A 2-Day Educational Experience With A Complete Roadmap To Managing Acute Athletic Injuries" Designed Specifically for Sports Physical Therapists
March 18th & 19th, 2023 | San Diego, CA
15 CEU Hours - 1.5 CEUs (CPTA Approval Pending)
Dear Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, or Student PT/PTA:
Working long days and nights with professional athletes for over a decade and at some of the world’s largest sporting events, I learned critical steps to guide athletes through acute injury to a full return to sport. The good news is that I’ve put in the work, and you get to benefit from it! You might want to expedite this knowledge without the long hours, week after week.
That is why I created my new “Sports PT Accelerator" course.
I’ll be sharing the clinical pearls and strategies I learned to manage acute injuries in professional sports, from pain relief techniques, to things NOT to do with acute injuries. I’ll be covering it all at this event.
This event will be unlike any course you’ve taken. Think of this as a “retreat” for like-minded and motivated physical therapists from around the country. We’ll be reviewing practical, easy-to-implement strategies that you can use with athletes of all levels. You’ll be able to tackle any athlete case with confidence, even acute sprain and strains. Combine this with clinical pearls and conversations with fellow great minds, and you will have an experience that rejuvenates your passion for your practice.
There are millions of people and future patients experiencing acute injuries - and a large majority of them are going to seek out treatment from physical therapists. This is what they are telling me. How many of them apply to you?:
You're not confident answering the question, "how long with this take to heal?"
You shrug your shoulders when asked, "are there braces or taping techniques that will expedite or assist in my healing?"
Patients ask you, "when will I be able to get back to exercising again?" - and you cringed at having to answer it
Patients ask regularly ask you "how do I continue exercising despite my injury?" - but you don't know what to say in response
You have a nagging feeling that while your evaluation skills have now improved - you don't have the same skills when it comes to treatment progressions specific to acute injuries
Patients are telling you "I've already been to a physical therapist before" - and you don't feel confident showing them how you are different from previous providers
Now, if some or all of these apply to you, you're not alone. Most clinicians find it challenging to manage acute athletic injuries.
It is one thing to rehab a shoulder, back or knee - but if you don't have an understanding of how all acute injury progressions are drastically different than chronic injury management, then it is difficult to have successful outcomes.
Would you agree?
But here's the thing:
I've Spent Over 10 Years Developing & Refining The Most Comprehensive Method For Managing Acute Injuries...And This Is Your Opportunity To Take Advantage Of It!"
So, Who is the "Sports PT Accelerator" Course for?
This course (in-person or virtual options available) is perfect for new grad PTs, established physical therapists, and student PTs/PTAs anywhere in the country who have a passion for sports PT.
If you find yourself lost working with acute injuries or you want to add more tools to your toolbox, this course is essential for you because you are likely going to encounter acute athletic injuries and your outcomes are going to be directly related to your understanding of the proper progressions.
Does this sound like you:
You're tired of being the "let's see how it goes PT" and you want to develop the skillset to manage athletes in all phases of healing
You work in a setting where you see a lot of active patients or athletes - and you're running into more acute injuries from patients...and you want to know how to become a leading specialist
You are not confident enough to treat and progress acute or subacute injuries
You are confident enough to evaluate acute injuries - you just lack the SKILLS and strategy to do it right...and progress them back to exercising pain-free (big difference)
You know you are a good clinician - but you are not getting the results you want with the acute injuries in the athlete population
You are new to working with acute injuries - and you want to be proactive in achieving better outcomes
You're tired of looking at YouTube videos or Googling to find the solutions for your patients
Not only will this course cover acute management of injuries specifically seen in the elite athlete world, but it also includes the rare opportunity to mix and mingle with other sports physical therapists and elite sports coaches to discuss cases, professional development, and network with other like-minded individuals.
We Are Going To Give You The Tools At The "Sports PT Accelerator" 2-Day Course
I am going to show you step-by-step the things you NEED to be evaluating on the initial evaluation and how to systematically progress your patients back to sport after acute injury. By the end of our two days together, you'll have the confidence to say to your patients, "you don't have to rest - I'll help you keep exercising while we rehab your injury."
We will make sure you are able to:
Evaluate and progress common acute sprain and strain injuries of the back, shoulder, and knee.
Create an accurate and realistic plan of care before starting treatment.
Provide at least three taping or bracing modifications for common acute sprains and strains injuries (using case study examples).
Demonstrate competency in three manual therapy options based on healing timelines seen in acute injuries of the back, shoulder, and knee.
Develop appropriately-dosed corrective exercise programs based on presentation and return to sport deadlines.
When you know how to perform all of these 5 elements of managing acute athletic injuries - your outcomes will increase drastically.
The Course Curriculum
Here's What We'll Be Covering
8:00am - 5:00pm (PST)
Session 1: The framework and outline to manage acute athletic injuries (that PT school never taught you)
Session 2: How to manage acute low back pain (and things to avoid that will make it worse)
Session 3: Clinical pearls to alleviate acute shoulder pain (even if the athlete doesn't want to stop activity)
The goal is to enhance your ability to clinically manage acute athletic injuries in patients and athletes of all ages who participate in all forms of exercise, such as CrossFit, running, recreational sports, resistance training, and functional fitness.
Two main acute injury types will be covered during this course including acute sprains and strains of the shoulder, low back, and knee. Participants will develop competency in the analysis and modifications of the above injuries and regions for people experiencing acute and subacute pain.
You will learn what to look for in subjective and objective therapy examinations to create accurate week-to-week progressions before treatment, which will consist of targeted manual therapy, taping/bracing strategies, injury-specific correctives, and week-to-week load management strategies.
Here Are 3 More Reasons Why The "Sports PT Accelerator" Course Is Going To Be Valuable For You And Your Patients
You'll discover the skills necessary to confidently evaluate and identify key subjective and objective measures that influence healing timelines with acute athletic injuries
You'll get the confidence to provide a systematic approach to progressing athletes with acute injuries back to exercise
We are going to make sure you walk away with a comprehensive strategy to treat and manage acute injuries
If you’re interested in working with me, having a great conversation, and developing your professional skillset for two days, you need to attend this event!
... You’ll walk away being rejuvenated with passion for your practice!...
The Program Is Perfect For You, If...
You've taken sports PT courses in the past and it didn’t change the trajectory of your career
You've thought to yourself that there has to be more for you in sports PT besides the SCS, CSCS, APTA sports section, or a sports residency
You thought you would be more advanced in your career within the "sports world" by now
You feel stuck in a rut or need a kick in the pants and you're looking for the next step
[Virtual option] You don't want to travel for CEU courses and you're looking for a fantastic sports course
Who Should Attend?
Look Below To Find Out...
No matter what setting you're in or how many years of experience you have, we're all trying to do the same thing...help patients and athletes from the field, to the clinic, and back again.
Here's who's joining the program:
1. Traditional insurance-based orthopedic/sports setting
If you want to be seen the as the "sports expert," you need to know how to effectively manage all aspects of injury (specifically acute injuries) so you can get more athletes on your schedule. Now is the time to finally gain the tools so you can be seen as the leading sports specialist in your clinic and community.
2. Clinic director or owner
Now is the perfect time to add direct access programs to your business. Register your staff and improve patient outcomes with the active population. I'll be covering how to get patients to see you with acute musculoskeletal injuries over unnecessary urgent care visits. I'll also review how to structure a direct access program so you can support athletes in your community and safely back to sport...all while increasing revenue.
3. Sports PT in a collegiate or pro sports setting
Your job is critical to the health of your athletes in all phases of healing. I worked in pro sports for over a decade. To maintain good outcomes, communication, and job security, you need to hone your skills with acute injury management to keep athletes "in the game" despite the new aches and pains that arise throughout the year.
4. Cash-based PT
It is critical that you know exactly how to manage patient and athlete expectations from the beginning and improve outcomes at the same time. Helping people is easy, it's getting the "buy-in" out of them that will make the rehab process more streamlined and less stressful.
In the program, I will be giving you the skills to be able to manage acute injuries in your respective setting.
You'll be able to take the information back to your clinical setting and quickly improve clinical outcomes.
If you see yourself in any one of these scenarios and you're sick and tired of making excuses on why you can't help people maximize their potential, surpass their goals, and live the healthy life they've always dreamed about...
...it's time you signed up.
Specifically Designed For PTs Who Work With (or Want to Work With) "Acute Athletic Injuries"
Why Should You Sign Up?
7 Reasons To Register NOW...
I know it's tempting to leave it to the last minute to register or "wait" until my next course. Here are the SEVEN reasons why I think you should sign up TODAY.
Total immersion in sports-specific content - there is no better way to learn and grow.
You're tired of taking the same boring continuing education classes and want to focus on developing your career path, not just clinical skills.
You are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with (we have a LOT of successful clinicians joining this program). You owe it to yourself to put yourself in the best possible environment of success to give it the best chance of doing even better.
Your “toolbox” and “creativity” is what separate you from the rest of the “let’s see how it goes PTs” out there - it is hard to be or keep growing your “toolbox” when you’re in the same environment all day, every day.
Passion - the feeling you get just THINKING about getting away from the clinic and spending two days with other people like you. Get rejuvenated about your practice!
Come and say hello to me and my team (even if virtual) - it would mean the world to me to hear about your journey by the end of the event!
You've got nothing to lose - there’s a 100% money-back guarantee that means if you’re dissatisfied or you’re not impressed in any way by the end of the course, we will refund your registration.
Why Other Physical Therapists Took This Course...And Are Now Crushing It In Sports Physical Therapy
If you're still sitting on the fence about attending, here's what a few physical therapists have to say about why they registered for Dr. Chris's mentorship course.
"I want to improve my ability to provide modalities (taping, bracing, etc.) to acute and subacute injuries and gain confidence in my rehab guidelines and POC in the early stages of intervention.”
-Zachary, Sports Physical Therapist
"Comfort and confidence with assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment for acute sports injuries.”
-Christina, Sports Physical Therapist
"Continue to build on my ability to treat acute athletic injuries and continue to build my framework in managing these individuals."
-Jason, Sports Physical Therapist
"Acute management skills for when my time comes to be in a more sports-dominant setting for physical therapy."
-Matt, Sports Physical Therapist
"I want to learn as much as I can to become an expert in the field of sports physical therapy. Also, I will be starting a sports residency in the fall; so I want to continue to prepare myself for the program and keep my skills sharp."
-Aaron, Sports Physical Therapist
“Learn the insights that you apply to work with high-level athletes and help them to rehabilitate and get back to sports that they love.”
-Alex, 3rd Year PT Student
I have not had the chance to treat acute athletic injuries besides my own injuries. Therefore, this class offers this experience for me to improve my rehabilitation process as well as expand my knowledge on the athletic rehabilitation continuum. I couldn't imagine a better point to start the rehabilitation process than immediately following injury which in the outpatient physical therapy setting is quite rare to experience."
-Brandon, 3rd Year PT Student
"I want to be confident treating athletes of all levels and to deliver results to get them back into their sport and to competition asap. I want to learn tools that will distinguish me from other new grads and learn from the best in the field.”
-Sofia, 3rd Year PT Student
This Is A No-Brainer With My 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If You Attend The Course And You're Not Happy, Here's What I'll Do...
I'm confident you'll LOVE the course - and gain confidence and add more tools to your professional toolbox - that I'm offering a 100% money-back guarantee...the best guarantee I've ever offered.
Here's the 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee: If at ANY time during the event you feel you made a mistake and aren’t receiving value, or are disappointed with the content and experience, you can simply let me know. You’ll receive a full and complete refund for your registration. You must let me know BEFORE THE END OF THE EVENT to get your refund.
***If you cancel within two weeks (14 days) of the event, you will not receive a refund, but will be given a virtual pass so you can attend remotely and you'll gain lifetime access to the recordings. This is separate from my 100% money-back guarantee and a full refund will not be provided at any time.
Here's the Most Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Do I receive CEUs for attending the course?
A. Yes, pending CEU application approval. This course is currently being submitted for 15 CEU hours (1.5 CEUs) through the California Physical Therapy Association. CEU approval cannot be guaranteed, but we don't anticipate any issues with the application.
Q. What if I can't afford to come?
A. Many people think, "I've already used all of my allotted continuing education stipend from my employer...or I don't have the money now." But the truth is, expert clinicians are successful because they invest in learning and growing regularly. There is no "perfect time" to attend an educational event. If you are not investing time or money into your professional growth, your outcomes and opportunities will reflect this.
Q. Will the price of the course increase?
A. Yes. The price of the course will be increasing soon. Please understand that the regular price for this course is $997. If you want to be guaranteed the lowest price of $397($600 savings), you should register now.
Q. What if I work, have other commitments, or can't attend the course?
A. You will be able to watch the replays of the entire course as you will have lifetime access to the recordings.
Q. Can I bring co-workers?
A. To ensure a safe environment and create more of a personalized experience, only registered attendees may enter the facility.
Q. Who is it for?
A. This course is ideal for experienced or novice physical therapists (PT), physical therapist assistants (PTA), and PT or PTA students.
Dr. Chris Garcia is a leading authority on sports rehab with elite athletes and is a trusted advisor to many PTs across the US and the world.
Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW is a nationally recognized public speaker and one of San Diego’s leading Physical Therapy specialists. For three years, Chris served as a physical therapist at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, where he treated the nation’s best athletes. Additionally, he has been an integral member of sports performance teams during the NFL Combine Training program, and served as a concierge physical therapist traveling with professional tennis players in Europe.
Dr. Chris has over a decade of experience working with professional athletes and he has developed his unique screening assessment and system to effectively evaluate, treat and develop strength and conditioning programs for athletes. Having traveled around the world managing the care of the nation’s best athletes, Chris brings this vast experience and knowledge to help YOU keep YOUR patients training longer, harder and pain free.
A San Diego native, Dr. Garcia received his Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Kinesiology and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis, ranked at the top 1% of the nation’s physical therapy programs. He further enhanced his treatment methodology with a 4-month clinical internship with world-renowned physical therapist, Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA. Chris went on to complete a 15-month intensive sports physical therapy residency from The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center. Chris is a board certified Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Advanced Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.
Chris has presented at local, state and national conferences on sports medicine, including core stability, hip pain, sports performance, and bridging the gap between rehabilitation and return to sport.
How I Was Handpicked as the "Best Physical Therapist" in Chula Vista 8 Years in a Row!
So here's my story:
Eight years ago I was working for the United States Olympic Committee, treating the best athletes in the world. As I managed athletes who were injured, I quickly realized they needed to continue training and maintaining a high fitness level...despite their injury. At first, I was applying different approaches and I didn't have structure.
This led me to work closely with strength and conditioning coaches to keep athletes healthy and moving ALL YEAR long.
Once I learned the fundamentals and developed a SYSTEM, I began progressing acute injuries with structured timelines...which led to decreased re-injury rates and accelerated recovery.
Soon after, I consulted with professional football and tennis players and I quickly realized they are ALWAYS hurt with minor acute and subacute injuries. My role was to keep them moving. I quickly applied the systems I previously used with Olympic athletes.
I knew I was onto something.
Once I opened Sports Performance Physical Therapy, I applied these same principles and systems to local CrossFit, high school and recreational athlete communities...
Low and behold, patients were getting significantly better. I was surprised to find out that principles that worked for professional athletes worked for my local community.
It worked! The one thing that really made a difference was using a systematic approach to evaluating and progressing acute and subacute injuries.
Before I knew it, my treatment systems were becoming so effective that I was recognized as the "best physical therapist" in Chula Vista over the last 8 years.
I want to share the clinical pearls and strategies I have learned over the last decade working with professional athletes because I believe TOGETHER we can keep more patients exercising despite injury.
Do NOT miss this rare opportunity and special offer! Now is the time for you to take action.
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If you want to make a difference in your career, I look forward to working with you and carving the path you deserve.
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