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Apply to be a Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Ascent Physical Therapy

Ascent Physical Therapist, PLLC is looking to hire a Strength and Conditioning Coach to join our fast-growing team. Based in North Massapequa, Long Island, we’re looking for a committed and energetic Strength and Conditioning expert to provide world-class services to our clients. Success in this role will be measured upon successful treatment outcomes, customer satisfaction, timely and accurate documentation of clinical notes, as well as meticulous attention paid to current and former clients. 

We are a low-volume, cash-based clinic where treatment is not dictated by insurance companies. Your days will be spent helping clients one-on-one (not writing notes) to reach their fullest potential. You will be working with highly motivated people who value their health and time. And most of all, your own growth and personal development will always be a top priority.

About Us

Ascent Physical Therapy is where endurance athletes and active adults from across Long Island can learn, grow, and achieve a life free of pain. We strive to ensure that our clients receive world-class customer care on top of the best possible physical therapy care. Our ultimate goal is to get clients back to the life they wish to live. We also provide functional assessments for those who wish to improve their activity efficiency, performance, or the way they move in general. 

About our Founder

Dr. Robert Berghorn, Jr. has over 10 years of experience as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. As both an active runner and triathlete, Dr. Rob established Ascent Physical Therapy to be THE premiere Long Island based clinic geared towards the endurance athlete community. Dr. Rob is a growing celebrity in the field, especially on Long Island, and is looking to increase his impact in the community via APT’s expansion.



  • Work with Doctor of Physical Therapy to design training programs that revolve around strength, conditioning and weight training geared toward endurance athletes and active adults.

  • Prepare and deliver comprehensive fitness programs based on clients’ goals that include appropriate exercise selection, nutritional programming and teaching a fitness lifestyle.

  • Set expectations and hold clients accountable to their comprehensive fitness programs through goal setting, follow up discussions, and tracking progress.

  • Actively maintain professional knowledge base and credentials by researching industry scientific and clinical advancements.

  • Assist in the production of in-clinic workshops, trade shows, community-based races, and other marketing events.

  • Be on hand to participate in and contribute to the clinic’s social media activity.

  • Do client call backs and speak to clients who have dropped off the schedule.


Required Criteria:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Compassionate and attentive to detail.

  • Excellent analytical and logical thinking.

  • Ability to manage clients with different personalities.

  • Meet personal and team revenue/sales/productivity targets and performance-oriented metrics.

  • Use clinical reasoning in treating and planning, implementing, and monitoring client progress.

  • Ability to write reports and correspondence at a professional level.

  • Ability to use computer and software proficiently.

  • Drive to continually learn new treatment techniques.


Preferred Criteria:

  • Passionate about strength and conditioning and want to make a real transformation in people's lives.

  • Preference to working in an environment that is NOT a traditional outpatient clinic - and that is fun and feels like a family.

  • Capable of growing and advancing within a company; your ideas and contributions will be welcomed and valued.

  • Flexible and open to change as our practice continues to grow and evolve.

  • Expertise in using a blend of conditioning, injury prevention and performance training to deliver the highest level of results to our clients.

  • Adept at building lasting relationships and trust with our clients through open communication and empathy

  • Willing to learn and expand your knowledge of working in a private practice (will entail having conversations with prospective clients about benefits of cash-based practices). 




Job Type: Part-time


Salary: $30.00 - $45.00 per hour


Medical specialties:

  • Sports Medicine - background in runners and endurance athletes a plus


Schedule: Monday to Friday



  • Physical Education, Exercise Physiology/Science, Movement Science, Kinesiology, or related degree (preferred)

  • Nationally accredited Personal Training Certification (CPT): NASM, NSCA, ACSM, etc.

  • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification

Work Location: 1129B North Broadway, North Massapequa, NY

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