Get to Know Active Spine and Sport

Meet the Doctors

When we opened our doors over 18 years ago, we had a goal of treating patients with respect and fairness. In return, our original Arlington practice grew and we later expanded our practice to include a Gainesville office. In 2011, we sold our Arlington office and moved full time to Gainesville. 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 (Dr. Kevin teaches Active Release Techniques throughout the USA and Canada) and our expertise in performing thorough gait and sport specific biomechanical evaluations (Dr. Kristine is certified as “Level III Medical” by Titleist Performance Institute – the highest certification possible) 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 runners and track athletes, ultramarathoners and also a very large number of beginning runners and marathoners.

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Dr. Kevin Maggs, D.C.

Dr. 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 and has been in practice for 18 years in Virginia. He maintains the website Running Reform. Dr. Maggs is a group lead instructor for Active Release Techniques (ART)

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Dr. Kristine Maggs, D.C.

Dr. Maggs is a provider and owner of Active Spine and Sport. She attended the University of Western Ontario for Kinesiology and then went on to National College of Chiropractic in Chicago where she graduated in 1995 and has been in practice for 18 years in Virginia.
Dr. Maggs is “Level III Medical” certified by Titleist Performance Institute and certified in the SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment).

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In addition, our experience in soft tissue treatments have led us to being ART providers to the athletes of the REV3 triathlon series, Ironman triathlons, the Suntrust National Marathon, Cherry Blossom 10 miler, GW Parkway Classic and other events. We have been selected to treat the elite professionals at all REV3 triathlons, the elite runners of the Armed Forces at the Marine Corps Marathon, the ITU World Championships and the pro golfers at the US Open. Our chiropractors are avid runners and have completed many marathons, half Ironman distance triathlons and full Ironman distance triathlons. Please see “staff” to the right for more details. 8th Law of Running injuries: Never accept as final the advice of a non-runner.” Tim Noakes, Running Injuries, 2003, pg 70

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One of the most important factors in treating runners is an evaluation of the gait. Whether you use ART, ultrasound, cold laser, rehabilitation or deep tissue massage to treat your running injury, without knowing the root cause of the running problem, you will likely end up injured again. In our offices, we provide a video gait analysis: We videotape the patient running or doing the sport that they are involved in, put the video on a computer and use our software to slow the motion down to properly evaluate the gait or sport. We have been doing this for years and it has proved invaluable. In a great percentage of cases, the problem is remote from where the pain is. Once again, only accept the advice of your provider if they have received a certification in biomechanics/gait analysis.