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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.***

Nov 30, 2022

Today, I share the roadmap of professional development as a physical therapist. There are rules of “4 years” in clinical practice. Your professional development within those four years will be determined by your work environment, mentorship, and your personal drive. 

Most clinicians find themselves burnt out and...

Nov 23, 2022

Today, I interview Roy Holmes, renowned strength and conditioning coach. Roy has worked with professional athletes for over a decade and has developed a unique system to help athlete perform at their best.

Roy shares his framework and approach to working with elite athletes and NFL combine preparation. He also shares...

Nov 16, 2022

Today, I share the syndrome that will limit the professional growth of physical therapists in their careers. 

All too often, physical therapists become complacent in their career and find themselves stuck in a rut, depending on annual CEU course to motivate or inspire them. 

In this episode I share this unique syndrome,...

Nov 9, 2022

After practicing for 14 years, I’ve evolved as a clinician and streamlined my treatment strategy and approach.

In this episode I share four things I no longer use that were inefficient, not functional, and caused the patient to lose focus. If you’re a PT and you want to avoid wasted time on documentation and...

Nov 2, 2022

Today, I share the lesson I learned from working with Lex Gillette, a visually impaired sprinter, and long jumper. 

Lex has a tremendous amount of trust in the people he works with and I wanted to share that same experience with my team at Sports Performance. 

We recently joined Lex and Jerome Avery for a lesson on...