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John Kim

Physical Therapist and Clinic Manager

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. He is certified in dry needling, has taken coursework in the Mulligan Concept, and has taken coursework in Bloodflow Restriction Rehab.

John is a recipient of the 2016 JOSPT Excellence in Research Award for his contribution in 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 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.

Lightning Round

A few of John’s favorite things.

 Brothers BBQ
Brothers BBQ

Favorite Restaurant

Hawaiian
Hawaiian

Favorite Pizza

Kentucky Mule
Kentucky Mule

Favorite Beverage

Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods

Favorite Store

Spending Time With Friends
Spending time with friends

Favorite Pastime

Volleyball
Volleyball

Favorite Sport

Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears

Favorite team

 Lakefront Trail
Lakefront Trail

Favorite place in Chicago

Museum Of Science And Industry
Museum of Science and Industry

Favorite museum

Emerson Park
Emerson Park

Favorite park

Freakonomics
Freakonomics

Favorite book

Miracle In Cell No. 7
Miracle in Cell No. 7

Favorite movie

Yoon Do Hyun Band
Yoon Do Hyun Band

Favorite band

Right Now: Perfect By Ed Sheeren
Right now: Perfect by Ed Sheeren

Favorite song

Starbucks App
Starbucks App

Favorite app

Hyeonseo Lee: My Escape From North Korea
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%.

Paul Davis
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.

Alshon Jeffrey
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.

Jerome Randle
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.

Jordan T.
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.

Emily B
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
Mike Magee
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