Dr. Shaun Tu, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Credentials 

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science in Physiology/Neuroscience
UC San Diego

Bachelor of Arts in Human Development
UC San Diego

Specializations/Interests 

  • Sports/Athletic Performance
  • Neurologic Injury Rehabilitation
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Evidence-Based Practice

Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.As a lifelong athlete, human performance and sport have always fascinated me – how can we help the human body perform at its peak? After dealing with several injuries of my own and learning more about the field of physical therapy – becoming one myself was a logical progression. In specific regards to my interest in the field of pediatrics… it was watching the incredible functional gains my patients made every day and all the laughs that came with them during my clinical affiliation on the pediatric floor at the Rehabilitation institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan Ability Lab).
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?I had individual success as a collegiate track and field athlete, and at one point I held the #4 all-time position in the men’s long jump at UC San Diego. However I’m most proud of being named captain of my team for two years and watching (from my laptop in Chicago) as the underclassmen athletes I helped mentor as a senior won the first men’s track and field conference championship in UCSD history. Also, surviving my first Chicago winter having lived in San Diego for 5 years.
What do you love most about working at Eyas Landing?Creating and maintaining relationships with families and watching my clients meet their goals and grow.