Every session is one-on-one with a physical therapist focused on helping you recover from your injury and manage your pain.
Understand that technique matters. Address the habits holding you back from running faster, farther, and without pain.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
From the Blog
Monday, May 28, 2018
Denise Smith was very excited to be interviewed on Ten Junk Miles, a podcast dedicated to runners to talk about the fun/crazy/different/controversial sides of this great sport.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
This spring we were lucky to have an intern from Prairie Ridge High School, Jena Berkland. This rock star student spent 5 weeks learning about physical therapy with a special focus on running-related injuries and concussion prevention. Jena is headed to Concordia University in St. Paul, MN where she is playing soccer and hopes to attend physical therapy school after completing her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. Read below to learn what Jena experienced in her time with Dana and Denise: