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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.***

Jul 29, 2022

“Where do you start when you create a year-long strength program? How do you build a program for an athlete who competes all year long?”

In this episode, I share my lessons and takeaways from my recent strength and conditioning summit. I also share my general framework to build a well-rounded program for...

Jul 22, 2022

“What are the two simple things you focus on when you create a strength & conditioning program for athletes?” I hear physical therapists say that programming can seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be.  After years of working with strength and conditioning coaches in pro sports, I’ve obsessed over...

Jul 15, 2022

“How do you create a strength and conditioning program for a professional CrossFit athlete s/p shoulder surgery who is 5 months away from competition?” This was one of my most challenging cases with programming. 

In this episode, I share the timelines and approach I took each month to help a professional CrossFit...

Jul 8, 2022

“What characteristics or traits do you look for in hiring a physical therapist? How would you describe an amazing physical therapist?” I hear these questions all the time so I had to share my responses on a podcast. The answers will surprise you.

If you’ve ever wondered what I look for when mentoring or hiring a...

Jul 1, 2022

“What is the best approach to collaborate with medical professionals if you are sharing a patient case together?” Should you call them, email them, or show up person? What are the steps to ensure you maintain a great relationship and avoid “stepping on their toes?”

If you’ve ever wondered how to navigate...