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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.***

Dec 27, 2023

“I want to work in pro sports but don’t know where to start. What do you recommend?” This is a question I received from a sports PT.

In this episode, I share my journey and path to working in pro sports within three years of graduating PT school and how you can do the same. If you’re a sports PT and aspire to...

Dec 20, 2023

What do you do to manage chronic or stubborn SIJ pain in athletes? 

In this episode, I share my personal framework and rehab approach to help you navigate tough cases in the clinic. If you’re a sports PT and want the confidence to manage even the most complex SIJ pain case, this episode is perfect for you....

Dec 13, 2023

Do you struggle managing complex chronic back, shoulder, or knee pain cases? Do you want to learn an easy way to approach these cases?

In this episode, I share my 3-step process to approach complex cases. If you’re a sports PT and want improve outcomes with ease, you need to tune into this episode....

Dec 7, 2023

My path along sports PT has been unique. I completed a sports residency, worked in professional sports, supported NFL combine training, traveled the world as a concierge PT for pro athletes, helped started a DPT program in San Diego, and built a multi-location cash-based PT company. 

In this episode, I share my story...

Nov 29, 2023

Have you ever wanted to help a patient beyond their current goals but didn’t know what to say or how to do it? 

In this episode, I share a story of helping someone with cancer and what sports PTs can apply in the clinic. If you’re a sports PT and want to help athletes at all levels, you need to tune into...