Tips & Techniques to Get You Back to Full Strength

Frequently Asked Questions by the Triathlete

Abby Schenk • May 8, 2020

We often get asked questions regarding injuries, running routines, mobility routines, technique and prevention for the triathlete and running athlete.  During this time, many people...

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Nutrition over Diet

Ashley Dougvillo • May 8, 2020

Diet is a common word thrown around these days but what about just using the word “nutrition.”  Are we truly ingesting nutritious foods?  It is...

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Understanding Eating for Performance for Runners

Denise Smith • May 1, 2020

We are grateful to our friend Rachael Costello from Fox Valley Nutrition Counseling for sharing her knowledge on helping us understand the difference between calories,...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and the Runner

Denise Smith • April 23, 2020

We have a special addition from our friend, Christen Louderman, PT. Christen is the director of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at McHenry County College. ...

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Smith Balance and Concussion Center

Dana Tress • April 1, 2020

What is Smith Balance + Concussion Center?? One of the goals of Smith Physical Therapy is to offer the highest quality, concierge physical therapy services...

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Is a Virtual Visit Right for You?

Denise Smith • March 31, 2020

I hate the coronavirus. I hate it for so many reasons: people are dying, businesses are closed, kids aren't in school, people are being laid...

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What is Women's Health Physical Therapy?

Ashley Dougvillo • March 30, 2020

Us women are special creatures. . . for many many reasons! But one of the most unique things about us is how our body is...

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What Does Performance Training Look Like at Smith?

Abby Schenk • March 27, 2020

Our clinicians are certified sports specific movement screening specialist.  Our focus is on return to higher level performance whether it is lifting, running, or throwing. ...

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What Is a Vestibular Evaluation?

Dana Tress • March 23, 2020

Any physical therapy evaluation will follow a similar format. We will get information from you about the problem for which you are seeking treatment along...

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Fuel Your Run: Part 1- Build a Strong Foundation

Denise Smith • March 12, 2020

Hear from our friend, Rachael Costello, registered dietitian and nutritionist, on how food can be used to fuel your run.  She will be doing a...

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Do you have back pain? Check out one of our tools to help out at home!

Abby Schenk • March 10, 2020

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a common dysfunction associated with low back pain.  Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is improper movement of the joints at the bottom of...

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