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Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jennifer Chu, M.D., is CEO and Principal of eToims® Soft Tissue Comfort Center and eToims® Medical Technology LLC. She is an emeritus Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is faculty for over 30 years.... Full Bio
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Chronic Pain| Railtrack Therapy|eToims by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain November  13, 2011 Prevention and capacity to be able to perform self treatment is the key to managing chronic diseases, especially chronic neuromuscular pain.  Also c ... Read on »
Sports | Strains| Sprains by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Friday, June 10, 2011 These injuries occur when the muscles are weak and/or tight and made to contract in an abnormal position. Either the ligament is stretched exces ... Read on »
Acupuncture|Pain|Medicine Today by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This is my response to the most recent acupuncture article in the Wall Street Journal on April 23rd 2011. This is another important dimension for the understanding o ... Read on »
Back Pain| Discomfort| New Technology by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain I just read this article dated 4/5/11 in the LA Times “Back pain is a complicated issue” http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-back-pain-20110404,0,4021531.st In most a ... Read on »
Overuse| Aging by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain   Who does not have overuse injuries?  In this computer age, we all perform a lot of keyboarding and moving the mouse.  If you are reading this blog, you are an Internet ... Read on »
Pain | Acute Trigger Points by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain July 3, 2010 Many methods do exist for treating acute trigger points (neuromuscular junctions) which is the root source of ischemic neuromuscular o ... Read on »
Massage| Pain| Complications by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Who does not enjoy a relaxing massage? Massage is used in many cultures across the world in many types of painful and non-painful body conditions associated muscle tight ... Read on »
tennis|left handedness by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Time for tennis talk.  Let’s consider the hand dominance in playing tennis and that is what I found on this subject.   As compared with their prevalence in the gen ... Read on »
Age| Life Quality| Prostate Cancer by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain This study examined moderating effects of age on longitudinal associations among quality of life (QOL) and its demographic (e.g., age), clinical [e.g., prostate-specific a ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer| Hypoxia by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain My father-in-law is 86 years old, lives in rural North Carolina with recurrent prostate cancer, PSA 287! He is not responsive to present and past treatments. He is b ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer| Role of Oxygen by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Here is an interesting news from Science Daily. When prostate cancer returns, a new study offers insight as to why treatment isn’t effective. The study - a colla ... Read on »
muscle strength| exercise| alzheimers by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Have been busy lately and expect to be more busy but hope to keep up with the blogs again. Those who exercise regularly, even just walking as an aerobic exercise tend to ... Read on »
Itch | Pain by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Monday, September 28, 2009 Itching is defined as an unpleasant cutaneous sensation leading to the desire to scratch. It serves as a physiological self-protective mechanis ... Read on »
Pain| Sex Differences by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain September 13, 2009 Wonder if there were sex differences in consequences of musculoskeletal pain in terms of limitation of function, work leave or disability, and healthc ... Read on »
Hamstring injuries| Running| Pain by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Sunday, September 06, 2009 Hamstring strains represent up to 15% of all injuries sustained during participation in running sports and most of the football codes, making t ... Read on »
Tennis elbow| Pain by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Sunday, September 06, 2009 Why and how does lateral epicondylitis occur to give rise to elbow pain? This study examined the anatomy of the lateral aspect of the elbow ... Read on »
Mind-body Therapies| Pain| Older adult by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Sunday, August 23, 2009 Many people with chronic pain perform mind-body therapies such as biofeedback, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, hypno ... Read on »
Low Back Pain| Exercise| Trigger points by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Sunday, August 16, 2009 Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most costly conditions to manage in occupational health. Individuals with chronic or recurring LBP experience d ... Read on »
Golf| Upper Extremity Pain by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Monday, July 27, 2009 Golf inducedelbow and neck pain were my friend’s symptoms and this blog is especially for her and all golfers who should know how these injuries occ ... Read on »
Physical Fitness| Pain Impact by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Pain Saturday, July 18, 2009 Physical fitness is the cultivation of an attractive and healthy physique that also allows us to the ability to perform a function. However, in t ... Read on »