Chris Ju, PT, DPT, CSCS
Mr. Ju a licensed Physical Therapist and is currently evaluating and treating patients at the Palmdale location. He was born and raised in New Jersey, but moved out to the West coast to begin his physical therapy journey in 2019. He holds a bachelors degree in Psychology from Colgate University and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2022. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Mr. Ju first became interested in Physical Therapy when he received treatment for multiple shoulder and knee injuries sustained during his career as a Division I Athlete at Colgate University. As a 4 year member of Colgate’s Track & Field Team, Chris participated in the Hammer Throw and received multiple awards and distinctions for his achievements, including All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year through the NSCA in 2015.
Mr. Ju has a passion for treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries for those of all ages. Prior to beginning at Vargo, he has had experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries and has worked with individuals of all ages and activity levels ranging from the geriatric population all the way to professional athletes in the MLB and NFL. He prides himself on developing a customized approach to treatment for all of his patients, while utilizing evidence-based practice to inform his plan of care. He utilizes advanced manual therapy techniques and prescribes patient-specific mobility and strengthening exercises to get his patients back to doing the activities that they love. Mr. Ju ascribes to the joint-by-joint approach of Physical Therapy and believes that pain in the body is not solely due to limitations at the painful joint itself, but often due to restrictions and limitations at joints above and below the affected segment.
In his free time, Mr. Ju enjoys working out, exploring all that California has to offer, and spending time with family, friends, and his dog, Cooper.
- Orthopedic physical therapy
- Sports physical therapy
- Sports performance
- Shoulder rehabilitation
- CrossFit/functional fitness rehabilitation
- Advanced manual therapy techniques
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)