Brett Kowalczyk

Physical Therapist

Brett Kowalczyk (he/him) obtained a B.S. in Neuroscience at Saint Louis University before obtaining his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Iowa. It is his hope that through treating with passion, respect, creativity, and vigor; his patients will feel empowered to reach their own goals–whether it be in everyday life, sport, or wellness.

Growing up in Peru, IL he was constantly surrounded by sports thanks to his two older brothers who never missed the chance to compete (defeat) their little brother. This consistent competition led him to becoming a Division I thrower at SLU. Experiences in sports have guided his passions for teamwork, fitness, communication, and striving to succeed. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and loves to assist individuals in reaching their fitness goals.

When not at work, you can find Brett staying active at the gym, trying out new baking recipes (to share), or pursuing his creative side-gig as an artist.


Lightning Round

A few of Brett’s favorite things.

Tennis or Track & Field

Favorite sport to watch

Tennis, Pickleball, or Volleyball

Favorite sport to play

Iowa Hawkeyes

Favorite team

Art Institute of Chicago

Favorite museum


Asheville, NC

Favorite vacation spot

Acrylic Painting or going for a walk

Favorite pastime


A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley or Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Favorite book

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - Tears for Fears

Favorite song



Favorite artist


Favorite app

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