Our Team

Christopher W. Delehanty, PT

Owner, CEO, Physical Therapist

Chris has owned and operated Physiofitness Physical Therapy since 1996 and has over 30 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. He is a renowned mentor, leader and collaborator among his staff, patients and peers.

Stan Kupchenko, PT, DPT

Stan’s excellent manual therapy skills allow him to unlock issues that cause pain that inhibit the body’s natural healing powers. He believes no single joint or muscle stands alone and takes pride in restoring proper movement to all parts of the body.

Stan is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist credentialed by the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and holds a certification in Fascial Counterstrain, a unique treatment that allows painless “release” of muscle and connective tissue spasms from all areas of the body. His expertise lies in addressing issues related to low back pain, thoracic and cervical spine which has resulted in positive outcomes for all of his patients.

His expertise lies in addressing issues related to low back pain, thoracic and cervical spine which has resulted in positive outcomes for all of his patients.

Stan also holds a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certification which has improved the golf swing for many of our patients by specifically addressing the Body-Swing Connection.

A staunch supporter of “prevention over rehab”, Stan 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 so injuries can be avoided. He is also responsible for clinical staff training at Physiofitness.

Stan graduated with a Bachelor of Natural Science from Fordham University and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College. His focus on the individual needs of our patients perfectly reflects the mission of our team.
Rounding out his passion for physical therapy, Stan is a 15-year practitioner of Kung Fu and in his spare time enjoys reading and traveling.

Jasmine Tun, PT, DPT

Jasmine has almost a decade of experience as a physical therapist and is uniquely qualified to help people overcome even the toughest musculoskeletal conditions. She believes in a full-body approach to treatment and always turns her focus beyond just the joint or muscle in pain.

She incorporates Active Release Technique into her treatments for both musculoskeletal and nervous system impairments and also holds certifications in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), the Mulligan Concept (manual therapy for both upper and lower extremities) and the McKenzie Method (spine).

Jasmine treats a diverse patient population for various acute and chronic orthopedic conditions and uses multiple evidence-based disciplines for post-operative conditions, biomechanics and movement dysfunctions. Jasmine easily connects and empathizes with each patient she sees to educate and improve their body awareness and create better movement habits for life.

Jasmine graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Health Sciences and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UMDNJ/Rutgers University.

In her free time she can be found dabbling in any one of her many hobbies: tennis, golf, surfing, volleyball, or finding another restaurant to visit.

 

Joshua Lee, PT, DPT

Josh is a manual based therapist with an extensive fitness background which allows him to build programs for all types of injuries, from the most basic general conditioning to those geared toward higher-level sport-specific athletes.  In fact, he has successfully rehabbed elite-level athletes, most recently Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson, a member of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team.

Josh considers most injuries the result of individuals not having the prerequisites needed to perform the given skills or movements, whether it be a daily activity such as climbing stairs or a specific sport like golf. His goal is to teach his clients to move better, without pain and in full range....

Josh specializes in sports-related injuries like IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and hamstring strains.

Josh graduated from Northeastern University with both a BS in Health and Rehabilitation Science and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

He has a passion for staying active and helping people achieve their own fitness goals. In his spare time Josh can be found playing basketball, volleyball and golf, traveling, eating and cooking and supporting one of his many Boston sports teams.

James Calder, PT, DPT

James is a dedicated spine dysfunction specialist committed to empowering individuals to meet their movement, exercise and lifestyle goals. Drawing on his vast knowledge of manual therapy interventions, his personalized approach combines hands-on joint mobilizations, soft tissue treatments, manual unloading and decompression techniques to effectively address pain and dysfunction for his patients.

Beyond his focus on spine disorders, James also specializes in the treatment of arthritic joint diseases, nerve impingements, spinal disk pathologies and TMJ disorder. His comprehensive training encompasses bio-mechanical analysis, sports specific training, and management of post-operative surgery rehabilitation.

James refined his clinical skills through a rigorous year-long post professional fellowship and certification program in manual therapy at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy – IOMT. He graduated from Northeastern University with his BS in Rehabilitation Sciences, Doctorate of Physical Therapy and a minor in Music Studies. When he’s not at Physiofitness, you can find him indulging his passion for music as an avid guitar player or cheering on his beloved New York Knicks.

Julia Heller, Personal Trainer

Julia is a Certified Personal Trainer and professional dancer and with a lifelong passion for health and movement. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University and The Ailey School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Mathematics. Certified by the American Council of Exercise (ACE), Julia works to help others improve their health and wellbeing through movement and exercise.

She started dancing at 3 years old, and has not stopped moving since, working professionally with renowned choreographers, and exploring other artistic and physical passions as a trainer, dance teacher, and model. She is particularly excited to be a part of the Physiofitness team because of their dedication to excellence and personal investment in patients. Julia likes to read memoirs, drinks decaf coffee, and enjoys dancing to 60’s jazz music.

Bryn Christoffersen, Personal Trainer

Bryn is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as a professional dancer and fitness instructor. She graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish as well as a double minor in Dance and Kinesiology. Her experience in group fitness means that she values safety in exercise first and foremost, but also values finding the fun in movement and brings enthusiastic energy to the team.

Originally from Santa Cruz, California, she started dancing at 3 years old and has never stopped, working in many different styles, specifically tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop. When she’s not at Physiofitness, teaching fitness classes, or dancing, she is finding time for the beach, learning new marine life fun facts, and exploring new parts of NYC with friends.

Wesley Wun, Personal Trainer

Wesley is Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is currently enrolled as a Student Physical Therapist at Long Island University.

Wesley’s strong passion for helping others improve their quality of life through movement and rehabilitation makes him a perfect fit for Physiofitness. He instructs patients on correct execution of exercises and assists with designing home exercise programs. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and staying active.

Natalie Cantalino, Personal Trainer

Natalie is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach and has completed coursework in Stott Pilates Mat in order to maintain an integrated and versatile approach to functional movement and rehabilitation. She has experience teaching dance, Pilates, and fitness to all ages. Originally from Detroit, Natalie graduated from Wayne State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.

Her extensive background in jazz, modern, and ballet techniques is the result of learning through a variety of versatile teachers and artists nationwide. While she’s not at Physiofitness or dancing, Natalie enjoys singing and playing disc golf. She feels so lucky to have found her place in the Physiofitness family.

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 Hunter College with a BA in Environmental Studies. In her spare time, Rosie loves to read, complete logic puzzles and play video games.

 

Dina Badami, COO

Dina joined Physiofitness in 2002 as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the fiscal management, systems, operations, and marketing for the practice. She oversees the daily operations and  implements 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.