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School's out for summer! Now we are moving on to summer camps, sports practices, and tryouts. For the athletes out there, DPT will be running a sports program this summer that focuses on sport specific performance and injury prevention. Read below for more information.


For those of you who are looking to take advantage of the nice weather and start a running program, be sure to read the article below.


Remember, DPT is here to help. Please contact us if we can assist you or your loved ones with helpful hints, preventative care, or treatment. 




Aaron Kraai, PT, DPT

Doctors of Physical Therapy

Founder and CEO 



Thinking of getting started on a running program?


Tracy Camaj, PT, MPT, DPT, CSCS


Running is a great sport and cardiovascular activity.  It requires little equipment and cost and is convenient to do.   While it may seem simple to just slip on your shoes and go for a run, there are many things to consider before going out and doing so.


Did you know that the annual incidence of running injuries has been reported to range from 19% to 79%!  It is important to know what might predispose YOU to an injury.  You need get to know your body. What muscles are tight?  What muscles are weak?  Do I have any predispositions to injuries based on my body type?  What foot type do I have?  Footwear choices can be based on whether you have high or low arches.  Many individuals may not be aware of the answers to some of these questions.   A doctor of physical therapy is skilled at evaluating an individual and finding the answers to those questions.  We can perform an analysis of your bone structure, muscle strength and flexibility.  Based on our findings, we are able to provide runner with an individualized program, as well as giving tips on various running forms and styles.


Have you ever thought about doing some cross training?  It is important to incorporate cross training into your routine.  If you are only running, there are some muscles that you are using and some that are being neglected.  Eventually this can lead to breakdown of tissues, leaving you with tendonitis, IT band syndrome, or shin splints just to name a few.  Whether you are an experienced runner or just getting into it, let Doctors of Physical Therapy get you off to a good start and avoid any problems before they start.  


For more information or to schedule a free injury screening contact Dr. Camaj at (800) 974-4378 ext. 1382 or tcamaj@doctorsofphysicaltherapy.com.      





Injury Prevention

Performance Enhancement

Pre-Season Conditioning

Off-Season Recovery

Athlete Education


Regardless of gender, sport, or position, all athletes demonstrate common movement dysfunctions. Our goal is to assess and correct these inefficient movement patterns in order to enhance performance and decrease the incidence of injury. 


By the end of the program, our athletes will better understand their bodies' mechanics, which injuries they are naturally prone to, and how to avoid such injuries in order to have a healthy, successful career.


What to expect 

  • Comprehensive Movement Assessment performed by a doctorate level physical therapist
  • Training and education regarding posture, flexibility, mobility, stability, strength, power, endurance, agility, nutrition, hydration, and mindset
  • Customized programs for every athlete to utilize throughout their career

Program details 

  • The program consists of 8 1-hour sessions starting July 16th and running through August 8th.
  • Athletes will meet at the Naperville North clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30 PM for training.

Private sports training sessions are also available. For more information on either group or private training, please contact Meg Rossi, PT, DPT at 630.434.0271 ext. 1372 or mrossi@doctorsofphysicaltherapy.com.



Meet the Doctor of the Month

Dr. John K. Lee


Dr. Lee has been a part of DuPage Medical Group since moving with his family of six to Naperville in 2009. He has been board certified in both Internal Medicine (for adults) and Pediatrics (for kids) since 2005, when he completed his residency and medical training with honors at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Before following the call of medicine, Dr. Lee earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He constantly seeks a deeper understanding of how the body works and especially enjoys helping his patients share that same understanding. His goal is to help his patients of all ages recover from illness and injury to live healthy and productive lives. 

Dr. Lee thoroughly enjoys his work and treasures his time with his family. He stays healthy by boxing, practicing yoga (his wife being his favorite instructor), and trying to keep up with his four vibrant children.


Dr. Lee practices in Naperville at 1220 Hobson Road, Suite 204.

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. Please share it with family and friends. 


Call 800-974-4378 and schedule a free injury screening today.



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2547 Plainfield/Naperville Rd.

Naperville, Illinois 60564 


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