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
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Now Partnering with SportsBrain!

When you have a concussion, your symptoms include mental fogginess, impaired memory, inability to recall or remember words, and delayed reaction times. But through your recovery, how do you ever know if you are back to your “normal”?

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Concussion Testing

Parents, athletes, coaches and medical professionals are all talking about concussions. They have become a hot topic of conversation as we learn and understand more about the effects of concussion. One question surrounding this discussion—how do we determine the severity of concussion to decide appropriate treatment?

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Race Guide: March, April, May

Warmer weather is right around the corner! (It has to be, right?) We’ve provided a list of some of the marathons and fun runs happening locally to help get you motivated to get out again after this winter season.

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