Cary Costa: Doctor of Physical Therapy

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 Masters in Education. His emphasis in school was on orthopedics, lymphadema, and manipulation. His undergrad degree is in Biology, and he obtained his Bachelors and Masters 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 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 the Deep Muscle Stimulator (percussion adhesion release), myofascial release, manual lymphatic drainage, TMJ treatment, therapeutic cold LASER, electrical stimulation TENS/EMS, ART, custom orthotics, lymphatic compression pump, athlete recovery system, and the only FULL RETURN program integrating full weight and gym transition back to sport ready.

Dr. Costa was also recently published and presented at the national college of phlebologists for his cutting edge research on lymphatic therapy and treatment protocols with Mission Cardiac and Vein Group. He also was recently recognized for his outstanding treatment for TMJ patients and is currently working on publishing new protocols to help patients recover faster and more efficiently than before.

Dr. Costa can even provide video gait analysis and a strength overhaul through the RUN MECHANICS program. Come in today and develop a program that’s meant for you! 

Dr. Costa provides Sports Therapy to the Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch, Placentia, and Yorba Linda areas.

To schedule an appointment with Cary Costa DPT, please call 949.716.5050 or email him directly at