Announcing The Sports PT Masterclass Series For PTs, PTAs, And PT Students...


Watch this video for a special message from Dr. Chris Garcia...


"In Just 48 Hours Develop Confidence & The Unique Skillset To Create Strength & Conditioning Program ... And FINALLY Bridge The Gap From Rehab To Performance" 

"A 2-Day Educational Experience With A Complete Blueprint To Create Strength & Conditioning Programs For Patients & Athletes" Designed Specifically for ... Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Student PTs/PTAs

July 23rd & 24th, 2022 | San Diego, CA


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 from injury seamlessly back 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 Strength & Conditioning Summit" retreat.

I’ll be sharing the clinical pearls and strategies I learned to create strength and conditioning programs in professional sports, from what NOT to do with athletes in the late phases of rehab to FINALLY bridge the gap from rehab to performance. 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 to create strength and conditioning programs that you can use with athletes of all levels. You’ll be able to tackle any athlete case with confidence, even professional athletes. Combine clinical pearls, conversations with fellow great minds, nitro cold brew to start, and some "delicious" beverages to cap it off, and you will have an experience that rejuvenates your passion for your practice. 

There are millions of people and future patients seeking help after injuries to safely return to sport - 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, "My patient is painfree, strong, and ready to return to sport, now what?"
  • You shrug your shoulders when your athlete asked, "Can I play this weekend? What are my restrictions?"
  • Patients ask you, "Can you program a strength and conditioning program for me for the weight room?" - and you cringed at having to answer it
  • Patients ask regularly ask you "But there's this important tournament ... can we speed up the time frame?" - 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 strength and conditioning progressions beyond the ADL-level.
  • Patients are telling you "I've already completed physical therapy for this injury" - and you don't feel confident showing them how you can bridge to gap to 100% return to competition.

Now, if some or all of these apply to you, you're not alone. Most clinicians find it challenging to create strength and conditioning programs.

It is one thing to create a rehab program a shoulder, back or knee - but if you don't have an understanding of how strength and conditioning progressions are drastically different than injury progressions, then it is difficult to have successful long-term outcomes.

Would you agree?

But here's the thing:

Creating "Strength & Conditioning Programs" Is Not That Difficult - If You Understand The Progressions

So, Who is the "Sports PT Strength & Conditioning Summit" Retreat for? 

This in-person retreat (and hybrid virtual option available) is perfect for new grad PTs, established physical therapists, and student PTs/PTAs interested in sports PT.

If you find yourself lost creating strength and conditioning programs or you want to add more tools to your toolbox, this retreat is essential for you because you are likely going to encounter athletes who want your help to return to sport safely and your outcomes are going to be directly related to your understanding of the proper strength and conditioning progressions.

The "Sports PT Strength & Conditioning Summit" retreat takes place in San Diego, CA. Here's who should attend:

  • You're tired of being the "let's see how it goes PT" and you want to develop the skillset to transition athletes back to sport
  • You work in a setting where you see a lot of active patients or athletes - and you're running into more athletes who need help safely returning to sport...and you want to know how to how to become a leading specialist
  • You are not confident enough to create or progress programs for people in end-stage rehab back to sport - and if you were, your outcomes would be better
  • You are confident enough to treat injuries and get people back to exercising - you just lack the SKILLS and strategy to do it right...and seamlessly progress them back to sport (big difference)
  • You know you are a good clinician - but you are not getting the results you want with return to sport phases in the athlete population
  • You are new to creating strength and conditioning programs - 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 retreat cover strength and conditioning program design 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.

Here Are 3 More Reasons Why The "Sports PT Strength & Conditioning Summit" Retreat Is Going To Be Valuable For You And Your Patients in 2022

  • You'll discover the skills necessary to confidently create and modify key strength and conditioning parameters that influence healing timelines as athletes return to sport
  • You'll get the confidence to provide a systematic approach to progressing athletic injuries back to sport with ease
  • We are going to make sure you walk away with a comprehensive strategy to bridge the gap from rehab to performance

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!...

Here's What To Expect

  • The goal is to enhance your ability to progress athletic injuries from end-stage rehab to performance in patients and athletes of all ages who participate in all forms of exercise, such as running, recreational sports, resistance training, and functional fitness.  
  • Participants will develop competency in strength and conditioning program design and modifications for people transitioning back to sport.  
  • You will learn how to create accurate week-to-week progression before patient discharge, which will consist of an integration of strengthening, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, injury prevention, and week-to-week load management strategies

"Common Questions"

Here's the Most Frequently Asked Questions of the "Sports PT Accelerator" Retreat:

Q. Do I receive CEUs for attending the retreat? 

  • A. No. The Sports PT "Strength & Conditioning Summit" is an educational experience and is not your typical course. It’s a “retreat” perfect for motivated and aspiring sports physical therapists who are looking for something different from traditional courses. This will have a heavy focus on practical sessions, programming principles, round-table discussions on managing simple and complex case studies, and time to network and brainstorm starting with a delicious cold brew in the AM and during our “Post-Game Happy/Power Hour” with me and other professionals in the sports world.

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 retreat increase?  

  • A. Yes. The price of the retreat will be increasing soon. Please understand that the regular price for this retreat is $797. If you want to be guaranteed the lowest price of $497 ($300 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 event?  

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

Q. What are the pre-requisites to participate in the retreat?  

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

Q. Where and when is the event being held?

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

  • 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 plyometrics.

Q. How are you ensuring a safe environment? What is the current COVID-19 protocol at the facility?

  • 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 retreat? 

We Are Going To Give You The Tools At The "Sports PT Strength & Conditioning Summit" 2-Day Retreat

I am going to show you step-by-step the things you NEED to easily create a comprehensive strength and conditioning program and how to systematically progress your patients from end-stage rehab back to sport after an injury. By the end of our two days together, you'll have the confidence to say to your patients, "you don't have to worry - I'll help you transition back to sport with a structured, step-by-step program specific to your injury."

Finally, we will make sure you are able to:

  • Evaluate and progress common periodization philosophies as the foundation of meso or micro cycles.  
  • Create a comprehensive and realistic strength and conditioning program before an athlete or patient is discharged.  
  • Provide strength or fitness modifications for common injuries (using case study examples).  
  • Demonstrate competency in program design based on healing timelines seen in common injuries or post-operative cases.  
  • Develop appropriately-dosed strength and conditioning programs based on presentation and return to sport deadlines.  

When you know how to perform all of these 5 elements of progressing athletes from end-stage rehab into performance - your outcomes will increase drastically.

"About Dr. Chris Garcia..."

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 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. 

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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 progressing injured athletes back to their sport 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 creating strength and conditioning programs to bridge the gap from rehab to performance.  

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.

Specifically Designed For PTs & PTAs Who Want To Bridge The Gap From "Rehab To Performance"

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 athletes have to say about their results of the material being presented at the retreat.

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 worked with Dr. Chris Garcia – and left much healthier and happier using the techniques applied in this event.

Only 10 Seats Available...


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

- 9:00am - 5:00pm (PST) -


8:30AM - 9:00AM: Check-in and enjoy a FREE cold brew

9:00AM - 9:15AM: Welcome and introduction

9:15AM - 9:30AM: Overview, history, and programming principles

9:30AM - 9:50AM: Case studies

9:50AM - 10:50AM: Creating the annual programming calendar

10:50AM - 11:00AM: BREAK 

11:00AM - 12:00PM: Variations in programming philosophies and building macro and micro cycles

12:00PM - 1:00PM: Case studies and review

1:00PM - 2:00PM: LUNCH

2:00PM - 3:00PM: Transitioning out of end-stage rehab into early performance

3:00PM - 4:15PM: Transitioning from early performance into sports

4:15PM - 4:30PM: BREAK 

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

5:00PM - 6:00PM: Network, mix and mingle during "Power/Happy Hour"


8:30AM - 9:00AM: Network and enjoy a FREE cold brew

9:00AM - 9:15AM: Questions and review

9:15AM - 9:30AM: Case studies 

9:30AM - 10:50AM: Aerobic and anaerobic considerations

10:50AM - 11:00AM: BREAK

11:00AM - 12:00PM: Plyometric progressions

12:00PM - 1:00PM: Case studies and review

 1:00PM - 2:00PM: LUNCH

2:00PM - 3:00PM: Criteria and profile to return to sport  

3:00PM - 3:50PM: Creating wellness programs to support patients' and athletes' return to sport 

3:50PM - 4:00PM: BREAK 

4:00PM - 4:30PM: Retreat 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 July!


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

CEO & Founder

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Pricing Increases To $597 After Wednesday, July 13th, 2022