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The Sports Physical Therapy Academy Podcast

Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports you can finally enjoy the career that you’ve always dreamed of? If so, you’re in the right place...this podcast is for you. Your host is Dr. Chris Garcia, a physical therapist, business owner, entrepreneur, nationally recognized public speaker, and residency-trained sports specialist. 

Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW has worked in professional sports and traveled around the world working with elite athletes throughout his career, and he’s learned a lot of lessons along the way. He created this podcast to share his experiences and give you everything you need to know to help YOU become a sports expert. Dr. Chris Garcia talks about everything from sports rehab and injury prevention to developing athletic performance and the path to getting your dream job...even if it is in professional sports.

If you want to become a sports expert so you can finally enjoy the career you’ve always dreamed of, visit


***DISCLAIMER: This content is for educational & informational use only and & does not constitute medical advice. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or medical recommendations, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a qualified medical professional for proper evaluation & treatment, or beginning any exercises or activity in this content. Dr. Chris Garcia and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***

Oct 30, 2021

Have you ever thought to plan for patients not getting better? What if you could forecast exactly what their recovery path could look like? 

In this episode, I share my strategy and exact outline to create “Plan A, B, and C” to ensure patients and athletes are improving every session. Enjoy!

Oct 23, 2021

How do you change your approach to managing subacute back pain compared to chronic back pain? The answer is simple and explained in this week’s episode. Enjoy!


Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more...

Oct 16, 2021

Have you ever managed patients with acute low back pain? I’ve seen so many clinicians try to apply chronic low back pain treatment to acute back pain…and it doesn’t work. In fact, it makes it worse. 

In this week’s episode, I share my personal back pain story and I share tips on how to manage acute back pain...

Oct 9, 2021

Did you know there is a stigma about physical therapists in the CrossFit community? Why is that? Are you a physical therapist that falls into this category? Tune in to this week’s podcast to find out. Enjoy!


Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools,...

Oct 2, 2021

When should you refer out for a possible stress fracture? How do you manage those athletes to ensure they safely return to sport. How would you progress athletes with bone injuries and a set date for a competition? If you struggle to answer these questions, you need to tune into this week’s episode. Enjoy!