"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
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" 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.
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 of the "Sports PT Strength & Conditioning Summit":
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 $597($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 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. 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?
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 to share a cold brew in the morning or a “delicious” beverage at the end of the event!! ...
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.
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
If You Attend In-person 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 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"
"Why Other Physical Therapists Took This Course...And Are Now Crushing It With Programming"
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
"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.
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:
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