Helen Williford



Helen grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina playing competitive soccer from a young age. Sidelined by multiple injuries and a concussion, Helen developed a keen interest in the mind-body relationship and decided to pursue a career helping others heal from injury. She received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 2016 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University in May 2019.

When Helen was first introduced to Pilates in high school, she realized its unique capacity to address weakness and make exercise more interesting and challenging. She completed the Polestar Comprehensive Pilates Training in September 2019. She has also completed GYROTONIC® Training and RedCord Neurac 1 to continue to expand her knowledge and allow her to treat patients with a variety of methodologies.

Helen uses a combination of manual therapy including cupping, dry needling, and soft tissue mobilization along with Pilates, GYROTONIC®, and RedCord to help patients gain the strength and flexibility they need to perform at their best. When not at BODY-N-BALANCE, Helen enjoys running on the beltline, cooking, and hiking.



  • Pilates


  • Redcord

  • Trigger Point Dry Needling

  • Gua Sha

  • Cupping

  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization