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by Dr. Kevin Maggs at Active Spine and Sport

Do You Need Inspiration today?
April 8, 2018
Written by: Kevin Maggs

We often have excuses for not getting some exercise in every day.  If you’ve ever needed a kick in the butt to get you out the door, maybe these stories will inspire you (or shame you into getting som …

Some Quick Thoughts on Taping for Patellofemoral Pain
May 22, 2017
Written by: Kevin Maggs

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 …

“No, I don’t run. It’s bad for the knees”
March 1, 2017
Written by: Kevin Maggs

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 …

Does Left to Right Asymmetry play a role in Running Injuries?
March 22, 2016
Written by: Kevin Maggs

Runners certainly suffer their fair share of injuries.  Diagnosing and treating running injuries is one thing, but most runners would like to know why they’re injured.  One question that often surface …

Can Strength Training Reduce the Risk of Running Injuries?
February 22, 2016
Written by: Kevin Maggs

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 …

Dr. Kevin interviewed on The Fat Black Podcast
February 16, 2016
Written by: Kevin Maggs

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 …

Featured in the British Journal of Sports Medicine Blog
September 8, 2015
Written by: Kevin Maggs

Staying current on healthcare research is no easy task: 1)  There are many hours of reading that go into it. 2)  Summarizing all the evidence is also difficult. 3)  Explaining it to patients in a mann …

Most Effective Exercises for Low Back Pain
March 10, 2015
Written by: Kevin Maggs

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- …

Tendon Compression and Pain
February 3, 2015
Written by: Kevin Maggs

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 …

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