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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.***

Aug 30, 2023

What would you do if an athlete asked to see you 5-7 days per week? Would you tell them they don’t need PT that many days or take on the challenge?

In this episode, I share my experience working in pro sports managing athletes 7 days per week and what you can apply inside your clinic with the athletes in your...

Aug 23, 2023

The speciality of Sports PT will hit a roadblock over the next few years…and it will affect what types of active patients you will be able to see.

In this episode, I share how sports PT will be stuck in professional opportunities and how you can avoid it at all costs. If you’re a sports PT and want to ensure...

Aug 16, 2023

Do you struggle to treat back pain? Do you feel lost and don’t know where to start?

In this episode, I share how to confidently approach back pain as soon as the initial evaluation. If you’re a sports PT and want to ensure you’re on the right path with low back pain, you need to tune into this episode....

Aug 9, 2023

Do you ever feel like you give 100% of your energy and effort to patients but their outcomes and compliance don’t match what you put in? 

In this episode, I share an easy outline too determine which patients to push and apply more effort and when to . If you’re a sports PT and you want to thrive in your professional...

Aug 2, 2023

PT burnout is common at years 3, 5, 8, and 10. There are a series of events that lead to burnout and many of these can be easily avoided. 

In this episode , I share why burnout happens and a step-by-step approach to avoid it. If you’re a sports PT and you want to thrive in your professional career, you need to tune...