Kinected: 1 on 1 Physical Therapy & Pilates
November 10, 2017
8:00-12:00pm / Studio A
55 Minute Session Fee: $80.00
In partnership with Kinected, Gibney Dance will be offering limited Physical Therapy & Pilates sessions. This is an opportunity for dancers dealing with an injury to receive assessment, treatment and exercise instruction.
There are seven 1 on 1 sessions available, in 55 minute blocks. Each 55 minute session will include a 30 minute assessment/ treatment session from Kinected functional manual therapist Jinny MCGivern PT and a following 25 minute session with Kinected expert Pilates instructor Georgia Sanford focusing on an in home exercise program to aid in injury prevention and recovery.
Session 1: 8:00-8:55am
Session 2: 8:30-9:25am
Session 3: 9:00-9:55am
Session 4: 9:30-10:25am
Session 5: 10:00-10:55am
Session 6: 10:30-11:25am
Jinny McGivern, PT, DPT, CFMT is thrilled to join the team at Kinected! Since receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from Hunter College in 2014, Jinny has dedicated herself to extensive study in the area of Functional Manual Therapy® and recently completed a two-year orthopedic residency program in Functional Manual Therapy® through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA). In August 2016, she achieved the level of Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) through the IPA becoming one of only 300 people nationally to have reached this level of training.
As a former dancer with a B.F.A in Dance Performance, Jinny brings a lifelong interest and diverse background in movement to the practice of physical therapy. In addition to her dance background and experience, Jinny has completed a 500 Hour Yoga Certification through YogaWorks and taught classes through The Ailey Extension. Jinny also treats backstage as a physical therapist with various Broadway shows, and writes research review articles for the online education platform, The Brookbush Institute.
The Functional Manual Therapy® approach resonates strongly with Jinny because of its emphasis on treatment of the entire individual, rather than just an injured body part. Jinny’s goal as a physical therapist is to help her clients achieve their fullest function as quickly as possible, whether you’re somebody who just wants to be able to get out of bed without pain, or somebody who wants to return to high level dancing or sport.
Georgia Sanford–Pilates Instructor
Hailing from the middle of nowhere, Southern Oregon, Georgia has traveled the world dancing with various musicians, burlesque performers, and NYC nightlife icons. Having sustained several injuries as a dancer and former competitive horseback rider, Georgia came to Pilates as a means to heal her body and its imbalances. At the encouragement of a good friend, she received her anatomy, mat and equipment certification through The Kane School of Core Integration, and has been accepted into the kinectED Residency Program.
Sessions with Georgia emphasize the importance of proper biomechanics and quiet focus in building a strong, connected, and responsive body. She believes in Pilates as an athletic healing modality, giving people the tools they need to exercise without injury and/or overexertion in a body-positive and encouraging environment. A former employee of Equinox, she has encountered clients living with a wide array of chronic issues, those hoping to establish a re-connection to their bodies post-trauma or injury, and athletes of all sorts wishing to prevent injury and strengthen their fitness routine.