"Discover the Unique Blueprint to Quickly EVALUATE Barbell Mechanics and DESIGN Recovery Programs For Athletes (Specifically CrossFitters, Weightlifters, And Powerlifters)...Even If They Are Injured And Refuse to Rest"


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A 2-Day "Beginner" to "Intermediate" Course for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Personal Trainers, CrossFit Coaches, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, and Beyond!

15 CEU hours - 1.5 CEUs (Approved by the CPTA)

15 CEU hours - 1.5 CEUs (Approved by the NSCA)

October 28th & 29th, 2023

(Virtual Option Will Be Held Via Zoom | In Person Option Will Be Held In San Diego, CA)


Dear Healthcare or Fitness Professsional:

There are millions of people and future patients and clients participating in barbell movements - and a large majority of them are going to 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 than you would like
  • Patients & clients often tell you they will "go light" - but they don't 
  • Patients or clients 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 exercise progressions specific to barbell athletes
  • Patients or clients are telling you "I've already tried rehab/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 healthcare and fitness professionals 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:

I've Spent Over 10 Years Developing & Refining The Most Comprehensive Method For Designing Recovery Programs For Barbell Athletes...And This Is Your Opportunity To Take Advantage Of It!

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

If you want to continue working with patients or clients 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 or clients to "stop exercising for 4-6 weeks and see how it goes" as soon as they hear they do "CrossFit" or "powerlifting"
  • You are frustrated when your patients or clients 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 or clients...and you want to know 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 healthcare or fitness professional - 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 or clients

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

  • 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 In The Course

  • 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 barbell-specific correctives and load management strategies

Common Questions

Here are the Most Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Do I receive CEUs for attending the course? 

  • A. Yes, the course has been approved by the California Physical Therapy Association for 15 CEU hours (1.5 CEUs) and approved by the National Strength & Conditioning Association for 15 CEU hours (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 $497 ($500 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), athletic trainers (ATC), massage therapists (MT), chiropractors (DC), and fitness professionals (personal trainers, CrossFit coaches, and Strength & Conditioning Coaches)

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. Where and when is the course being held?

  • A. The course will be held at Sports Performance Physical Therapy in San Diego, CA (with practical portions of the course held inside CrossFit Humanity) on October 28th-29th, 2023 (8:00am - 5:00pm on both days). The virtual option will be held online via Zoom.

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

Specifically Designed For Healthcare & Fitness Professionals Who Work With CrossFitters, Powerlifters, Weightlifters, & Beyond!

Why Should You Sign Up?

I am going to show you step-by-step the things you NEED to be evaluating and how to systematically progress your patients or clients back to the barbell after injury. By the end of our two days together, you'll have the confidence to say to your patients or clients, "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 performing a barbell-specific movement screen and identify impairments that will impact 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 the barbell-specific movement screen.  

Here Are 5 More 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 FIVE reasons why I think you should SERIOUSLY consider joining me.

  • Total immersion in barbell-specific content - there is no better way to learn and grow with the patients and clients you work with.
  • You are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with (we have a LOT of successful healthcare & fitness professionals coming to this event). 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 separates you from the rest of the professionals 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 or gym and spending the weekend with other people like you. Get rejuvenated about your craft!
  • Come and say hello to me and my team (even if virtual) - it would mean the world to me.

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...

The "Management of the Barbell Athlete" course is 100% risk-free for you to join.

I'm confident you'll LOVE the event - 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.

Confirm your seat today. It's an investment in your future professional development.

***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.

About Dr. Chris Garcia

Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW is a leading authority on sports rehab with elite athletes and is a trusted advisor to many PTs across the US and world.

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 and clients 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 10 Years in a Row!

So here's my story:

Ten 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 and clients exercising and away from injury.

The Venue

Why Other Healthcare & Fitness Professionals Took This Course...And Are Now Crushing It

If you're still sitting on the fence about attending, here's what a few healthcare and fitness professionals have to say about why they registered for Dr. Chris's course.

"I gained knowledge on how to build a program for an athlete based on their sport, current injury/condition, and/or personal goals."

Anthony, 2nd Year PT Student

"I improved my process in managing barbell athletes when they're injured and also how to keep them healthy when they're out of pain."

Jason, Sports Physical Therapist

"I can now develop a seamless transition in strength and conditioning for my barbell athlete patients."

Janice, Sports Physical Therapist

"I appreciated how Dr. Chris approaches explaining recovery strategies and planning for barbell athletes."

Samantha, Personal Trainer

The Course Curriculum

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

- 8:00am - 5:00pm (PST) -


7:30AM - 8:00AM:
Registration & networking

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:
Movement assessment & evaluation

12:00PM - 1:00PM: LUNCH

1:00PM - 2:00PM:
Pain relief strategies

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:
Movement assessment breakouts

11:00AM - 12:00PM:
Develop the roadmap to recovery

 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

Only 10 In-Person Seats Available...


Your Next Step:

Do not hesitate on this. While this is an exclusive invitation, there are only 10 in-person 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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