Johanna Diamond

Physical Therapist

Jo Diamond (Dibuz) received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

She enjoys running, previously competing in track and field and cross country, and now participating in events such as 10Ks, half-marathons, the Chicago Marathon, Tough Mudder, and other races for recreation.

Jo is also an ACSM-certified personal trainer and uses these skills in her physical therapy practice to optimize patients’ movement after addressing impairments and imbalances through thorough manual therapy.

Jo is dedicated to making lasting changes to the body which will not only rehabilitate injuries but prevent future injury in order to maximize each patient’s potential, whether this means being in top shape for athletic performance or simply living pain-free.

Jo is certified in Dry Needling and has taken coursework in the McKenzie method, Mulligan Mobilizations with Movement, and more, in order to continuously improve her ability to best help her patients.

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A few of Jo’s favorite things.

Anything Latin or Mexican

Favorite Restaurant


Sausage with peppers and onions

Favorite pizza


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Travel, being outside, exploring new places

Favorite Pastime

Track and field

Favorite sport

Chicago Cubs

Favorite Team

The lakefront trail

Favorite place in Chicago

Greek islands

Favorite vacation spot


Favorite show

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