John Kim

Physical Therapist and Clinic Director

John Kim received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He also spent time doing research at the University of Illinois-Chicago’s College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology.

John enjoys working with the orthopedic and sports population across all age ranges and prefers a whole body, hands-on manual approach using innovative techniques. He is certified in dry needling, TPI certified, and SFMA certified. He has also taken coursework in the Mulligan Mobilization with Movement Concept, and in Bloodflow Restriction Rehab.

John is a recipient of the 2016 JOSPT Excellence in Research Award for his contribution to a peer-reviewed paper published in the Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy.

His background in gymnastics and his practice of weightlifting, and circuit and interval training have helped give him insight into the goals and challenges of all his patients. His goal is to help all his patients, regardless of their level, to meet their full physical performance level through education and individual attention.

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A few of John’s favorite things.

Brothers BBQ

Favorite Restaurant

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Barnaby's

Favorite Pizza

Iced Black Coffee

Favorite Beverage

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Dick’s Sporting Goods

Favorite Store

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Spending time with friends

Favorite Pastime

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Volleyball

Favorite Sport

Chicago Bears

Favorite team

Lakefront Trail

Favorite place in Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry

Favorite museum

Emerson Park

Favorite park

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Freakonomics

Favorite book

Miracle in Cell No. 7

Favorite movie

Yoon Do Hyun Band

Favorite band

Autumn Outside the Post Office by Yoon Do Hyun

Favorite song

Starbucks App

Favorite app

Hyeonseo Lee: My Escape from North Korea

Favorite TED talk

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%.

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Paul Davis

I would say working with David helps you to learn about your body, not only in sports but in life. How to make taking care of your body part of your daily routine. I feel a lot faster and stronger since coming here. My body feels more balanced.

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Alshon Jeffrey

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.

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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.

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Mike Magee