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Bridging the gap between Rehab & fitness

Updated: May 12, 2023

"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


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