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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.***

Nov 27, 2021

Have you ever struggled with a parent or coach who wanted their youth athlete to return to sport against your medical advice? How can you prevent this in the future? 

In this episode, I review key strategies to ensure you are able to successfully return a youth athlete back to sport with their parents and coaches on...

Nov 20, 2021

Do you really need a mentor? Absolutely. Mentorship is more than teaching you a few technical skills (mobilization, taping, etc). Mentorship is ensuring you’re on the right path throughout your career. 

In this episode, I talk about my upbringing, my experience with mentoring PTs, and my resistance to being...

Nov 13, 2021

How do you integrate strength and conditioning into your rehab protocol? Is it better to develop strength first and then endurance? Can you provide pain relief and simultaneously help return an athlete to sport?

These are some of the questions I review in this week’s podcast. Enjoy!

Nov 6, 2021

Have you found yourself stuck asking yourself, when is the best time to safely return an athlete to sport after injury? Have you been confident you made the right decision? 

In this episode, I share the same four critical components I use when returning professional athletes safely back to sport. Enjoy!