OC Sports & Rehab

Physical Therapy Locations

Multiple convenient locations to serve Orange County.

      What Our Patients Say

      At OC Sports & Rehab, we take pride in ensuring all of our patients not only meet and exceed their health goals but that they also have a pleasant and comfortable experience throughout the journey. Our dedication to patient satisfaction is reflected in our countless 5-star Google and  Yelp reviews, at all of our Physiotherapy locations.

      Our Physical Therapy Staff

      Absalon Valdez

      Physical Therapy Assistant
      Absalon Valdez, PTA

      Absalon Valdez

      Physical Therapy Assistant
      https://ocsportsandrehab.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Absalon.mp4 <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/dotted-layer.svg" alt="image"/> <h3>Absalon Valdez</h3> <h4>Physical Therapy Assistant</h4> Absalon Valdez is a local born and raised in Tustin California where he currently resides. As a young person and constantly sustaining injuries this sparked his interest on how the human body can recover with the proper time and care as well as how good the body can feel on its own. With 10 years of customer service experience and his passion for rehabilitating the human body he decided to attend Concorde Career College to obtain his PTA degree in order to explore his passion further. In his spare time he enjoys long distance runs, bike rides, and hikes with his dogs to stay active and feel good. <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/rect-shape-large.png" alt="image"/>

      Brittney Onken

      Front Desk Manager
      Brittney Onken

      Brittney Onken

      Front Desk Manager
      https://ocsportsandrehab.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Brittney.mp4 <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/dotted-layer.svg" alt="image"/> <h3>Brittney Onken</h3> <h4>Front Desk Manager</h4> <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/rect-shape-large.png" alt="image"/>

      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" />

      Cydney Cady

      Physical Therapy Assistant
      Cydney Cady

      Cydney Cady

      Physical Therapy Assistant
      https://ocsportsandrehab.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Cydney-1.mp4 <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/dotted-layer.svg" alt="image"/> <h3>Cydney Cady</h3> <h4>Physical Therapy Assistant</h4> <p>Cydney is a Southern California native who grew up participating in competitive cheerleading, dance, and gymnastics. She first became interested in physical therapy after dealing with multiple injuries of her own and dreamed of becoming a healthcare professional specializing in female-dominant sports.</p><p>Cydney attended Mater Dei High School, where she competed on the varsity cheerleading team and helped bring home two national championships. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Alabama, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She also completed a physical therapy internship in Thailand, spending a summer working with Thai national athletes. After graduating college, she returned home and began working as a PT Aide for OC Sports & Rehab in 2018.</p><p>In 2020, Cydney went back to school to obtain her Physical Therapist Assistant’s license from Cerritos College. While in school, she completed a clinical rotation at Rancho Los Amigos Rehab Hospital, working with patients who had sustained neurological injuries such as strokes, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries. She also had the unique opportunity to work on the post-COVID rehab team during her time there.</p><p>In the future, Cydney hopes to specialize in treating young athletes in sports like those she grew up in, helping them rehab from their injuries and get back to doing what they love. As a newly licensed PTA, Cydney looks forward to participating in continuing education courses to learn new techniques and skills to help patients from all walks of life. In her free time, she enjoys trying out new recipes in the kitchen, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her siblings on the weekends. Cydney currently serves as both the practice manager and a licensed PTA, enjoying the opportunity to do both roles on any given day.</p> <img src="https://rstheme.com/products/wordpress/bcom/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/rect-shape-large.png" alt="image"/>