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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.***

Jan 26, 2023

If you’re on the field covering an event, which member of the medical team responds first…and where does the sports PT play a role from injury to return to play? In this episode, I cover where to get training on acute injury management and emergency medicine and how to work seamlessly with a medical team of doctors,...

Jan 18, 2023

In this episode I share what NOT to do with injuries in the early phase of healing. One of the worst things to do is apply traditional orthopedic principles to acute injuries. 

If you’re a sports physical therapist and want to avoid making mistakes working with your athletes, you need to tune into this episode....

Jan 11, 2023

Have you ever felt stuck in your career or wanted to advance but didn’t know how? After personally planning my next year, I share my outline on how to create a comprehensive plan with realistic targets to maximize your professional development. 

If you’re a sports physical therapist and want to ensure you’re on...

Jan 4, 2023

Today, I share how and when to progress athletes faster. There is risk to advancing athletes quicker, but with preparation and the tips I provide, you’ll be able to confidently determine if it’s the right time for your athletes. 

If you’re a sports physical therapist and want to provide accelerated rehab using a...