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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.***

Sep 27, 2023

Have you ever wanted to reach out to a CrossFit coach or fitness professional about a shared injured patient but didn’t know what to recommend or how to reach out? There are three simple things every coach wants to know that every sports PT shoulder deliver.

In this episode, I share what and how to collaborate with...

Sep 20, 2023

Do you work with or want to work with CrossFitters, powerlifters, and Olympic weightlifters? Do you struggle to get these athletes out of pain and back in the gym?

In this episode, I share why barbell athletes require a different approach clinically and how you can make small adjustments in your practice. If you’re a...

Sep 13, 2023

Have you ever questioned if you should or should not perform a grade 5 joint mobilization on a patient? If so, you need to hear my three case studies to learn when to NOT perform these techniques on athletes.

In this episode, I share case studies of pro athletes who were injured with grade 5 mobilizations. If you’re a...

Sep 6, 2023

Do you feel frustrated that despite all the exercises and tips you learn on podcasts and social media, you’re not progressing in your career path? You’re trying everything everyone tells you but you’re stuck in the same place.

In this episode, I share how to stay on a consistent path to the career you’ve always...