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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.***

May 28, 2022

”Have you ever felt like you don’t know what you’re doing with patients sometimes? Have you felt unprepared to manage a case and want to know where to start?” Many PTs struggle to find a rhythm, become complacent, and eventually become a “let’s see how it goes” type of clinician.

In this episode, I share...

May 21, 2022

”What is the future for orthopedic and sports physical therapy and how will CEU courses slow this down?” 

In this episode, I explain how CEU courses and continued care for body regions only will facilitate a “dependency” model for athletes. If you’re a sports PT and want to stay ahead of the game and see what...

May 14, 2022

”How would you return an athlete back to soccer 10 months s/p ACL reconstruction?” 

In this episode, I share a complex case study and outline a weekly progression to return to contact and practice integration. If you’re a PT and want to improve your return to sport progressions with ACLs, you need to tune into...

May 7, 2022

”What advice do you have for new grad PT's interested in sports physical therapy?” 

In this episode, I share four important tips every new grad PT should use in their first 2-3 years of practice. If you’re a PT student, new grad PT, or established PT who mentors PTs, this episode is for you. Enjoy!