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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.***

Jan 31, 2024

“There has to be something more than just doing rehab on people.” This was a statement from a sports PT I mentor regarding feeling bored at work. 

The greats news is…there are more opportunities. Sports PT is just the entry point to what physical therapists can do for patients. 

In this episode, I share four...

Jan 18, 2024

If you’ve thought about changing your career away from physical therapy due to burnout, productivity standards, or documentation requirements, I share three things that will help you get refocused on the career you once loved. Your passion will be reignited to help do the thing you enjoy most - helping people feel...

Jan 13, 2024

“I don’t use tape or a brace on an injured athlete.” This is a common response I hear from sports PTs. However, there are situations where it’s been shown that bracing and taping is effective for both pain relief and objective outcomes.

In this episode, I share the exact outline and timeline of when you should...

Jan 3, 2024

Do you ever find yourself stuck in the same rut year after year? You’re taking CEU courses, listening to podcasts, and watching videos on YouTube…but you’re still not where you want to be professionally.

In this episode, I share how to get unstuck and finally grow in 2024 by outlining the year in four simple...