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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.

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***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.***

Jan 29, 2022

How do you manage injuries on the road? What do you pack to travel with a team on an airplane, train, or bus? What is a typical day or weekly schedule when traveling internationally with professional athletes?

In this episode, I share some of my most memorable experiences traveling with professional athletes. Enjoy!

Jan 22, 2022

Have you ever been hesitant to reach out to surgeons, fellow PTs, or other healthcare professionals to discuss a shared patient or athlete?

In this episode, I share my strategies to seamlessly and effectively collaborate with other healthcare professionals to help you position yourself as a team player and build a...

Jan 15, 2022

What gets you fired in professional sports? It’s tough to get a job in professional sports but what does it take to keep your dream job?

After working in professional sports for a decade, I share my experience and the 3 things that will get you terminated in professional sports or in your clinical setting. Enjoy!

Jan 8, 2022

What separates the best PTs from the worst PTs? Is it their motivation? No. Is it their treatment skills? No.

After observing and working with thousands of PTs in the US and around the world, I share three qualities I see in some of the worst PTs. Enjoy!


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Jan 1, 2022

How do treat patients or athletes with rare diagnoses or conditions? How would you help an athlete with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome or severed deep peroneal nerve?  

In this episode, I share three of the most challenging cases in my career. You’ll hear about my lessons learned and how I’ve improved in my practice because...