Anthony Abbonato

Physical Therapist

Anthony Abbonato received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following this, he received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Anthony utilizes a hands-on approach with a variety of manual therapy techniques in his practice. He has taken coursework in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation which equips him to effectively train proper movement patterns following an injury. Anthony uses an individualized plan with all of his patients to make sure that they get back to the activities that are most important to them.

Anthony’s interest in human movement started when he began training in aerial arts such as trapeze and silks performance as an undergraduate student. When he isn’t defying gravity, you can find Anthony playing frisbee with his dog or enjoying a board game with friends.

Anthony was introduced to React during his final clinical rotation and joined the team where he knew he would be able to provide quality, one-on-one care to his patients.

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Lightning Round

A few of Anthony’s favorite things.


New York Style

Favorite Pizza

Rye Manhattan

Favorite Beverage

Ultimate Frisbee

Favorite Sport

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Favorite movie

Field Museum

Favorite museum


House of Leaves

Favorite book

Tim Urban: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator

Favorite TED Talk

Streetlight Manifesto

Favorite band

Strategy Board Games

Favorite pastime

I’ve had some bad luck with injuries. I had 12 holes in right knee, many doctors said I should stop playing basketball. David has been able to put me back together. I’m not worried if I get hurt because I know I can come see him and get back to 100%.

Paul Davis

I’ve been playing basketball overseas for three years and this last summer was the first time I came to see David consistently. After doing my therapy and all of the exercises David gave me on a regular basis, I had the best season percentage wise that I have ever had.

Jerome Randle

For the past 2-3 years I had been experiencing right leg pain, back pain, and a slew of other issues. A friend of mine referred me to React and I’m truly amazed by my progress. A few months later and I’m now 100% healed. If you have imbalances, flexibility issues, mobility issues, call React.

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Jordan T.

I am so indebted to React. For so long, having pain in my shoulder was so normal, I didn’t even think about it. The first time I woke up and walked around for hours before realizing I wasn’t in pain was amazing. I can’t thank them enough for their detailed, careful, and hard work to fix me up.

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Emily B.

I came here fresh off a major hip operation and knee repair. My body was completely unbalanced. I think since my time here, we’ve made huge strides I didn’t think were possible. My stability and strength is better than it’s been in probably 10 years. I think it has everything to do with David and the techniques he has used. I’ve never seen anything like it before.

Mike Magee