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Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so 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 successful clinician. 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.

Hosted by Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW

If you want to become a successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you’ve always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com.

LINKS:
www.DrChrisGarcia.com
www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT

***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. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***

The Sports Physical Therapy Academy Podcast Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so 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 successful clinician. 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.

Hosted by Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW

If you want to become a successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you’ve always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com.

LINKS:
www.DrChrisGarcia.com
www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT

***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. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***

    EP155: “Stem Cell Physical Therapy: Rehab Protocol & Guidelines For Recovery Post Stem Cell Injections”

    EP155: “Stem Cell Physical Therapy: Rehab Protocol & Guidelines For Recovery Post Stem Cell Injections”

    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 leader in stem cell and cellular optimization treatments. We discuss what to expect after stem cell treatment, tissue healing timelines, and how to safely guide patients back to sport or their desired level of activity.
    If you’re a physical therapist or rehabilitation professional who wants to ensure you’re staying at the forefront of stem cell rehabilitation, this episode is perfect for you! Enjoy!
    If you’re more of a visual learner, check out my YouTube video on this topic: https://youtu.be/QmeI9tWzU6g.
    Below is more information on the guests and Cellular Performance Institute (CPI):
    CPI Website: https://cellularperformanceinstitute.com/ 
    CPI Instagram: @cpistemcells
    CPI Co-Founder: Scotty Nelson (@scottyotm)
    CPI Patient Advocate: Lola Dranker (@loladranker)
    ATTENTION patients: have you recently had stem cell treatment? Are you looking for a skilled physical therapy team to help you reach your maximum healing potential? Click the link to get started: https://ww.drchrisgarcia.com/stem-cell/. Located in three locations around San Diego, my physical therapy team at Sports Performance Physical Therapy is paving the way for treating clients who have gone through stem cell therapy and specializes in helping you reach your maximum potential of healing, return to your desired activity level, and remain healthy & active for life.
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    Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist, or get a job in a sports setting...so 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 successful clinician. 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 successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you’ve always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com.
    LINKS:
    www.DrChrisGarcia.com
    www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    ***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. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***

    • 1 hr 21 min
    EP154: “From Sports PT To Healthcare Provider: The Next Generation Of Clinicians”

    EP154: “From Sports PT To Healthcare Provider: The Next Generation Of Clinicians”

    “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 additional paths PTs can excel in to better support athletes. If you’re a sports PT and looking for something different to reignite your passion, this episode is perfect for you. Enjoy!

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    Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so 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 successful clinician. 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 successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you’ve always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com.
    LINKS:
    www.DrChrisGarcia.com
    www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    ***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. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***

    • 36 min
    EP153: “3 Things To Consider Before You Give Up On The Profession Of Physical Therapy”

    EP153: “3 Things To Consider Before You Give Up On The Profession Of Physical Therapy”

    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 their best.
    In this episode, I share three simple things to consider as you navigate frustration with the profession or in your workplace. If you’re a sports PT and want to stay motivated in your career path, this episode is perfect for you. Enjoy!
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    Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so 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 successful clinician. 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 successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you’ve always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com.
    LINKS:
    www.DrChrisGarcia.com
    www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    ***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. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***

    • 29 min
    EP152: “When Taping & Bracing Is Essential For Injured Athletes”

    EP152: “When Taping & Bracing Is Essential For Injured Athletes”

    “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 consider using taping or bracing with injured athletes. If you’re a sports PT and want to maximize your outcomes with more effective tools in your toolbox, this episode is perfect for you. Enjoy!
    SIGN UP TO MY SPORTS PT KICKSTARTER: https://drchrisgarcia.com/kickstarter
    LEARN MORE ABOUT MY SPORTS PT ACADEMY: https://drchrisgarcia.com/academy
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    Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so 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 successful clinician. 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 successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you’ve always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com.
    LINKS:
    www.DrChrisGarcia.com
    www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    ***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. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***

    • 34 min
    EP151: “What Every Sports PT Should Be Doing At The Start Of 2024”

    EP151: “What Every Sports PT Should Be Doing At The Start Of 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 categories. If you’re a sports PT and to make sure you’re thriving in your professional career, this episode is perfect for you. Enjoy!
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    Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so 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 successful clinician. 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 successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you’ve always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com.
    LINKS:
    www.DrChrisGarcia.com
    www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    ***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. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***

    • 33 min
    EP150: “How I Fast-Tracked My Way Into Pro Sports… & How You Can Too”

    EP150: “How I Fast-Tracked My Way Into Pro Sports… & How You Can Too”

    “I want to work in pro sports but don’t know where to start. What do you recommend?” This is a question I received from a sports PT.
    In this episode, I share my journey and path to working in pro sports within three years of graduating PT school and how you can do the same. If you’re a sports PT and aspire to work in an elite level environment, this episode is perfect for you. Enjoy!
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    Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so 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 successful clinician. 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 successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you’ve always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com.
    LINKS:
    www.DrChrisGarcia.com
    www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT
    ***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. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

AWirth22 ,

An incredible insight into all aspects of working with humans

Dr Chris Garcia is an absolute wealth of knowledge. He’s worked with every case imaginable and really helps dig into the human behind the pain in his podcast. It’s so refreshing to hear a clinician speak with such passion for teaching and sharing what has been successful with people in the past. Why learn things the hard way when someone has already done it for you?

I’m a massage therapist and I’ve been able to take his experiences and apply them to my own clientele and it’s helped me dig into the deep stuff and provide so much more than just the body work. Thank you Chris! A 10/10 for me.

JasonT426 ,

Best podcast in the industry

I listen to this podcast on a daily basis while commuting and it is worth every second. Dr. Chris is one of the most altruistic and intelligent individuals I have listened to in the medical profession realm. His outlook on what not only physical therapists, but what ALL medical professionals can provide to people on all spectrums of rehabilitation and health/wellness constantly inspires and transforms the way I approach patient care and client management. It is completely clear that he not only loves to guide people to living an active and healthy life, but loves guiding the next generation of health care professionals in order to raise the standard of care and transform the medical field. If you are ANY type of health care provider and want to gain a better understanding of what you can immediately change in your approach to your patients and/or clients to provide the best care imaginable, this podcast is for you.

diegofgomezr ,

THE BEST PODCAST IN THE UNIVERSE

The best thing about the Sports PT Academy podcast is the TRUE VALUE behind it.

You do not need to be a physical therapist to appreciate the lessons, the tips and the motivation Dr. Chris Garcia provides in every single podcast.

Of course, if you want to be a sports physical therapist this is the podcast for you, but if you want to be a WORLD CLASS healthcare provider you will strongly benefit for this podcast.

This is -hands-down- THE BEST PODCAST IN THE UNIVERSE. Thank you Dr. Chris Garcia for this amazing podcast! 🙌

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