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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.***

Feb 22, 2023

“What if I lose my job?” Nothing is more scary than losing your job as a PT in a looming recession.

As a physical therapist, you need to understand what employers and managers are looking for as they prepare budget cuts. In this episode, I share the four things you have direct control over that will set you apart...

Feb 16, 2023

“Why isn’t my knee better? Why am I still in pain?” These dreaded conversations can be avoided with proper planning.

As a physical therapist, nothing is more frustrating than patients not getting better. How many times have you created the best program or spent extra time helping people…and they don’t improve...

Feb 8, 2023

In this episode, I share 3 tips to get more active patients or “athletes” on your schedule consistently. You don’t need to obtain your SCS or complete a residency…or design fancy exercises.

Working with athletes is simple. They simply want to work with people who understand them and make recovery seamless. If...

Feb 1, 2023

If you’ve ever designed a rehab program to address movement impairments and simply added weight or reps to increase difficulty, you might be increasing risk for re-injury. All too often orthopedic PTs skip critical phases of strength development.

In this episode, I share how sports PTs can enhance outcomes with 1-2...