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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.***

Sep 28, 2022

“What are your recommendations to get CrossFitters out of pain quickly?”

There are four simple steps to get CrossFit athletes out of pain quickly and they have nothing to do with exercise selection. If you’re a physical therapists who works with CrossFit athletes and you want to improve patient outcomes, you need...

Sep 21, 2022

“How do you change your treatment approach when working with powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, or CrossFitters?”

These three barbell athletes have distinct differences in range of motion demands, intensity, and training volume. In this episode, I cover three critical things to include in your approach as...

Sep 14, 2022

“What do you do differently when treating a CrossFitter? What do you change in your evaluation or treatment?”

CrossFitters are a community of athletes who love intensity. They thrive on the gym community members and the variation across workouts. Physical therapists who work with CrossFitters need to know three...

Sep 7, 2022

“What are some of the biggest mistakes, wins, and lessons you’ve learned over the last 14 years as a sports PT?”

After traveling the world with professional athletes and working in professional sports, I’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way. In this episode, I share 6 lessons to help other sports physical...