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.

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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

You’ve been diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear. Now what? Is surgery your best bet for a full recovery? New research suggests not...

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Preventing Knee Meniscus Surgery

A 2013 study found physical therapy was a reasonable choice to avoid meniscus surgery to the knee. The study found that when a patient participated in therapy and continued with strengthening exercises, they were successfully able to avoid surgery. The meniscus acts as a cushion between the lower leg bone (tibia) and the thigh bone (femur).

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Return To Learn

Following concussion, it is essential to allow the brain to heal. This involves physical as well as mental (cognitive) rest. It is not uncommon for children to have to miss school or modify school activity until their concussion symptoms subside...

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