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March 2017
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March

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

The title of this blog post is fake news....

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March 2016
22

March

Does Left to Right Asymmetry play a role in Running Injuries?

Runners certainly suffer their fair share of injuries.  Diagnosing...

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February 2016
22

February

Can Strength Training Reduce the Risk of Running Injuries?

Better running economy (think fuel economy in a car)...

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February

Dr. Kevin interviewed on The Fat Black Podcast

I was recently approached by Kristian Manietta and Peter...

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September 2015
08

September

Featured in the British Journal of Sports Medicine Blog

Staying current on healthcare research is no easy task:...

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March 2015
10

March

Most Effective Exercises for Low Back Pain

This question came to us via Facebook. The response...

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February 2015
03

February

Tendon Compression and Pain

Tendon pain is not as straight forward as Dr....

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November 2014
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November

Forefoot vs. Rearfoot Strike Debate

This post is just a few brief thoughts on...

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September 2014
30

September

Stretching. The ___ the Bad and the Ugly (Where is the Good?)

It’s much easier to present evidence to someone who...

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July 2014
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July

Managing Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy (pain or pathology of a tendon) is a...

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July

Another Kick in the Pants for Kinesio Tape

For those who don’t know, Kinesio Tape is the...

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April 2014
13

April

Polarized Training and Injury Prevention

Training methods for a triathlon or longer running events...

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April

More on Shoe Selection – ACSM position

“But Dr. Maggs, I have to wear “X” shoes...

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December 2013
14

December

Chronic pain, the Brain, Sadomaochism and Athletics

If you put your foot in a fire, you...

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14

December

The High Price of Physical Inactivity

“There is a pestilence upon this land” – Roger...

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13

December

Shin Splints – What You Need to Know

Shin splints (technically called “Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, or...

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October 2013
22

October

Is This Shoe Good For Me?

Imagine you’re back in high school chemistry. You take...

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17

October

Clinicians Guide to Ankle Dorsiflexion

Imagine running, squatting or going downstairs in a ski...

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17

October

Non-Clinician's Guide to Ankle Dorsiflexion

This blog post is regarding limited ankle dorsiflexion –...

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August 2013
20

August

The Great Shoe Pendulum

Part I – Minimalist Shoes Get a Thick Skin...

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August

Does Running Ruin Your Knees?

Most of the group of guys that I tend...

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June 2013
20

June

Examining a New Study: Pronation Not Linked to Injuries

“So doc, what kind of running shoe should I...

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20

June

Retul: 3D Motion Capture Bike Fitting

Your bike should fit you like a glove, and...

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May 2013
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May

Painkillers – Running the Risks

Nobody ever said running a marathon was easy or...

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April 2013
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April

The Unintended Consequences of Limiting Pronation

Lately we have seen an increase in the amount...

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23

April

Pulling the Stretchy Tape Over Your Eyes

Working in my own office provides a sheltered, controlled...

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09

April

Break Down of Energetic Cost for Each Component of Running

About a month ago at the Running Medicine Conference...

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05

April

Femoral Anteversion, Craigs Test and Poor Advice

The intent of this article is to shed some...

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March 2013
20

March

Pain Leads to Dysfunctional Movement and Vice Versa

“You can’t put fitness on dysfunction.” – Physical Therapist,...

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March

Flattered:1st Specialized Running Clinic in USA

Active Spine and Sport has been chosen as the...

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February 2013
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February

Sobering Video and Report

This past weekend I was attending a Faulty Movement...

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11

February

The Definitive Guide to Pronation – Patient Version

Pronation. It has been the foundation for prescribing and...

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January 2013
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January

Hamstring Strains and Pelvic Positioning During Running

I have seen a string of hamstrings pains in...

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December 2012
20

December

Forward Lean, Knee Pain & Lever Arms (and a bit of cynicism at the end)

If you’ve ever read some of my other blog...

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02

December

Stability from the Ground up

The inability to control the stability of the foot...

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November 2012
12

November

The "One Leg is Shorter" Excuse

Before reading this, realize it’s lengthy and somewhat detailed....

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September 2012
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September

Train Slow to Race Fast?

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August 2012
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August

Why Gait Analysis is So Important

Finding the Cause of Running Injuries – Why Gait...

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May 2012
20

May

Mitigating Declines in Fitness While Injured

So, the last newsletter wasn’t well received.   I have...

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20

May

Heart rate variablility

OK folks, this is a long one, so get...

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20

May

Super Stiffness

Last weekend was spent at the “Running Medicine” Conference...

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20

May

More on posture

Greeting! With the risk of you all saying “Oh...

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February 2012
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February

Posture, Posture, Posture

At the peril of being very tedious and detailed,...

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January 2012
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January

Dynamic WarmupKenyans Training

Greetings! There are two articles of interest in this...

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December 2011
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December

ABCD's of Running

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September 2011
29

September

Running with Gumby – Stretching Before Running

For years, women were told to take long-term post-menopausal...

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August 2011
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August

Janda Short Foot Exercise

Greetings! This is a follow up to the last...

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21

August

Strengthen Your Feet with Less Shoe?

If you missed the barefoot/minimalist presentation at The Running...

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July 2011
12

July

Incorporating Barefoot Running

There is a significant movement in the running community...

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12

July

Prevention or Medication?

A special thanks to Pete Larson over at www.runblogger.com...

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May 2011
03

May

Lift heavy weights to improve your endurance.

If reading detailed research isn’t your cup of tea,...

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03

May

Feature in the Washington Post

It’s not every day your office is the feature...

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April 2011
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April

Beet Juice Better Than Aero Wheels?

Ergogenic aids come and go and what is usually...

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March 2011
20

March

Cadence and Joint Loading

For the purposes of this post, we are referring...

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02

March

Alter-G

So…we took a leap of faith and got ourselves...

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February 2011
20

February

barefoot/minimalistic running

Greetings! Yes, I know these newsletters have been sparse...

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January 2011
18

January

Reducing Inflammation: A catch 22?

RICE – Rest Ice Compression and Elevation. It’s the...

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01

January

Tidbit#1: Sitting will kill you! OK, maybe the title...

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November 2010
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November

Hip weakness and knee pain

Greetings! So I was treating a novice female bodybuilder...

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October 2010
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October

Which is the harder workout: Elliptical or Treadmill?

The motivation for this edition’s topic was originally for...

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September 2010
29

September

Tackling the Hills

How do you run hills – go hard to...

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August 2010
16

August

Heart efficiency relates to brain aging

A new study in the August 2 2010 Journal...

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04

August

For those about to Cramp…

Training in the heat this summer has taken a...

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June 2010
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June

10 Changes that Shook the Running World (past decade)

Steve Boyd is a three-time Canadian champion on the...

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June

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

Ask 10 different endurance athletes if strength training is...

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April 2010
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April

STOP overuse sports injuries in kids

The newly launched STOP sports injuries program has taken...

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05

April

Good article on the too much ab work and back pain

This article appeared in the New York Times in...

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March 2010
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March

Dr. Kevin invited as speaker at National Marathon

On March 19th, Dr. Kevin was invited to be...

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February 2010
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February

Post run leg workout and Athena routine

I’ve always been a fan of coach Jay Johnson’s...

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January 2010
01

January

Is running bad for your knees?

It’s strange how many people believe and then perpetuate...

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February 2009
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February

Videos now online

Enjoy a few of our online videos to help...

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September 2008
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September

New Website Goes LIVE!

Hope you enjoy our new website. If you have...

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