ages going strong. With a 20-year history as a type 1 diabetic, Chris is also passionate about maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle through exercise and nutrition and uses his experience to supplement his treatment plans.

Chris built Physiofitness on the foundation of his professional training: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York; Senior Staff Therapist and award-winning lecturer at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; and Director of Physical Therapy Services at Queens Orthopedic & Sports Medicine.

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Stan Kupchenko, PT, DPT

Stan graduated with a Bachelor’s in Natural Science from Fordham University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College. His focus on the individual needs of our patients perfectly reflects the mission of our team.

Stan’s excellent manual therapy skills ensure a careful unlocking of mobility issues that can inhibit the body’s natural healing powers. He believes that no single joint or muscle stands alone and takes pride in restoring proper movement patterns to make sure all parts of your body work in harmony.

Stan is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist credentialed by the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). His expertise addressing issues in the thoracic, lumbar and cervical spine lead to positive results for his patients.

A staunch supporter of “prevention over rehab”, Stan believes in addressing impairments and avoiding injuries before they can happen. He has led multiple workshops across NYC to educate professional dancers, athletes and fitness instructors on the importance of checking in with your body to make sure it’s moving optimally.

Rounding out his passion for physical therapy, Stan practices martial arts, enjoys reading, traveling and is currently taking flying lessons to get his pilot’s license.

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Agata Krupa, Lead Personal Trainer

Agata joined Physiofitness seven years ago as an ACE certified personal trainer. Agata also holds certifications in Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms) and Functional Movement Systems (FMS).

Her passion for fitness, corrective exercise, and body movement began from a young age. As a teenager, Agata spent her free time perfecting her Ballroom and Latin American dance and competed in the National DanceSport Championship.

As a trainer, Agata believes our bodies are meant to move without pain and in various planes of motion. She supplements her training sessions with corrective exercises that address movement limitations. She believes that once you become more proficient in those movements, you progress, add more load and become stronger. Last year during Agata’s pregnancy, she developed a set of functional exercise programs designed specifically for both pre-natal and post-natal fitness.

Prior to joining Physiofitness, Agata was a Tier 3 trainer at Equinox. She is a huge fan of football and an avid golfer. In her free time, Agata enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing at the beach.

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Laura Schubert, PT, DPT – virtual physical therapy

Laura joined Physiofitness after graduating from Touro College in 2017 as valedictorian of her physical therapy class. She earned dual degrees receiving a Bachelor of Health Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her studies, Laura discovered her enthusiasm for manual therapy and began taking continuing education classes through The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Her goal is to become a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist. Laura is also certified in Functional Range Conditioning.

Laura was born and raised in Queens, New York. She graduated from Hunter College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. At Hunter, Laura studied Contemporary Dance, Ballet and Composition and was part of the Hunter College Dance Company. 

As a lifelong performer and athlete, Laura brings her passion for movement into all aspects of her treatment. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance, travel, spend time with family and friends, and explore new fitness and movement disciplines.

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Dina Badami Delehanty, COO

Dina joined Physiofitness in 2002 as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the fiscal management of the practice. She oversees the daily operations and is responsible for  implementing business strategies, plans and procedures to enhance growth. Prior to Physiofitness, Dina spent 20 years in marketing and advertising in both the agency and cable network space. In her free time, she practices Pilates, enjoys cooking and tries to see as much live music as possible.

Rosie

Rosie pearl, client services/Assistant office manager

Rosie is the point person for all scheduling, insurance billing and inquiries. She keeps our office operations running smoothly and ensures everyone leaves with a smile. Rosie joined the Physiofitness team in 2019 after graduating from from Hunter College with a BA in Environmental Studies. In her spare time, Rosie loves to read, complete logic puzzles and play video games.