"In Just 48 Hours Discover a Unique Approach to Systematically Evaluate and Treat Barbell Athletes (Such As CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, And Basic Barbell Resistance Training Athletes)...Even If They Refuse to Rest and Even If They Tell You They Have Already Tried Physical Therapy." 

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Announcing "Management of the Barbell Athlete" ... A 2-Day "Beginner" to "Intermediate" Course for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, PT Students and PTA Students (CPTA Approved 1.5 CEUs)

October 15th & 16th, 2022 | San Diego, CA


Dear Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant or Student PT/PTA:

There are millions of people and future patients participating in barbell movements - and a large majority of them are going experience some kind of pain. This is what they are telling me. How many of them apply to you?

  • You're hearing "I'm not going to stop lifting" more times that you would like
  • Patients often tell you they will "go light" - but they don't 
  • Patients ask regularly ask you "how do I continue weightlifting without increasing my pain?" - but you don't know how 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 barbell athletes
  • Patients are telling you "I've already tried physical therapy" - 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 work with barbell athletes.

It is one thing to rehab a shoulder, back or knee - but if you don't have an understanding of how all these joints together in barbell movement, then it is difficult to have successful outcomes.

Would you agree?

But here's the thing:

Managing "Barbell Athletes" Is Not That Difficult - If You Understand The Mechanics And Lifting Progressions

So, Who is "Management of the Barbell Athlete" Course for? 

If you want to continue working with patients who are active, this course is essential for you because you are likely going to encounter barbell athletes and your outcomes are going to be directly related to your understanding of their sport.

The "Management of the Barbell Athlete" course takes place in San Diego, CA. Here's who should attend:

  • You regularly hear Doctors tell your patients to "stop exercising for 4-6 weeks and see how it goes" as soon as they hear the patient does "CrossFit" or "powerlifting"
  • You are frustrated when your patients tell you they are going to "back off" - but they don't
  • You work in a setting where you see a lot of barbell athletes - and you're running into more complex issues from patients...and you want to know how to how to become a leading specialist
  • You are not confident enough to analyze mechanics of a barbell athlete - and if you were, your outcomes would be better
  • You are confident enough to analyze barbell mechanics - you just lack the SKILLS and strategy to do it right...and progess 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 barbell athlete population
  • You are new to working with barbell athletes - and you want to be proactive in achieving better outcomes
  • You're tired of looking at YouTube videos to find the solutions for your patients

Here Are 3 More Reasons Why The "Management of the Barbell Athlete" Course Is Going To Be Valuable For You And Your Patients in 2022

  • You'll discover the skills necessary to confidently evaluate and identify the root cause of movement dysfunction in barbell athletes
  • You'll get the confidence to provide a systematic approach to progressing barbell athletes back to exercise after injury
  • We are going to make sure you walk away with a comprehensive strategy to treat and manage barbell athletes

Here's What To Expect

  • The goal is to enhance your ability to clinically manage recreational and elite-level athletes who participate in barbell activities such as CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, and basic barbell resistance training.  
  • Five technical lifts will be covered during this course including the squat, deadlift, clean, jerk, and snatch. Participants will develop competency in execution, analysis, and modifications of the above lifts for people experiencing pain.  
  • You will learn what to look for in subjective and objective therapy examinations to inform the individual’s barbell rehabilitation program, which will consist of targeted manual therapy, barbell-specific correctives, and load management strategies

15 Hours (1.5) Continuing Education Units Accredited through the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA)

Here's the Most Frequently Asked Questions of the "Management of the Barbell Athlete" Course:

Q. Do I receive CEUs for attending the course? 

  • A. Yes, the course has been approved by the California Physical Therapy Association for 1.5 CEUs.  

Q. What if I can't afford to come?

  • A. Many people think, "I've already used all of my allotted CEU 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 take a continuing education course. 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 $597 ($400 savings), you should register now.

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 should attend this course?  

  • A. This course is ideal for physical therapists (PT), physical therapist assistants (PTA) and PT or PTA students.

Q. What are the pre-requisites to take the course?  

  • A. Every registrant must submit proof of licensure or certification (or proof of enrollment in PT/PTA school) in order to attend the course.

Q. Where and when is the course being held?

Q. What should I wear and what should I bring to the course?  

  • A. Come prepared in athletic clothing that will allow you to access your full hip range of motion in a squat and allows other clinicians to both visualize and treat your knees, ankles, and shoulders. Bring shoes that will allow you to participate in barbell training.

Q. Where and when is the course being held?

  • A. Your health and safety are our top priority. That’s why we’ve implemented additional health and safety procedures so our facility is a safe, clean, and welcoming space for you during the event.

Below are our enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocol to ensure your safety:

  • Improved air ventilation to improve air quality
  • Decreased our capacity within the retreat
  • Symptom screening of all attendees entering the facility
  • Requiring all attendees to wear a face mask
  • Frequent disinfecting surfaces in all areas of our facility
  • We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Q. Who do I contact if I have questions about the course? 

We Are Going To Give You The Tools At The "Management of the Barbell Athlete" 2-Day Course

I am going to show you step-by-step the things you NEED to be evaluating on the initial visit and how to systematically progress your patients back to the barbell after 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."

Finally, we will make sure you are able to:

  • Evaluate and analyze traditional biomechanical positioning of the deadlift, squat variations, snatch, and clean and jerk.  
  • Demonstrate movement competency in the performance of deadlifts, squat variations, and positioning for the snatch and clean and jerk.  
  • Provide at least three modifications for the deadlift, squat variations, snatch, and clean and jerk for individuals experiencing pain (using case study examples).  
  • Demonstrate competency in three manual therapy options based on impairments seen in the biomechanical analysis of the deadlift, squat, snatch, and clean and jerk.  
  • Develop appropriately-dosed barbell-specific corrective exercise programs based on barbell lift analysis and impairments found in a physical screen.  

When you know how to perform all of the these 5 elements of working with barbell athletes - your outcomes will increase drastically.

Introducing Your "Barbell Course" Experts

About The Host:

  •  Dr. Chris Garcia


Dr. Chris Garcia 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. 

Course Specialists:

  •  Dr. Shane Adamos


Dr. Shane has nearly a decade of experience as a strength and conditioning coach for athletes. As a coach, he excels in designing strength and conditioning programs for barbell athletes, tactical athletes and youth injury prevention.

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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 programming injury prevention programs in the off-season...which led to decreased injuries and more resilient athletes.

Soon after, I consulted with professional football and tennis players and I quickly realized they are ALWAYS hurt. My role was to keep them moving. I quickly applied the systems I previously used with Olympic athetes. 

I knew I was onto something.

Once I opened Sports Performance Physical Therapy, I applied these same principles and systems to local CrossFit, powerlifting and weightlifting 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 a using a systematic approach to evaluating and progressing injuries.  

Before I knew it, my treatment systems were becoming so effective that I was reconized as the "best physical therapist" in Chula Vista over the last 4 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 and away from injury.

Specifically Designed For PTs & PTAs Who Work With (or Want to Work With) "Barbell Athletes"

The Venue

"Here's What Other People Are Saying About How Dr. Chris' Approach Has Already Helped Them"

If you're still sitting on the fence about attending, here's what a few barbell athletes have to say about their results of the material being presented at the course.

Management of the barbell athlete

When facing an injury, it’s difficult to know the right path to follow. My surgeon referred me to Dr. Chris Garcia and I am so happy he did. As a full time CrossFit athlete I am always fighting to maximize my potential. Although I know that injury is a part of sport, I was devastated when I tore my bicep tendon during off-season training for the CrossFit Games. Chris was able to guide my post surgical rehab with unmatched knowledge and a personal touch. He understood my goals and was able to bridge the gap from traditional clinical exercises to functional CrossFit training. His expertise put my mind at ease. His detailed planning gave me a road map to recovery. His manual therapy, smart progression of exercises and positive encouragement kept me progressing every week and ahead of schedule! He was always willing troubleshoot and work with me on how I could train around the injury. I would recommend Chris wholeheartedly to any athlete in need of physical therapy. He is an extremely valuable resource for an athlete to have and I am very grateful that I am under his care!  

-Christy (Phillips) Adkins, 7-time Reebok CrossFit Games Athlete

I’m a 46 year old dentist who has trained vigorously over the years. I have played multiple sports and have seen many doctors and therapists. I met Chris Garcia when I was having mobility issues with my shoulder and needed to prep for a competition. I have to say that I was very pleased with care I received. Chris is highly educated and trained. He was very thorough and took the time to understand my ailments (believe me there are a lot). He was meticulous and systematic while treating me. There is no doubt that when he is working an area that he knows exactly what he is doing. There is an art as well as a science to his work and he has mastered them both.

-Nick, Olympic Weightlifter

Exceptional. I’ve tried chiropractor and regular massage and while helpful none of the above understood the needs of an athlete. When your massage therapist or chiro don’t know what an overhead squat or muscleup are, it is difficult for them to understand the stimulus and wear and tear on your body. Doctor Chris immediately came off to me as understanding of ATHLETES and the pressures/stimulus their body is subject to. Because of this he was able to address my injury as well as clean up some of my movement patterns. I’ve hit multiple lifetime PR’s only 2 weeks outside of an injury that had me operating at 80% or less on all my strength work. The week following my appointment my pain subsided and I hit within 95%, the second week after I was PR’ing. I am a Crossfit athlete/coach and Olympic weightlifter. I recommend a friend who is an acrobat and he performed stellar work on her. The next day she was raving about how effective he was.

-Scott, Olympic Weightlifter & CrossFit Coach

"Hear From Happy Clients of Sports Performance Physical Therapy"

Please enjoy watching case-studies of other people, just like your patients, who came to see the team at Sports Performance Physical Therapy – and left much healthier and happier using the techniques applied in this course.

Only 10 Seats Available...


Here's The Schedule - What We'll Be Covering During Our Time Together


7:30AM - 8:00AM: Check-in

8:00AM - 8:30AM: Welcome and introduction

8:30AM - 9:50AM: Overview, history, and patient care

9:50AM - 10:00AM: BREAK 

10:00AM - 11:00AM: Learn the lifts and analyze

11:00AM - 12:00PM: Physical therapy evaluation

12:00PM - 1:00PM: LUNCH

1:00PM - 2:00PM: Manual therapy and pain relief

2:00PM - 3:00PM: Corrective exercises

3:00PM - 3:10PM: BREAK 

3:10PM - 4:30PM: Case studies and review

4:30PM - 5:00PM: Closing remarks and questions: 


8:00AM - 8:15AM: Questions and review

8:15AM - 9:00AM: Learn the lifts 

9:00AM - 9:50AM: Modifications to lifts

9:50AM - 10:00AM: BREAK

10:00AM - 11:00AM: Table assessment 

11:00AM - 12:00PM: Treatment 

 12:00PM - 1:00PM: LUNCH

1:00PM - 2:00PM: Group barbell skills review and practice 

2:00PM - 2:50PM: Corrective exercises  

2:50PM - 3:00PM: BREAK 

3:00PM - 4:30PM: Case studies and review

4:30PM - 5:00PM: Closing remarks and questions

Your Next Step:

Do not hesitate on this. While this is an exclusive invitation, there are only 10 seats available and I cannot keep your space reserved indefinitely. To ensure your seat, please click on the red button below - and reserve your space immediately.

I'll see you in San Diego in October!


-Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW

CEO & Founder

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