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with 60-minute, one-on-one personalized
physical therapy

At Pillar Performance every session is 60 minutes and always one-on-one with a physical therapist

with a long-term strength training program to avoid re-injury and recurrent pain

Our ultimate goal is to help you achieve your physical fitness goals, while minimizing the chance of re-injury

with sport-specific,

  goal-specific programming and skill development 

So you made it back to your weekend Barry's classes, Peloton rides, or playing tennis...but why stop there?

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You don't need to be injured, experience pain or be recovering from surgery to benefit from physical therapy.  Physical Therapists are experts in analyzing and correcting movement, ensuring symmetrical strength throughout your body, and mitigating risk of injury.  At Pillar Performance, we emphasize the importance of physical therapy together with personal training as a Pillar of long- term health.

In our experience and that of many patients, most standard physical therapy visits end once you are no longer in pain. Rarely do they challenge the patient to perform high-level activities that closely mimic the demands of the sport, activity or lifestyle they hope to get back to.

The goal of Pillar Performance is to bridge the gap between standard physical therapy and high-level performance training. Empowering people to recognize with the right guidance, there's no limit to what they can achieve physically - even if previously told otherwise.  Operating out of Sky Health, a fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness facility, we leverage our skill set as both physical therapists and strength coaches to provide the highest quality care for both acute injuries and as a Pillar of long-term health.

Sam Becourtney, Physical Therapy, Personal Training
Sam Becourtney, Physical Therapy, Pillar Performance
Dr. Sam Becourtney, PT, DPT, CSCS, TSAC-F

Sam is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with multiple years of outpatient sports experience in New York City. Sam’s passion for movement began with his undergraduate Exercise Physiology studies and ultimately led to his Doctorate degree from New York University.  It shaped his career as a physical therapist and personal trainer. Throughout his time practicing, Sam has trained athletes for the NFL Combine as well as special operations military personnel at elite performance facilities in Florida. Sam is a trusted and respected provider to many orthopedic doctors in New York City and values the dynamic collaboration he has been able to create between Medical Doctor, Physical Therapist, and Personal Trainer. 


Sam has a passion for educating others and is an integral member of the adjunct faculty in the NYU Department of Physical Therapy. Sam values patient education and takes pride in his ability to explain the rationale behind specific exercises, allowing patients to maximize the benefits of their time and help facilitate independence towards a healthier lifestyle. In his spare time, Sam enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and watching sports. He will happily engage in a conversation about his frustration with the state of the Mets or Knicks organizations.

  • Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level I 
  • Emergency Medical Responder for the Athlete
  • EXOS Performance Specialist (XPS)

Dr. Tim Blackley, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS

Tim is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He began his career working in the business world in Manhattan, but quickly realized his passion lay elsewhere.  Tim is an athlete, which naturally led him into the field of sports performance and rehab.  After completing his Masters in Sport Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning at Hofstra University, Tim began what would be a successful personal training business.  Three years later, Tim would go on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University, where he received advanced training in orthopedics and sports.  Tim has traveled the country working at elite performance facilities, training and rehabbing professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.


Whether it's acute rehabilitation or enhancing sports performance, Tim utilizes an exercise-based approach that helps his patients channel their inner strength.  Tim values education and is enthusiastic to teach all of his patients about the nature of their ailments.  This philosophy helps his patients foster a sense of independence and ownership over one's own health, ultimately improving outcomes. Tim enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with friends and family and playing golf.  Tim is also a native New Yorker and loves chatting about all things Knicks and Giants.

  • Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Master of Science in Sports Science 
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN)
  • CPR & AED Certified

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"Sam is the best in the business. I am a former D1 athlete and have been dealing with a serious knee and stomach injury now for over 10 years. After working with Sam for the past 6 months, I am happy to say I haven't felt this good in years."

- Dana Flanders, Former Division I Soccer Player


Our Address

251 5th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Tel: 646-693-3517 


Monday – Thursday: 7AM – 7PM

Friday: 7AM – 5PM
Saturday/Sunday: By Request Only


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