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About John Kim

John Kim received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology and his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago. 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. John's background in gymnastics and his practice of weightlifting, and circuit and interval training have helped give him insight into the goals and challenges of his patients. John was introduced to React Physical Therapy while completing his final clinical rotation at UIC. He decided to join the React team to accomplish his goal of helping all his patients meet their full physical performance level through education and individual attention.‚Äč

Benefits of the Deadlift

October 11, 2017 8:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Additionally, since this exercise emphasizes the posterior chain (the muscles on the backside of our body), it can help improve your posture and offset the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting.

Blood Flow Restricted Rehabilitation

August 23, 2017 9:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There have been multiple studies that show the combination of blood flow occlusion and low level exercises (think bodyweight exercises) can induce strength and hypertrophy, similar to someone lifting heavy weights most days of the week.


Upper and Lower Crossed Syndrome

November 24, 2016 12:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This bad positioning of the pelvis adds a lot of stress to the low back and makes it difficult to stabilize the core. If your core is unstable, this can lead to a host of musculoskeletal injuries.

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Kinetic Chain

September 11, 2016 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So what does the concept of the kinetic chain have to do with your health and understanding of musculoskeletal injuries? Simply put, this concept helps inform us that joints in the body can cause dysfunction elsewhere in the body.

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Metatarsalgia Blog

March 3, 2016 11:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Metatarsalgia is pain and inflammation at the ball of the foot. The pain may increase with during weight-bearing activities such as standing, walking, and running.