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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.***

Mar 29, 2023

“How do I create a strength & conditioning program for athletes?” It’s not as difficult as most physical therapists think. 

The best place to start is with a comprehensive intake and performance analysis. Once you determined the athlete’s needs, you create a monthly or quarterly program with corresponding...

Mar 22, 2023

“Verbal and vague”… this is the way most PTs outline care to patients with acute injuries. Instead, patients should have a full outline of care written down with expected week-by-week healing timelines so they have a plan. However, managing patient care with the “verbal and vague” framework delays healing,...

Mar 15, 2023

How do you know if you’re on the right track to become a REAL sports physical therapist? Do you need your SCS or CSCS? What skills do you need to work on within your current phase of professional development? Before your spend more money or time on unnecessary CEU courses, this podcast will help you with the framework...

Mar 11, 2023

How do you manage complex regional pain syndrome in a youth athlete? What do you do differently with your rehab strategy?

In this episode, I share a case study of one of the toughest patients I’ve treated for over a year. If you’re a sports PT and want to learn what to do and what NOT to with complex youth...

Mar 2, 2023

My physical therapy clinic recently flooded and in this episode, I share how I managed the stress and how you can apply the lessons learned in your personal and professional development.

As a physical therapist, you will encounter life experiences that will challenge your passion and distract you from your goals. If...