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GrassRoots Athletics Track and Field Running Club

Phone: 949-444-2370
Email: Info@GrassRootsAthletics.org

Two Southern California training locations to serve you:

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EDUCATION

Doctorate (DPT): Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Magnum Cum Laude honors.

Masters of Education: Western Oregon University, OR.

Bachelors of Science in Biology: Western Oregon University, OR.

TEACHING

Adjunct professor at Concordia University.

Clinical instructor for Concordia University Athletic Training.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, CA.

  • Assistant Cross Country Coach

Dana Hills High School, Dana Point, CA

  • Assistant Track n’ Field & Endurance Coach.

Capistrano Valley High School, Mission Viejo, CA

  • Assistant Track n’ Field & Endurance Coach.

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE

Western Oregon University: track and cross country, academic and athletic all-conference status.

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, athletics, 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, where he currently teaches. Cary is also a clinical instructor for Concordia University Athletic Training students.

Cary 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 (D.M.S.), myofascial release, therapeutic laser therapy, electrical stimulation including the use of biofeedback, custom orthotics, and iontophoresis (passage of medication into the skin by electrical current). 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.

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