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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.
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
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! 

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News, Tips & Upcoming Events

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If you are a runner or any kind of performance athletes you know that minor injuries, tendinitis, and strains may occur.  Often you can rest...

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February 24
1:15 PM

Ask Me Anything...Running

Now's your chance!
Bring your questions on all things RUNNING for our first ASK ME ANYTHING Facebook Live Event.
Abby, Physical Therapist and Running Technique Specialist, will be answering all questions running - from injury prevention to speed and performance. Questions can be submitted ahead of time or during the live event.
Put your best foot forward!
Get ready for warmer weather, spring running and race season. Join us!
March 1

Movin' Moms - Couch to 5K Training & Virtual 5K

While everyone else is standing still, let's move!

Join our Movin' Moms Couch to 5K and get back on your feet in 2021. This 10-week training program will get you ready to run a 5K (3.1 miles) by Mother's Day weekend. All events will be virtual to keep participants safe and fit in your busy schedule. We want to make it simple, rewarding and FUN to train for and complete a 5K.

Specially designed for moms, this training program includes:

*two 8-week 5K training plans for differing fitness levels (walk-to-run beginner plan, running for speed intermediate plan)

*ten weeks of strength training exercises written by a certified personal trainer to compliment your running (and walking) miles

*three guest speakers to incorporate mental health, performance, flexibility and nutrition

*awesome swag including a Movin' Moms medal and a stainless steel wine tumbler

*virtual 5K over Mother's Day weekend

*mini running analysis from a running technique specialist


Important Dates:

Registration Begins: February 1

Program Begins: March 1

Running Training Begins: Week of March 14

Race Packet/Swag Pickup: Week of April 25 and May 3 (pickup from Smith PT in Kenosha, Crystal Lake or St. Charles)

Virtual 5K Race: May 8-9



Early-bird pricing available February 1-7.


March 1

Run for Our Lives Virtual Run


In 2019, firefighter Ryan Mains ran 130 km to honor the 130 firefighters that died by suicide that year. 130 runners also virtually trained with him, running 130 km over 4 months and documenting their progress, goals, and feelings. This year, we are hoping to double the amount of runners participating virtually to help decrease the number of deaths by suicide of our local heroes. In the year 2020, 115 firefighters died by suicide. This year, runners will virtually complete 115 km to honor each hero. Ryan will be completing the same distance in one day: May 22.

Beginning March 1, runners will track their weekly distance on RaceRoster. They will then receive a race t-shirt and a completion medal for their hard work. Along the way, racers will be able to join a private Facebook group where training tips and motivational stories will be shared, hear updates from Ryan, and the Run For Our Lives community can come together. You will also be able to connect with the race directors, Dana and Denise, from Smith Physical Therapy + Running Academy.

Race registration fees will be donated to Illinois Firefighter Peer Support - the organization that helped Ryan recover from PTSD.

We are also looking for volunteers to help Ryan on his run day of May 22. He is looking for drivers, pacers, and aid station managers. Please see the volunteer tab on the Race Roster registration site to sign up for one of the open positions and their job duties.