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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.***

Oct 26, 2022

In this episode, I share my day-by-day rehab progression to compete in a CrossFit competition 5 days after an acute calf strain. 

I share the tips and lessons I learned and what I will be applying to future patients and athletes. 

If you have little exposure to acute injury management or want to add more tools to your...

Oct 19, 2022

“What do you commonly recommend for aspiring PTs to accelerate their career path within sports physical therapy?

After working in professional sports and mentoring sports physical therapists, there are five trends I see in clinicians who are successful in clinical practice. In the podcast episode, I summarize the five...

Oct 12, 2022

“What do PT overlook when working with barbell athletes?”

There are three simple concepts that PTs miss when treating barbell athletes. In the podcast episode, I share mistakes I’ve made so you don’t have to. If you’re a physical therapist and work with barbell athletes, you need to tune into this...

Oct 5, 2022

“What are your best clinical pearls for managing injuries in Olympic weightlifters?”

After working with thousands of Olympic weightlifters, I’ve consolidated treatment progressions into four categories. In the podcast episode, I share the four categories and the step-by-step approach I use with all injured Olympic...