Virginia Chu

Clinic, Ph.D., OTR/L

Virginia started her training as a biomedical engineer. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Stanford University. She completed her dissertation on motor learning in children with dystonia and cerebral palsy, studying under child neurologist, Dr. Terence Sanger. Her interest in the clinical applications and relevance in her research work in rehabilitation engineering led her to pursue a master's degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has experience treating in early intervention, pediatric outpatient clinic, school system, and acute care hospitals. She moved to Richmond with her family, and joined the faculty at the Department of Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University. She conducts research at VCU studying the effects of sensory processing challenges on motor control and motor learning, particularly in children with dyspraxia and idiopathic toe walking. When she is not working, she enjoys making things (crafting, cooking, sewing, upcycling... anything that one can make with 2 hands and some tools).