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Dr. Jennifer Chu

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ardmore, PA
51 years experience female

Locations

Office

ARDMORE, PA

Address

233 EAST LANCASTER AVENUE, SUITE 101, ARDMORE, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Independence Blue Cross Group

eToims Soft Tissue Comfort Center

Ardmore, PA

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

Burmese, English

Doctor Q&A

134 Answers
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbn... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Nerve root irritatio: If the pain is already over 3 months, it is termed as chronic pain which usually does not disappear. The spinal nerve roots can be pinched nerve in ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Rep stim studies: Many diseases that give few muscle weakness especially that of the muscles of the face, shoulder and pelvic girdle can give symptoms similar to myasth... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Nerve problems: Nerve pain can present as shooting pain. In may not necessarily be only at the ankle and it can come from nerve root irritation as high as the spine ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
See GI specialist: If you are already treated by a family dr. And still having symptoms, you need an evaluation from a gastroenterologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or h... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
See family MD: This has to be done properly an you need to be under the care of for a family dr. Or pain medicine specialist.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use this muscle or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or h... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Hormonal or other : You may have a female internal organ problem or a hormonal problem. Please see a gynecologist.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
See neurologist : There are many medications that can be used for neuropathic pain. Please make sure that you get evaluation and management from a rehabilitation medi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
See family MD: You may have an allergic reaction to the venom from the yellowjackets. You need to see a family dr. As soon as possible.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Health important: How you handle stress is the function of health rather than fitness. You need to make sure that you are healthy by a adhering to a good diet, walking... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: Many physical therapy sites will show you the best stretches for your muscles. You may have back nerve root irritation with significant muscle spasms... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Nerve irritation: If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Nerve irritation: You may have low back nerve root irritation. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluat... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Muscle spasms : Even young people can start experiencing neck problems due to neck nerve root irritation. This can occur because of lifting heavy things, sports inju... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Muscle spasms : A pulled muscle can feel like chest pains. This can be due to neck nerve root irritation with tight muscles due to spasms. Also people who are in p... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbn... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use this muscle or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal nerve... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Painful muscle spasm: Muscle spasms are painful and feel like a cramping sensation since a large portion of the muscle contracts. Fasciculations are spontaneous discharges... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Low back problems: Although you are very young you may already be having back problems. Such pain is always aggravated when you said without your back supported special... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Nerve pain : If the problem is acute it can resolve by itselfprovided you do not reactivate it. You must stop any movement or exercise that will aggravate the pai... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Vit D: You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor there are many causes of joint pains and you need to be worked up for metabolic , nutritional or ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal ner... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Autoimmune or DJD: You may be having diffuse pain problems related to the crohn's autoimmune condition involving the joints. However, the symptoms may be related to mul... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Muscle knots: Massage is good for superficial muscle spasm relaxation. However, mechanical excitation from a massage is not sufficient to relax the deep muscle spa... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Physical examination: Please take the child to a pediatrician for evaluation and treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You may have neck nerve root irritation please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Muscle relaxation: Hot packs, hot showers and massage are quite effective. Sometimes alternating heat and cold packs can be useful. Rubbing the sore muscle with an ice... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Exercise guidelines: Heart rate below 60 beats/min is not normal and that should not be your goal. Please read the recommendations of the american heart association as t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You may have low back in nerve root irritation that is exacerbated with the increase in pressure within the abdomen when you pee. Please make sure t... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal ner... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain or popping. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Muscle strength: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is sometimes given to improve muscle strength in myasthenia gravis. The effect of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) was uns... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Blood chemistry : Please see your internists and have your blood electrolytes and chemistry checked. If they are ok, you you should see the neurologist for ruling out ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: The crunchy noice may be coming from tight connective tissue and thickened myofascial tissue. You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve roo... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Blood check : The best way to find out is to have your blood checked for HIV and vdrl.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: If you have thyroid problems, that can give rise to muscle pains. You may also be lifting too heavy at work.Spinal nerve root irritation always cause... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Second opinion: The more surgeries you get, the more the complications. Always try to get a second opinion from another orthopedic surgeon preferably at the universi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Dermatitis: The skin lesion may be dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis. You need to see a family dr. And if need be a dermatologist.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
See neurologist : If the symptoms are new or if you are getting worse, you must be seen and evaluated by neurologists asap to rule out if you have any new onset proble... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: The same injury that destroyed the acl sends the impact to the lower spine and it is the spine nerve roots irritation that is giving you the low bac... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain and cramps p... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Fibromyalgia: You may have fibromyalgia. Please see a rheumatologist or rehabilitation medicine specialist for diagnosis and treatment.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Nerve irritation: Usually, twitches are a sign of nerve irritation, peripherally or coming from spinal nerve root irritation. May or may not be related to your rheumat... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Spine nerve irritate: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbn... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Do: Do not have aggressive massage, when the muscles are very tight and tender.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
See neurologist : You need to be assessed by a neurologist and neurosurgeon for your difficulty in walking. You need also to be assessed by rehabilitation specialists... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
May need blood tests: Please see a family dr. For blood tests to assess whether you have treatable diseases or infections that cause these type of symptoms.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Didn't know bout that only knew high risk of breaks broken 5 times in 8 months. Wen out of chair I'm needing opioids for pain relief
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This seems to be the closest to what I'm experiencing. I guess I should have mentioned that I was hit by a car and I landed on my tailbone.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you very much. I fall under all those categories. I will talk to my dr.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Institute of medicine 2 Mingaladon
Graduated 1971MD

Awards

Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, Third Place, National - Winter
2013
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