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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 28, 2022

Today, I how and why sports PTs should implement injury prevention screening on their athletes. I walk you through the annual assessment and quarterly check-ins to ensure athletes are performing at their best.

If you’re a sports physical therapist and want to add more tools to your toolbox when working with athletes,...

Dec 22, 2022

Today, I share five critical things sports PTs need to adapt treat the modern athlete in 2023. 

While most physical therapists are looking for more “cool” exercises to give to their patients, tune into this episode to learn simple framework to set you up for success without having to rely on exercises as the...

Dec 14, 2022

Today, I share six hard decisions every sports PT will encounter throughout their career. Many PTs think treatment techniques and home exercise program progressions will be the biggest barrier to professional growth. 

In this episode, I share effective ways to plan for these hard decisions and simple methods to avoid...

Dec 7, 2022

Today, I share how physical therapists will need to change their approach when treating the modern patients and athletes of today. More and more, patient and athletes spend hours researching the internet before arriving at the clinic. As a result, they are more informed and aware of their treatment options.

How does...

Nov 30, 2022

Today, I share the roadmap of professional development as a physical therapist. There are rules of “4 years” in clinical practice. Your professional development within those four years will be determined by your work environment, mentorship, and your personal drive. 

Most clinicians find themselves burnt out and...