Services

Our Services

At Active Spine and Sport we focus on the individual and your specific needs from our services. We have several forms of therapies at our disposal to assist you and determine the best possible treatment. Our goal is to assist your return to a fully functional state with increased health and performance.

ART: Active Release Techniques

ART: Active Release Techniques

ART is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Chiropractors are typically known for the technique of spinal manipulation, however, there is much more to the art and science of chiropractic than ‘cracking’ joints.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practiced in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

The use of therapeutic exercises in paramount in treating any muscle, joint, ligament or tendon problem.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a useful addition to standard physical therapy for the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome, joint and muscle pain. Dry needling is also known as intramuscular stimulation. Acupuncture and dry needling techniques are similar, but their rationale and use in treatment are different.

Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Selective Functional Movement Assessment

The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms.

Electric Muscle Stimulation

Electric Muscle Stimulation

A form of electrical current that is used at the site of injury, especially muscles. EMS helps to reduce pain, reduce swelling and speeds the healing process.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

A form of sound waves that we can not hear but is able to penetrate into different tissues at different rates.

Video Gait Analysis

Video Gait Analysis

When we hear from patients that whatever pain they are suffering from goes away with rest or treatment, but then comes back when they return to running, indicating that they are running in a way that is putting too much strain on the spot that keeps hurting, videotape them running and figure it out. No amount of ART, massage, cold laser, injections or foam rolling will help it if the underlying biomechanics aren’t addressed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to our most frequently asked questions

Dry Needling is performed by Western Medical Practitioners using Acupuncture-type needles to treat the musculoskeletal and nervous systems based on modern neuroanatomy science. Acupuncture falls within the scope of traditional Chinese medicine. It would be incorrect to refer to a practitioner of Dry Needling as an “Acupuncturist” since Dry Needling practitioners do not use traditional meridians (meridians are based on a 2000 year old dogma).

Just call us up and make an appointment, mention that you are interested in Run Gait Analysis.

The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms.

Testimonials

  • 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
  • To Dr. Maggs, Thank you for taking care of me. You are awesome. Run to win.

    Meb Keflezighi

    Professional Runner
  • 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.

    Christie Sym

    Pro Triathlete
  • Just tried a run! Medial quad better, thanks to active release from Dr.Maggs! Maggs helping Mags worked so far!

    Magali Tisseyre

    Profession Triathlete
  • @j_hirsch: kevin maggs is amazing “‏@frayed_laces: Having an awesome live online run form analysis session by http://runningreform.com/ at run camp tonight!”

    John Hirsch

    Pro Triathlete
  • Without Running Reform and Dr. Maggs exceptional care I would have been unable to fulfill my dream of running in the Marine Corps Marathon.

    Chris Binkowski

    Recreational Runner
  • Dr. Maggs performed my gait analysis last year. I have both recordings along with the detailed notes I wrote down after getting home. His analysis helped me through a rough stretch where both Achilles tendons were "shredded" and I couldn't run. Recording the gait analysis was simple: warm up, film from two angles resulting in 4 different profile shots. His observations were "spot on" and he found tiny corrections about my running mechanics that others were unable to find. The corrections continue to help me avoid injury on every run. The quality of Dr. Maggs' work is top notch and I continue to recommend Dr. Maggs to other runners today.

    Stu Altenhaus

    Runner
  • When I went to see Dr. Maggs, my ITB was out of whack and my hips hurt... as an ultramarathoner I run countless miles on endless trails, alot of which are big mountains with crushing downhills that quickly take a toll on the body.  Dr. Maggs videotaped me on premise, worked some ART magic and after several visits I felt like a reborn trail runner.  The trick however was getting to the source of the problem, which in my case was biomechanics.  I had a lack of symmetry or a strength imbalance which Dr. Maggs was able to quickly identify through videotaping and prescribing a number of strengthening drills and exercises that hit the problem or weak areas. I just finished my 3rd 100 mile trail race this past June in San Diego and look to tackle the Hellgate 100K this December! Thanks Dr. Maggs! Cheers, Scott Crabb http://athletic-equation.com/

    Scott Crabb

    ultramarathoner
  • I spent weeks trying to take advice from coaches, my school's physical trainer, and the internet about how to fix my shin splints, with no success. Dr. Maggs at Running Reform was the only one who actually seemed to know what he was talking about. He analyzed my running, and was able to tell me numerous mistakes I had in my running form that could be causing my shin splints, and gave me a plan for different exercises I should do to correct those problems. I took his advice, and now I'm finally injury free!

    Michael Squires

    X-country and track runner for Stonewall Jackson High
  • Thanks to Dr Maggs for helping me better understand the finer points of good running form, as well as identifying specific areas for me to improve on (such as a more efficient cadence, and strengthening my hip flexor muscles). While my knee issue may ultimately require a medical solution, I feel that my time spent in his care was very beneficial. I recommend that anyone looking to improve their running form, should visit Dr Maggs.

    Mike Ruber

    Runner