Meet Leah


Leah Friedland is an athletic trainer with NovaCare Rehabilitation and York Community High School. This is her second summer as the coordinator for physical therapy support for the Chicago Area Runner’s Association (CARA) and ERC. You may have met her or spoke to her last year during marathon season. She is a CARA and ERC member and proudly has two half marathons under her belt!

Leah is our expert on all sports medicine and running questions. If you have any questions about aches, pains or injuries you can reach out to the injury hotline and we will answer you within 24 hours. You don’t need to be injured to call! You can reach us at 1-866-TRY-NOVA (1-866- 879-6682) or email

NovaCare is located at 275 N York Rd across from Panera and two doors down from Hamburger Heaven. They work with many runners and athletes of all ages and skills. They also accept most major insurance plans. Call today for a complimentary injury screen: 630-279-4852!



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