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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.***

Nov 29, 2023

Have you ever wanted to help a patient beyond their current goals but didn’t know what to say or how to do it? 

In this episode, I share a story of helping someone with cancer and what sports PTs can apply in the clinic. If you’re a sports PT and want to help athletes at all levels, you need to tune into...

Nov 22, 2023

Have you ever felt like your outcomes don’t match your effort in the clinic? You’re working hard, researching articles, and listening to podcasts, but you feel like you’re going in circles. 

In this episode, I share the downward spiral that most sports PTs face in their career. If you’re a sports PT and want to...

Nov 15, 2023

Do you struggle to manage chronic low back pain? Do you get stuck trying to find the next best exercise or manual therapy technique after exhausting your current toolbox?

In this episode, I share my step-by-step framework to conquer back pain in athletes who’ve failed various conservative treatments. If you’re a...

Nov 8, 2023

Have you felt lost in your path as a PT or wondered what your next step is? Are you uncertain about your future as a PT and want to know what’s possible to reignite your passion for the profession?

In this episode, I outline what lies ahead in the PT profession and simple things you can do to be in control of your own...

Nov 1, 2023

Do you struggle with higher level athletes or active patients? Do you get stuck trying create better exercises or knowing when to push them harder without risk of re-injury? 

In this episode, I outline a simple framework to use with athletes to help you make the complex cases simple. If you’re a sports PT and want to...