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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.***

Apr 30, 2022

”Why does being a Doctor of Physical Therapy work against you?” 

In this episode, I share why you should not be a Doctor of Physical Therapy and why this concept will help you get athletes to stay on your schedule. I also share how it will help prevent athletes from canceling or dropping off your schedule. Enjoy!

Apr 23, 2022

How do coaches at the elite level create programs for professional athletes? How do their programs integrate with medical professionals throughout the season? If you’re a sports PT, you need to tune in.

In this episode, I interview Kris Mack, USA Track and Field coach, and we discuss the following:

✅ Roles and...

Apr 16, 2022

“What is it like to create strength and conditioning programs for professional athletes?” How do you manage programming over the course of a full year or season of training? If you want to improve your confidence and structure with programming for athletes, this episode is for you. I interview Jamie Myers,...

Apr 9, 2022

“What should I avoid when creating a strength and conditioning program for a patient or athlete?” If you’ve ever lacked confidence in designing a program, you need to listen to the four common mistakes I see PT’s make. 

In this episode, I share feedback from personal experience and strength and conditioning...

Apr 2, 2022

 Meet one of my mentors, John DeWitt, PT, DPT, SCS, AT. John is an assistant Clinical Professor and the director of physical therapy residency and fellowship programs at The Ohio State University. John has impacted my personal and professional development and has massively impacted the world of sports physical therapy.