Some Quick Thoughts on Taping for Patellofemoral Pain

As clinicians, we all want to help people.  It feels good to help people. We do what we can to accomplish that goal. Patellofemoral Pain Syndroms (PFPS) is known as “runner’s knee”.  Knee pain is by f …

Categories: Injury prevention Injury Treatment News
May 22, 2017
Written by: Kevin Maggs

“No, I don’t run. It’s bad for the knees”

The title of this blog post is fake news.  Very fake news.  Nobody loves to run more than I do and by the time you have read this, you’re going to love running too.  You’re going to get tired of how m …

Categories: Injury prevention News
March 1, 2017
Written by: Kevin Maggs

Can Strength Training Reduce the Risk of Running Injuries?

Better running economy (think fuel economy in a car) has gained a lot of attention over the past decade as a good predictor of performance in runners (1).  It is well known that concurrent strength tr …

Categories: Injury prevention injury prevention running strength
February 22, 2016
Written by: Kevin Maggs

Dr. Kevin interviewed on The Fat Black Podcast

I was recently approached by Kristian Manietta and Peter Lever – owners and hosts of and the Fat Black Podcast.  They had seen my video online regarding Prescribing Running Shoes and r …

Categories: News biomechanics Maggs podcast running shoes triathlon trispecific
February 16, 2016
Written by: Kevin Maggs

Most Effective Exercises for Low Back Pain

This question came to us via Facebook. The response is a bit too long for FB, so here is the response… “Beyond developing a strong core, which exercises are most effective for strengthening an injury- …

Categories: News
March 10, 2015
Written by: Kevin Maggs

Tendon Compression and Pain

Tendon pain is not as straight forward as Dr. Google tries to make it.  While I understand most bloggers, friends and relatives have degrees from the Google School of Medicine, more often than not, we …

Categories: News
February 3, 2015
Written by: Kevin Maggs

Forefoot vs. Rearfoot Strike Debate

This post is just a few brief thoughts on a very complicated topic. I understand it’s not very sexy to make a post saying, “it depends”, but this is not a black and white issue. Those people that have …

Categories: News
November 9, 2014
Written by: Kevin Maggs


What our clients have to say

  • “Dr. Maggs, I wish I had you to take a look at my running form when I first began running; it would have saved me from a lot of problems over the years.”

    Jeff Horowitz / Author

  • “Dr. Maggs, Thanks for all your help. Without your support and great work, I wouldn’t make it to the start line.”

    Robbie Wade / Pro Triathlete

  • “Just wanted to say thanks for your help with my sore feet, they’re feeling great and I can now walk around with no pain, just a little tightness in the morning which is a huge improvement.”

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Who We Are

When we opened Active Spine and Sport over 18 years ago, we had a goal of treating patients with respect and fairness. We specialize in treating runners and various athletes. We are in a unique position of being very well equipped in this area due to our experience of being runners ourselves, our skills in soft tissue treatment techniques and our expertise in performing thorough gait and sport specific biomechanical evaluations. Dr. Kevin Maggs is a provider and owner of Active Spine and Sport. He attended the University of Waterloo in Canada for Kinesiology and then went on to National College of Chiropractic in Chicago where he graduated in 1995.

What We Do

Over the years, we have established a reputation that has brought many runners in for care, including world class professional runners, many Ironman athletes, top collegiate runners, high school cross country runners2runners and track athletes, ultramarathoners and also a very large number of beginning runners and marathoners. We perform: Chiropractic manipulation, Active release Techniques, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Acupuncture, Rehabilitation Exercises, Video Gait Analysis, Dry Needling, Electric muscle stimulation/Interferential and Ultrasound

Why Listen To Us

Dr. Kevin Maggs is a group lead instructor for Active Release Techniques (ART). As such, he teaches ART to physical therapists and chiropractors in the USA and Canada. He is an avid runner and has completed 9 marathons and 3 full Ironman triathlons. A large portion of his practice is devoted to runners and athletes. Dr. Maggs has spoken at different venues about the biomechanics of running and gait analysis, including various running specialty stores, as a guest lecturer on running biomechanics at the Exercise Science Department at GWU and the Suntrust National marathon. In addition, Dr. Kristine Maggs is certified as “Level III Medical” by Titleist Performance Institute – the highest certification possible.


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