Athletic Performance/Personal Training


Professional Care Physical Therapy is excited to introduce PCAP, our new Athletic Performance Division!

Our Goal in establishing the Professional Care Athletic Performance division was to provide local athletes with a place to train that encompasses all facets of sports performance training under one roof. Our team strives to provide our athletes with customized programs rooted in high-quality, evidence-based training that is tailored to each athlete’s specific needs. These programs are designed based upon our comprehensive athlete evaluation. All things are considered from the athlete’s age, training experience, time frame to train, strengths/weaknesses, athletic goals, and movement quality and are customized to peak with the athlete as their season begins. Each program focuses on:

  • Linear speed development
  • Multi-directional speed/agility training
  • Strength/ power training
  • Plyometrics
  • Conditioning/energy systems development
  • Injury Prevention
  • Nutritional programming
  • Body composition

With the use of our PCAP Movement Analysis Software and our Bar Velocity Monitoring System, our Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists are able to analyze each athletes’ movement patterns and force output to gain an overall view of the athlete’ performance profile. This data allows us to focus specifically on an athletes technical proficiency/mechanics and force generating capabilities at a level of detail not commonly seen.

Meet Tom Tilton, PT, DPT, SFMA, USAW, Director of Athletic Performance

Dr. Thomas Tilton, an athlete and science enthusiast, grew up in Islip, New York and graduated from Islip High School. From there he would go on to attend Sacred Heart University, where he played football while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. As an undersized freshman athlete, Dr. Tilton found the value of hard work through a strong strength and conditioning program and it would be then when Dr. Tilton would discover his true passion of helping others achieve their athletic goal potential.

Dr. Tilton then went on to attend Sacred Heart University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program, where he graduated in 2013 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at Sacred Heart, Tom was selected to perform his clinical affiliation with the San Francisco Giants.

Throughout this clinical, he received extensive training in working with sports-related injuries with multiple Major League Baseball players under the instruction of San Francisco Giants’ head physical therapist, Tony Reale.

Among Dr. Tilton’s other clinical experience, he was selected to participate in a clinical at the renowned NYU Cardiac Rehab Center and St. Charles’ Hospital’s Orthopedic Rehab floor. As a therapist, Dr. Tilton emphasizes the research and use of the latest evidence-based practice in conjunction with manual therapy to help his patients achieve their goals.

His clinical interests include the shoulder girdle, low back, knees and sports-related injuries including return-to-play protocols. Outside of physical therapy, Dr. Tilton coaches Varsity football at Islip High School and serves as the high school’s Strength and Conditioning Coach. Dr. Tilton also actively participates as a volunteer at Islip Little League. He currently holds certification from USA weightlifting and SFMA.

For more information about this program, please contact our East Patchogue office to schedule an evaluation with one of our Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists or fill out the form below today!

Professional Care Physical Therapy is excited to now offer Personal Training!

Services Include:

  • Weight Training
  • Aerobic Training
  • Body Sculpting
  • Wellness Training
  • Circuit Training
  • Weight Loss Programs and More!

Meet Theresa Cordova, Director of Fitness



Theresa Cordova is a Certified Personal Trainer, Resistance Training Specialist and a Muscle Activation Techniques practitioner, as well as, an exercise science educator, vice president of the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education, President of Changes For Life and Fit Kids For Life. Theresa holds a Master's of Science in Physiology from Adelphi University;  and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, from Hofstra University

Theresa began her fitness career in 2004 working with a variety of clients. Her passion and desire for education grew into specializations that include exercise physiology, exercise mechanics, neuromuscular aspects of human performance, sports performance enhancement, strength training, fitness assessments, cardiopulmonary function,  and clients of special populations: i.e. orthopedic and cardiopulmonary limitations, hypertension, and metabolic disorders.
As an exercise science educator, Theresa views the fitness industry as an evolving healthcare profession and is very passionate about educating fitness professionals so that they may uphold the highest standard of practice. Theresa has created and currently presents the following coursework for fitness professionals.



  • Musculoskeletal Dysfunction – Pathologies of the Upper Extremity
  •  Musculoskeletal Dysfunction – Pathologies of the Lower Extremity
  •  Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder and Hip
  •  Medical Aspects of Sport
  •  Assessment-Understanding-Planning
  •  Improving Cardiovascular Function
  •  Cardiorespiratory Structure and Function
  •  Interactive Exercise Prescription: A Case Study Approach
  • Manipulating Resistance Training Loading Patterns to Optimize Strength
  • Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Performance
  •  Youth Fitness Training
  •  High-Intensity Interval Training and Steady States Aerobic Exercise: A Science-Based Comparative Approach
  •  Threshold Training
  • Foundations of Kinesiology for the Fitness & Exercise Specialist
In addition, Theresa is the president of Fit Kids For Life a 501.c.3. Nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to advancing health and fitness education through collaboration, advocacy, and engagement.

Get To Know Our Fitness Trainers

Nick Lanzillotto

Nick Lanzillotto grew up on Long Island in the town of Sayville playing football.  Once a patient here at Professional Care Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation for a shoulder injury from high school football, Nick was inspired to pursue a career in a related field.  Nick began working as an Aide for Professional Care PT soon after he had recovered from his injury and then graduated from Sayville High School.  He went on to attend Sacred Heart University to earn his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Read More