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Javier Garcia

Javier Garcia

Athletic Trainer & Sports Performance Coach
Hallandale Beach, Broward

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About Javier Garcia:

Javier Garcia is a sports medicine clinician and sports performance coach practicing in South Florida. Javier Garcia specializes in athletic therapy and rehabilitation to help patients reduce pain, increase range of motion, restore mobility, and return to sport or life better prepared from injury. Javier's work is focused in athletic development. He helps patients enhance their overall athletic ability by training speed, agility, strength, and power. His advanced exercise programing takes into account an athletes muscle imbalances and injury history to allow for improvements toward optimal movement and overall function. As a certified athletic trainer, Javier Garcia can treat multiple acute and chronic conditions with the use of therapeutic exercises, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization, heat, ice, manual therapy, laser or light therapy, dry needling, and more. Javier Garcia will create a treatment plan and strength and conditioning program based on the patients specific injury, condition, and baseline measures to target a specific body part or body system.

Experience

ATHLETIX REHAB & RECOVERY- Davie, FL                       (2023)
Sports Performance Coach & Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • Coach NFL, NBA, and college athletes in strength and speed development. 
     • Develop exercise programs that focus on acceleration, linear speed, and change of direction.
    • Track progress and administer baseline testing using VALD force plates and Smartspeed timing gates.
    • Develop bodyweight, med-ball, and resistance band training programs for elite youth tennis athletes.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Track & Field/XC, Women’s Volleyball – Sports Medicine Department                                   (2022)
• Evaluated the physical condition of 80+ athletes and used knowledge of sports-related injuries to diagnose and treat players. 
• Tracked progress towards health and fitness goals as well as injury rehabilitation. 
• Motivated athletes positively and enthusiastically. 
• Worked with sports coaches, strength coaches, medical professionals, mental health practitioners, and dietitians to optimize player conditions. 
• Created personalized exercise and rehabilitation plans considering sports-specific needs and fitness goals. 
• Collaborated with coaches and athletes to set reasonable and attainable return-to-play timelines. 
• Maintained electronic records relating to athlete conditions, training, diet, and treatment plans. 
• Managed referrals and appointment scheduling to team physicians. 
• Supported the day-to-day operations of the training room by scheduling sessions and maintaining a clean and safe training room.

NEW YORK JETS, NFL – Florham Park, NJ
Intern Athletic Trainer, Sports Medicine Department         (2022)
• Administered therapeutic modalities. 
• Prescribed rehabilitation exercises.
• Administered hydration testing and daily weight charts. 
• Inputted daily rehab & treatment logs into electronic health records
• Provided practice and game coverage for all home & away events.

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY 
Adjunct Professor, Fitness activities – Exercise Science Department                                                                             (2021 - 2022)
• Instructed introductory fitness & wellness courses to 32 undergraduate students over two semesters. Lectured twice a week & provided appropriate office hours to assist students with educational support
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cardiac Rehab – Exercise Science Department                                                          (2020 - 2022)
• Weekly instruction & lecture on Cardiac Rehabilitation to graduate & undergraduate students while assisting students with research & final case study. Teaching under the supervision of Dr. Michele Fisher

HUMC FITNESS & WELLNESS CENTER POWERED BY THE GIANTS – Maywood, NJ
Strength & Conditioning Coach/Personal Trainer                                                                                                                                    (2020 - 2022)
Develop individualized programs for clients of general & special populations.
• Observe & record client’s daily condition through vital monitoring & exercise prescription
• Maintain safety standards by modifying exercise programs that benefit the individual client based on their medical history, needs analysis, & goals
• Screen for possible postural & muscle imbalances by administering a Functional Movement Screen on clients regularly to assess condition & track progression

PRIME ORTHOPEDIC REHAB - Tenafly, NJ
Physical Therapy Aide                                                                                                                                                          (2018 - 2020)
Provided appropriate rehabilitation assistance & guided patients through exercise programs under the direction and supervision of Physical Therapists.
• Observed, recorded, & reported patient’s condition & response to treatment in accordance with physical therapy standards while maintaining safety standards & following personalized flow sheets.
• Prepared modalities prescribed, such as ice packs, hot packs, and electrode prep for e-stim in accordance with physical therapy standards


PARISI SPEED SCHOOL - Fairlawn, NJ
Sports Performance Coach & Athlete Development Intern                                                                                                   (2020)
Coached prospective NFL athletes on the proper progressions of movement mechanics involved in normal gait, acceleration, top speed, & agility to enhance physical literacy & overall athletic ability.
• Facilitated Full Active Dynamic Warmups before all sessions & led training sessions for Jumpstart 1 & 2 (ages 6-9), Total Performance 1 & 2 (ages 10-15+)
• Shadowed sports performance coaches during linear speed, change of direction, & total body (strength, power, or recovery) training sessions
• Evaluated new athletes in 40 – yard dash, vertical jump, 5-10-5 drill, 200 – yard shuttle, & wobble board balance test
 

Education

Doctorate In Athletic Training                 (May 2024) 
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Miami, FL
GPA: 3.8
Master of Science - Athletic Training
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, Montclair, NJ                                                                                          (May 2022) 
GPA: 3.8
• Convocation Student Speaker for the College of Education and Human Services
Capstone Research: Effects of Concurrent Neuromuscular-Electrical-Stimulation Cueing on Postural Stability During Nondominant Single Leg Balance Protocol in Healthy Individuals
Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science, Clinical & Pre-Professional Studies Concentration
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, Montclair, NJ                 (May 2020)
GPA: 3.5, Dean’s List
 

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