OC Sports & Rehab

OCSR San Clemente Physical Therapy Providers

Cary Costa

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Cary Costa, DPT, MEd

Cary Costa

Doctor of Physical Therapy
https://ocsportsandrehab.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Cary.mp4 <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/dotted-layer.svg" alt="image" /> <h3>Dr. Cary Costa, DPT, MEd</h3> Specializing in Lymphedema, TMJ, Orthopedics, & Gait Analysis 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 manipulation. His undergrad degree is in Biology, and he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees 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 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 Stimulation (percussion adhesion release), myofascial release, manual lymphatic drainage, TMJ intra-oral pterygoid treatment, therapeutic cold LASER, electrical stimulation TENS/EMS, ART, custom orthotics, lymphatic compression pump therapy, athlete recovery system, video feedback gait analysis, and a FULL RETURN Sports program, integrating a full weight and gym transition back to sport ready. Dr. Costa has multiple publications and presentations, including at the national college of phlebologists. For his cutting-edge research on lymphedema therapy and new treatment protocols, with Mission Hospital Cardiac and Vein Group. He was also recognized for his outstanding treatment of TMJ patients, and he is currently working on publishing new protocols to help patients with plantar fasciitis and neuropathy. Dr. Costa is the founder of the RUN MECHANICS program, where he educates other professionals and athletes on video feedback analysis with runners, and how to limit their injury and improve performance. <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/rect-shape-large.png" alt="image" />

Jada Helberg

Physical Therapy Assistant
Jada Helberg, PTA

Jada Helberg

Physical Therapy Assistant
https://ocsportsandrehab.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Jada.mp4 <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/dotted-layer.svg" alt="image"/> <h3>Jada Helberg</h3> <h4>Physical Therapy Assistant</h4> <p>Jada is a Southern California native who grew up swimming and playing water polo. She first became interested in physical therapy after dealing with injuries of her own. Jada attended California State University, Bakersfield, where she received her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and played Division 1 water polo. She then graduated from Stanbridge University with a PTA degree.</p><p>Before joining the OCSR team, Jada worked at a pediatric clinic for three years, where she was part of the Intensive Therapy team. She enjoys working with young athletes and clients with special needs. In her free time, Jada likes going on hikes and to the beach with her two dogs.</p> <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/rect-shape-large.png" alt="image"/>

Whitney Plaster

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Whitney Plaster, DPT

Whitney Plaster

Doctor of Physical Therapy
https://ocsportsandrehab.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Whitney.mp4 <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/dotted-layer.svg" alt="image"/> <h3>Whitney Plaster</h3> <h4>Doctor of Physical Therapy</h4> <p>Whitney Plaster was born and raised in Fallbrook, CA, and moved to Orange County in 2022, where she currently resides. She received her undergraduate degree from Southern Utah University with a major in Nutrition. Whitney then went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.</p><p>Whitney's passion for physical therapy began at a young age after watching her family members go through rehab and seeing the significant impact it had on their return to maximal function. She developed a particular interest in pelvic floor therapy, helping women with urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and postpartum rehabilitation.</p><p>In addition to women's health, Whitney provides treatments such as deep muscle stimulator (DMS), active release technique (ART), soft tissue mobilizations, joint mobilizations, electrical stimulation, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), TMJ intra-oral treatment, Kinesio (KT) taping, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), and lymphatic compression pump therapy.</p><p>Whitney has a genuine passion for helping others and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those she serves. She embodies empathy, expertise, and unwavering commitment in her role as a physical therapist.</p> <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/rect-shape-large.png" alt="image"/>