Dr. Cary Costa, DPT, MEd is a graduate of Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with Magnum Cum Laude honors. Dr. Costa holds several advanced degrees including his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Master’s in Education. His emphasis in school was orthopedics, lymphedema, and mobilization. His undergrad degree is in Biology, and he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Western Oregon University. While at WOU he ran track and cross country, achieving academic and athletic all-conference status.
Dr. Costa has taught biology, and coached track and cross-country at Capo Valley High School, Dana Hills High School, and is currently working with Mission Viejo High School’s running program. He was added in 2012 as an adjunct professor at Concordia University in their athletic training department. Dr. Costa is also a clinical instructor for Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant students.
Dr. Costa has multiple publications and presentations to his name, including presentations at the national college of phlebologists for his cutting-edge research on lymphatic therapy and treatment protocols, in conjuction with Mission Cardiac and Vein Group. He was also recently recognized for his outstanding treatment of TMJ patients, and is currently working on publishing new protocols to help patients recover faster and more efficiently than before. Dr. Cary Costa PT uses many manual therapy techniques and modalities, to make sure your therapy session is one that achieves the highest potential. He integrates state of the art modalities into his treatments, including Deep Muscle Stimulation (percussion adhesion release), myofascial release, Graston techniques, manual lymphatic drainage, TMJ intra-oral treatment, therapeutic cold LASER, electrical stimulation TENS/EMS, ART, custom orthotics, lymphatic compression pump therapy, athlete recovery system, and video feedback gait analysis.