"A 2-Day Educational Experience With A Unique, Proven Method To Create Strength & Conditioning Programs For Athletes With Ease"
...Designed Specifically for Sports Physical Therapists
June 10th & 11th, 2023
(Virtual Option Will Be Held Via Zoom | In Person Option Will Be Held In San Diego, CA)
Dear Sports Physical Therapist:
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" mentorship course.
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 between 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 course 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 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 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 pain-free, 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 for 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:
I've Spent Over 10 Years Developing & Refining The Most Comprehensive Method For Designing Strength & Conditioning Programs...And This Is Your Opportunity To Take Advantage Of It!"
So, Who is the "Sports PT Strength & Conditioning Summit" Course for?
This mentorship course (in-person 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 course 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" mentorship course takes place in San Diego, CA (and the virtual option will be held via Zoom). 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 course 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's What To Expect In The Course
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.
Here Are 3 More Reasons Why The "Sports PT Strength & Conditioning Summit" Is Going To Be Valuable For You And Your Patients
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!...
The Program Is Perfect For You, If...
You've taken sports PT courses in the past and it didn’t change your clinical practice as much as you hoped
You've thought to yourself that there has to be more for you in strength and conditioning besides CSCS certification
You're looking for ways to advance your athletes to the next level of rehab
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 beyond pain and bridge the gap between rehab and performance.
Here's who's coming to the course:
1. Traditional insurance-based orthopedic/sports setting
You're tired of convincing yourself that your glorified HEP is a "strength program." You might have even prematurely discharged a few great patients and athletes because you didn't know how to bridge the gap from rehab to performance. 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 wellness programs to your business. I'll be covering how to structure and efficiently run a strength and conditioning wellness 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 long-term health of your athletes. I've worked in pro sports for over a decade. To maintain good outcomes, communication, and job security, you need to stay at the top of your game with strength programs to keep athletes healthy year-round without injuries.
4. Cash-based PT
Every one of your patients and athletes should have a long-term plan to maintain strength and prevent future injuries so they can get back to CrossFit, running, etc. Maybe you've tried to bridge them into "wellness" or "strengthening" but didn't want to feel salesy so you barely mention anything. I've successfully integrated this into my cash-based PT business with two locations and helping thousands of athletes annually so I know it will help you too.
At the event, I will be giving you the skills to be able to confidently create strength and conditioning programs for your respective setting.
Whether you attend virtually or in person, you'll be able to take the information back to your clinical setting and crush strengthening programs.
You'll be programming for 70-year-old Susie, 16-year-old Mike, and 42-year-old Jose in no time!
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.
Here's the Most Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Do I receive CEUs for attending the mentorship course?
A. Yes, the course has been approved by the California Physical Therapy 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 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 mentorship increase?
A. Yes. The price of the mentorship 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 $697($200 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 mentorship course is ideal for physical therapists (PT), physical therapist assistants (PTA) and PT or PTA students.
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 event being held?
A. The in-person event will be held at Sports Performance Physical Therapy in San Diego, CA (with practical portions of the course held inside CrossFit Humanity) on June 10th-11th, 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 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. Who do I contact if I have questions about the course?
Specifically Designed For PTs & PTAs Who Want To Bridge The Gap From "Rehab To Performance"
Why Should You Sign Up?
5 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 at the Sports PT Strength & Conditioning Summit.
Total immersion in sports-specific content - there is no better way to learn and grow (isn’t that one of your professional goals?).
You are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with (we have a LOT of successful clinicians 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 “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 office and spending the weekend 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.
I’m excited to talk to you about what you need to know to manage athletes or develop your career in the “sports world” so that you can take those lessons back with you to the clinic.
And there's a lot more I could think of but that's just a small collection of reasons why I think you should attend.
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 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.
***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.
We Are Going To Give You The Tools At The "Sports PT Strength & Conditioning Summit" 2-Day Event
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.
How I Was Handpicked as the "Best Physical Therapist" in Chula Vista 10 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.
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 course.
"I am driven to pursue a sports clinical residency following graduation from my physical therapy program. In order to succeed in this specific field, I want to learn from the best. Along with pursuing my SCS, I also plan on getting my certification in strength and conditioning so that I can bolster my knowledge in rehabilitation prevention and preparation for an athlete at all levels. Therefore, the sports PT strength and conditioning submit at sports performance physical therapy piqued my interest. I hope to gain knowledge on how to build a program for an athlete based on their sport, current injury/condition, and/or personal goals. Learning how to individualize a strength and conditioning program is an ability I’d like to have in my career."
-Anthony, 2nd Year PT Student
"I want to focus on improving programming and working towards proactivity vs reactivity when athletes return saying they 'feel great' but would benefit from advanced programming to take them to next level."
-Luke, Sports Physical Therapist
"I want to develop a seamless transition in strength and conditioning for my patients. Meaning, it’s not viewed as a two part “pre and post-PT” with strength and conditioning as “optional” or elite next steps. I want to build skills so the vision and timeline (on my end and the patient’s) starts at the eval."
-Jenny, Physical Therapist
"I'm interested in pairing the physiological process of strengthening and conditioning with an appropriate timeline and hope to gain insights that I can use to progress myself as well as my patients in their strength and conditioning goals."
-Chris, Physical Therapist
"I''m interested in taking the course to improve my process in managing an athlete for a longer period of time than the initial 6-12 weeks where traditional PT stops. My goal is to better verbalize my own process so I can explain that more clearly to athletes and also other providers."
-Jason, Sports Physical Therapist
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 and networking
8:00AM - 8:15AM: Welcome and introduction
8:15AM - 8:30AM:Overview, history, and programming principles
8:30AM - 8:50AM:Case studies
8:50AM - 8:50AM: Creating the annual programming calendar
8:50AM - 10:00AM:BREAK
10:00AM - 11:00AM:Variations in programming philosophies and building macro and micro cycles
11:00AM - 12:00PM: Case studies and review
12:00PM - 1:00PM:LUNCH
1:00PM - 3:00PM:Transitioning out of end-stage rehab into early performance
3:00PM - 3:15PM: BREAK
3:15PM - 4:30PM:Transitioning from early performance into sports
4:30PM - 5:00PM:Closing remarks and questions
7:30AM - 8:00AM:Registration and networking
8:00AM - 8:15AM:Questions and review
8:15AM - 8:30AM:Case studies
8:30AM - 9:50AM:Aerobic and anaerobic considerations
9:50AM - 10:00AM: BREAK
10:00AM - 11:00AM: Plyometric progressions
11:00PM - 12:00PM:Case studies and review
12:00PM - 1:00PM: LUNCH
1:00PM - 3:00PM: Criteria and profile to return to sport
3:00PM - 3:15PM: BREAK
3:15PM - 4:30PM:Creating wellness programs to support patients' and athletes' return to sports
4:30PM - 5:00PM:Closing remarks and questions
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