The Maven Team

3. Dr. Nick Garcia, PT, DPT, CSCS

Nick is a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Certified Strength & Condition Specialist (CSCS). Upon earning his doctoral degree, he was accepted into the preeminent Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at USC. During his residency, he was faculty in the DPT program at USC, attended continuing education courses, and further developed his clinical skills through direct mentorship from orthopedic surgeons and master clinicians in physical therapy to become an advanced clinician and specialist in orthopedics. He will sit for his Boards as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2023.

Nick attended Whittier College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology. While attending Whittier College, he was a 4-year student-athlete who played on the baseball team as a pitcher. His interest to pursue a career in physical therapy began on the baseball field as he began to recognize the increasing number of shoulder and elbow injuries in baseball players. Nick enjoys working with all athletes and has extensive training in sport-specific evaluation, rehab, and performance.

In addition to his studies at USC, Nick worked as a research assistant in the Clinical Biomechanics Orthopedic and Sports Outcomes Research Lab. He participated in PAC-12 studies evaluating the factors contributing to elbow injuries in collegiate baseball players. Through this involvement, he has had the opportunity to publish and present his research findings nationally at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.

In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with his fiancé, taking his dog on runs, going to the beach, watching sports, and playing golf with friends.