Sam received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York University. While working towards his doctorate, Sam became a certified strength and conditioning specialist and worked as a personal trainer both independently and at New York Sports Clubs within the New York/New Jersey area. As part of his DPT degree, Sam had very unique clinical experiences in a variety of settings, including his final two rotations at Force Physical Therapy and EXOS. These performance physical therapy clinics boast an emphasis on bridging the gap between rehab and performance. Through these experiences, he was fortunate to work with collegiate and professional athletes (specifically during preparation for the NFL combine), as well as active duty special ops military personnel who were injured in combat.
Sam customizes his treatment based on the patient standing in front of him, understanding that no two human beings will present exactly the same way. In addition to addressing local issues that correlate with a patient’s subjective complaints, Sam makes sure to look at the body in its entirety to identify the root cause of pain or dysfunction in the first place. Sam utilizes movement science and strength training where appropriate to foster a rehabilitation process that empowers patients to be active in order to achieve their highest potential. He believes that physical therapy should not abruptly end as soon as someone no longer experiences pain; rather, the goal should shift towards enhancing performance with an emphasis on proper form to minimize future injury risk. When not working, Sam enjoys staying active, watching professional sports, and traveling.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy – New York University
- Bachelors of Science – University of Miami (FL)
- Licensed Physical Therapist in New York
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – NSCA
- Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) – NSCA
- EXOS Performance Specialist (XPS) – EXOS
- Emergency Responder for the Athlete – AASPT
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (Level 1) – FMS
- Basic Life Support – American Heart Association
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – American Heart Association
- Adjunct Faculty – New York University, Department of Physical Therapy
- New York Marathon Medical Team
- ACSM Annual Conference Poster presentation (2016)
- Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America