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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.***

Jul 24, 2024

Are you a cash-based PT Interested in improving outcomes and growing your practice? 

If you approach cash-pay patients using the same outline school or insurance-based care taught you, you’re limiting your success.

After growing his cash PT clinic to three locations with over 15 staff in the most expensive city in the...

Mar 27, 2024

Do you ever feel like you’re listening to podcasts and taking courses not seeing the results you want as a sports PT? In this episode, I outline four things that are limiting your professional that you haven’t considered. If you’re a sports PT and want to get unstuck or avoid it, this episode is perfect for you....

Mar 6, 2024

Should I have surgery? This is a tough question physical therapists have to answer throughout their career. It’s not easy and there’s never one simple answer.

In this episode, I outline three critical questions to answer before you answer the “surgery” question. If you’re a sports PT and want to make sure...

Feb 14, 2024

Stem cell therapy is at the cutting edge of healthcare. A proper understanding of the procedure and rehabilitation of this unique treatment is critical to maximize patient outcomes. 

In this episode, I interview Lola Dranker, patient advocate, and Scotty Nelson, co-founder of Cellular Performance Institute - a global...

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...