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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.***

Oct 25, 2023

What do you do when you have an athlete who wants to go to back to sport but is not ready? What’s the best way to approach their progression and how do you outline it to the athlete?

In this episode, I share three tips to outline a return to sport progression in non-ideal recovery timelines. If you’re a sports...

Oct 18, 2023

Do you struggle to get things done because you want to make it “perfect?” Maybe you haven’t created the strength and conditioning program or protocol that you’ve been meaning to because you haven’t had time. This is normal for people who need to be “over-prepared” before they make a decision and leads to...

Oct 11, 2023

Sports PT will often blame poor outcomes on “bad patients” or poor job satisfaction on a “bad job,” but it’s because they haven’t hit a “make it or break it point” to help them see the root challenge.

In this episode, I share how to overcome these challenges and reignite that passion you once had in PT...

Oct 4, 2023

If you’re burnt out, have an empty schedule, or questioning your passion for treating, you might be missing one simple thing on the initial evaluation that could reignite your passion.

In this episode, I share how and when to include storytelling in your initial evaluation and how this will significantly impact...