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Dr. Chu
Dr. Donald A. Chu, Ph.D.
PT, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Athercare Founder and Director

Dr. Donald A. Chu, the Director and Founder of the Athercare Fitness and Rehabilitation facility, is a nationally recognized specialist in Sports Medicine.  He is the author of six books, including “Jumping into Plyometrics” now in its 3rd edition.  Dr. Chu has also written chapters and articles on both rehabilitation and performance training in respected texts and journals her in the United States.  Dr. Chu has also given lectures throughout virtually every state and many foreign countries over the past three decades.

Athercare has been has been dedicated to incorporating the latest technologies including devices such as the Erchonia low level laser, Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM), Automatic Therapeutic Movement (ATM2) postural training devices, TRX systems, Game Ready (cold and Compression),  “H” Wave electrical stimulation units and the Velocity Cage as a way of measuring power output. These devices have enhanced Athercare’s ability to deliver effective and meaningful treatment to its patient population and clients.


Some of the athlete’s who have been clients of Athercare include the following list:
Baseball: John Baker (Florida Marlins)
Softball: Alissa Haber (Stanford), Theresa Wong, Danielle Yee (CSU, Monterey)
Baseball: Evan Haarz (CSU, Sonoma), Steve Enriquez (Chabot College), Thomas Cortese (St. Thomas More)
Tennis: Geoff Gehrke (Challenger’s Tour), Melissa Hirsch (San Ramon HS), Katie Malloy (USD), Bijan Hejazi (UCSB)
Boxing: Andre Ward (NABL Champion; undefeated in 18 fights), Fernando Barajas
Volleyball: Malina Keaton (Castro Valley HS)
Golf: Christopher Petefish
Swimming: Sam Haber (Newark HS), Nate Walters (Arroyo HS)
Synchronized Swimmers: Santa Clara Aquamaids
XC Long Distance Running: Elaine Mcvay (California HS)
 
 
 
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