Athletic Performance (PCAP)


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!