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Running Academy

Learn to run faster, run longer, and without pain with our Certified Running Technique Specialists.
Video Analysis
Running Technique Training
Virtual Training
POSE Method for Runners

Physical Therapy

One-on-one sessions with your physical therapist to help you achieve your goals through personalized treatment sessions.
Graston Technique / ASTYM
Mobility / balance / strength
Functional Testing
Post-Operative Care

Women's Health

Personalized treatment sessions with your women’s health therapist to help you regain
independence and confidence.
Incontinence
Pelvic Pain
Pre and Post Partum
The Female Athlete

Head & Balance

Post-concussion and headache relief to get you feeling better, more confident, and ready to get back on the field.
Concussion recovery
Balance and Dizziness
Headaches
Vertigo Treatment

You deserve to be stronger.

Our concierge-style services will get you back to full strength with an emphasis on education and proper form. When you take control of your recovery, you get stronger faster! 

Is physical therapy right for me?

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A Personal Touch Matters!

Watch Emily's Story

Emily came to us wanting to be faster and pain-free! Watch her story, then schedule an appointment so you can get on the road to healthier, stronger running.
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Upcoming Events

Dude Stretching + Mobility

June 10 • 7:45AM

Dude!

Dude Stretching + Mobility is on!
This men's-only stretching and mobility series as a way for male athletes to recover tired muscles and mobilize hard-working joints. It's great for:
-runners who don't always take time to stretch after a long run
-golfers who feel a pull with their swing
-men who feel achy when they get out of bed in the morning
-any other guys who want to work on their joint mobility and muscular flexibility
-->Fridays at 7:45-8:45AM
--> $20 per class (drop in) or $100 for 6 classes
--> Max 15 participants per class
 
Reserve Your Mat!

McHenry County Santa Run for Kids

December 4 • 9:00AM

Save the date for the 11th annual Santa Run for Kids!

The McHenry County Santa Run - 5K & 1 mile walk is a family fun event to help raise money for our local kids in need.
All proceeds from this event go to the following fantastic agencies who do so much for the children in McHenry County: Girls on the Run NWIL, Main Stay Therapeutic Farm, CASA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Turning Point and the Kiwanis Club of Crystal Lake.
Please join us in supporting these important agencies. We are changing lives in a positive way.
Registration Info Coming Soon!

Crystal Lake Aquathon

August 7 • 7:30AM
We are happy to bring back the Crystal Lake Aquathon for the 5th year (can you believe it???)! This annual event will be returning to the ideal confines of Three Oaks Recreational Center in Crystal Lake, IL. As the only aquathon in the state of Illinois, this race will offer 3 timed options. All proceeds from the race benefit Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois!

Timed Races

- Sprint Distance (500m swim, 5k run)
- Olympic Distance (1 mile swim, 10k run)
- 2 Mile Swim

The swim portion takes place in a modified quarry (swim around 3 islands!), and the run is on a combination of trail, sand, and pavement. Wet suites will be allowed if it is below 78 degrees (decision to be made by City of Crystal Lake staff based on water temperature).

REGISTER HERE!
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May 10
6:00-7:00PM

Invisible Illness Support Group

You are not alone! Just because we can't see it, doesn't mean it's not there. Join Dana, a vestibular physical therapist from Smith Balance + Concussion Center, and Courtney Behrens, a  clinical social worker/therapist, for a bi-monthly Invisible Illness Support Group to meet with others who battle similar invisible illnesses.
There is no charge to attend, and family and support persons are welcome to join!

The upcoming meeting dates and topics are:

           May 10:  Treatment Options for Invisible Illnesses
July 12: Being Your Own Invisible Advocate (and our 1-year anniversary!)

NEW: We will be offering an opportunity to attend live via Google Meet!
Let us know you're joining. Call 815.893.9075 or email Dana at dana.tress@smithptplus.com to reserve your spot.
Join on Google Meet!
June 4
7:30-9:00AM

Summer Running Clinics - For High School and College Athletes

Be a smarter runner and hit those PRs!
Join us for a 4-class series designed for high school and college runners prepping for fall cross country. These sessions will build stronger runners, improve running form and technique, increase agility and speed, and teach the best recovery strategies to keep healthy throughout the entire season.
June 4: Running Technique & Form, Video Analysis
June 18: Agility and Speed for Distance Runners
July 9: Strength Training for Runners, Video Analysis
July 23: Running Hills and Recovery for Runners
Questions? Call 630.797.0327
Cost: $40 per class or $140 for all four classes
Location: Smith PT + Running Academy, St. Charles (731 N 17th Street #10, St. Charles, IL)
REGISTER HERE!
June 10
7:45AM

Dude Stretching + Mobility

Dude!

Dude Stretching + Mobility is on!
This men's-only stretching and mobility series as a way for male athletes to recover tired muscles and mobilize hard-working joints. It's great for:
-runners who don't always take time to stretch after a long run
-golfers who feel a pull with their swing
-men who feel achy when they get out of bed in the morning
-any other guys who want to work on their joint mobility and muscular flexibility
-->Fridays at 7:45-8:45AM
--> $20 per class (drop in) or $100 for 6 classes
--> Max 15 participants per class
 
Reserve Your Mat!
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