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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.***

Dec 24, 2021

How do keep an athlete fit and strong when they’re injured? How can you maintain their strength and lung capacity when they’re recovering from an injury that takes 8-12 weeks to heal?

In this episode, I share my framework to address fitness, strength, endurance, physical therapy, and return to sport progressions...

Dec 18, 2021

When do you return athletes back to sport after a grade 1 groin strain? When do you start linear or multidirectional running?

In this episode, I share my return to sport progressions for professional athletes and community members. Enjoy!


Are you a physical therapist or...

Dec 11, 2021

Do you want to take more CEU courses related to athletes but don’t know where to start? Which courses are best for treating athletes? 

In this episode, I share the exact courses I recommend to PT students, new grads, or anyone interested in sports PT. Enjoy!


Are you a physical...

Dec 4, 2021

Do you feel like athletes don’t listen to your recommendations? Do you ever feel frustrated with their compliance?

If so, you’re likely missing something in your session, communication style, and ultimately “buy-in.” In this episode, I share three critical things to include in your sessions to set up athletes...