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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.***

Feb 26, 2022

Do you want to get started in the “sports physical therapy world” but don’t know where to start? 

After working over a decade in professional sports and working with professional athletes, I’ve learned different pathways clinicians can take to get their foot in the door. In this episode, I share my personal...

Feb 19, 2022

Have you ever worked with a patient that impacted your life…someone who made you truly appreciate what you do as a physical therapist? 

In this episode, I share one of my most memorable patient cases. Enjoy!


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Feb 12, 2022

What type of student do you think I was in PT school? The answer may shock you. I didn’t have the typical route to PT school or within PT school. 

In this episode, I share my path to get into PT school and the unique experiences I had along the way. Enjoy!


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Feb 5, 2022

How do you help an athlete with an ACL-deficient knee return to the Olympics in 6 weeks after an acute injury? 

Stay tuned because in this episode, I share one of the most complex cases I’ve had to manage within a short timeline…just before the Olympic Games. Enjoy!


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