Updated: May 12
"Change happens through movement and movement heals." -- Joseph Pilates
True North Physical Therapy is excited to onboard Halley Cianfarini, functional movement specialist & certified pilates instructor, to the practice. She will be offering1-1 in-person and virtual sessions that will be a fusion of mat pilates and functional movement/strength.
Having extensive years of working with special populations dealing with pain & injury---Halley is the perfect addition to seamlessly transition patients from rehab towards long term health & fitness!
Please scroll below to read Halley's bio, certifications, special populations she works with & pricing!
My name is Halley Cianfarini, and I am a functional movement practitioner and certified pilates instructor teaching both in person and virtually for the past nine years in NYC.
I am grateful and delighted to join the True North PT community.
I love sharing the gift of mindful movement and witnessing the beautiful change that happens in our bodies with this work. I work with perspectives from Pilates, yoga, and functional movement. I also bring a wealth of understanding of the body from my thirteen year professional dance and theater career and a lifetime of studying the body.
Most of my experience is in working with clients with specific conditions such as arthritis, scoliosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, recovery from injury and/or surgeries and prenatal and postpartum clients. I also have experience working with programming for osteoporosis, ankylosing spondylitis, frozen shoulder, strength training before surgery and many more.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking and enjoying nature, exploring the many wonderful food offerings of Queens with my husband, and playing with our calico cat, Ophelia. I will also complete a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College in spring 2023.
Kane School of Core Integration, Corrective Pilates Certification; training as applied to various populations
Elevate Cooperative, specialized workshops in Biomechanics, Hypermobility and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and Postpartum Pilates.
The Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) Workshop at Mt. Sinai Gross Anatomy Lab
FAMI 2: The Shoulder, Healthy Neck mechanics with Kelly Kane
Balanced Body's Bodhi ropes suspension system training,
Seminar on Yoga for Scoliosis with Yoga Union founder Allison West.
Studied with renowned Juilliard anatomist Irene Dowd and Rebekah Rotstein.
Yogaworks 200 Hour Teacher Training with Jody Rufty
Reiki Level 2 Certification (including distance Reiki) with Libby Barnett
Special Population & Conditions
o herniated discs and chronic back pain o prenatal and postpartum including diastasis recti, C-section, and perineal tears
o pelvic floor issues including incontinence and elimination problems o severe hip arthritis and joint immobility o sacroiliac joint instability o ankylosing spondylitis o scoliosis o osteoporosis / osteopenia o post knee replacement surgery and ACL repair o chronic ankle sprains o anorexia and body image issues o dancers o teens o adults to age 85
She helped me work through some old dance injuries, and make some day to day changes in the way I carry my body and I feel so much better. She focuses a lot on form and technique, and takes the time to dispel confusion and really make sure you're learning to do things right. -E.B.
Professional, personable, and a joy to workout with! Halley is worth every penny! -S.G.
She listens to the client with open ears and formulates a well-thought plan to help with an issue, while at the same time is able to push you forward. These are 3 amazing qualities in an instructor, which show her extensive knowledge in the field but also her attentiveness and skill.-K.C.
In-Person | $145
Virtual | $120
*If you are a current client and have access to the patient portal, you can book a session directly via the portal
*If you are a new client, you will need to create a portal account to see availability & schedule
True North Physical Therapy
5-31 50th Ave, Long Island City