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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 18, 2023

In this episode I share what NOT to do with injuries in the early phase of healing. One of the worst things to do is apply traditional orthopedic principles to acute injuries. 

If you’re a sports physical therapist and want to avoid making mistakes working with your athletes, you need to tune into this episode....

Jun 18, 2022

”What mistakes have you made with patients and athletes? Knowing what you know now, what would you recommend for other sports physical therapists?”

In this episode, I share three post-op cases gone wrong so you can avoid making the same mistakes. Enjoy!


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Jun 11, 2022

”If the profession of physical therapy can adapt one thing from strength and conditioning coaches, what would that one thing be?” After working with strength coaches all over the world, I’ve realized they do one thing exceptionally well that every physical therapist needs to learn.

In this episode, I share one...

Jun 4, 2022

Do you want to become a PT clinic director? Or, are you a current PT clinic director struggling to lead others? Before you accept the position or quit your role as a PT clinic director, tune into this episode to see why it might NOT be for you. 

In this episode, I share why most PT clinic directors are unsuccessful, hit...

May 28, 2022

”Have you ever felt like you don’t know what you’re doing with patients sometimes? Have you felt unprepared to manage a case and want to know where to start?” Many PTs struggle to find a rhythm, become complacent, and eventually become a “let’s see how it goes” type of clinician.

In this episode, I share...