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 25 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’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 also 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.

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.

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.

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Jasmine Tun, PT, DPT

Jasmine has over six years 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.

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Agata Krupa, Lead Personal Trainer

Agata joined Physiofitness in 2013 and has been working alongside our physical therapists as a personal trainer for the past 8 years. Her expertise in developing exercise programs that improve mobility, stability, motor control and strength differentiates her from typical trainers. She is an expert at recognizing improper movement patterns, asymmetries, muscle imbalances and poor posture, which is key in her approach to training...

After an assessment she creates a customized program with specific corrective exercises and proper progressions/regressions that result in a healthy, strong, and pain-free body.

In addition to those who want to improve their overall strength and fitness, Agata has also had much success with our sports-minded clients. She has worked with runners to optimize their technique and speed, as well as golfers to improve their range of motion and swing.

As a teenager she spent many hours on the dance floor perfecting her Ballroom and Latin American Dance. This is where she learned the importance of form, grace, and aesthetics, which she integrates into her training programs today.

Agata holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Nutrition Science from Queens College and certifications in Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms) and Functional Movement Systems (FMS). She is also a huge fan of football and an avid golfer. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing at the beach.

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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.
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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.
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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.