Concierge Therapy

Every session is one-on-one with a physical therapist focused on helping you recover from your injury and manage your pain.

Prepare to Train

Understand that technique matters. Address the habits holding you back from running faster, farther, and without pain.

Prevent Injuries

Knowledge is power. Pain is not. Learn how proactive maintenance will ensure you don't get hurt.

Return to Play

After a concussion or injury, we'll make sure you or your child is fully ready to return to your sport.


Customize Your Care

You and your therapist determine your treatment progrm, without the restrictions of your insurance company. Sessions are one-on-one without the use of rehabilitation aides. Our unique approach to therapy breaks the mold to allow for a personalized approach resulting in faster recovery times.

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Progress Your Performance

Bringing education on the skill of running to McHenry, Cook, and Lake Counties. Smith Running Academy helps runners in and around Chicago to learn proper form and help your running technique. Through video analysis, drill instruction, and strengthening and flexibility training, our Certified Running Technique Specialists educate you on how to train safely—without pain or fear of injury.

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From the Blog
Monday, August 21, 2017

Kids Get Headaches Too

Do you ever hear your child complain that their head hurts? Once we rule out that they are not sick, we often dismiss a child’s headache as them being tired or even hungry. The truth is, children deal with the same types of headaches as adults...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Concussions: Are Boys & Girls Equal?

When we compare girls and boys in the same sport, did you know that girls suffer from a higher rate of concussion than the boys do? Not only that, but females report more symptoms that take longer to recover than males. The severity of their symptoms is reportedly worse as well...

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Rapid Reboot Now Available!

Reduce the time it takes you to recover and get back to training! Rapid Reboot compression technology speeds up your body's natural healing processes by enhancing blood flow to your muscles, alleviating stiffness and soreness, decreasing chances of swelling, and increasing joint mobility and flexibility.

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