Dr. Tim Maggs, DC
Tim Maggs, DC



The clinical landscape is always changing. Not long ago office management companies were promoting high volume (quantity) practice styles with the emphasis on insurance billing procedures and now you begin to hear the same groups promoting the focus for more cash services due to the change in the insurance care landscape. Practitioners that have been living the "Strength & Fitness Lifestyle" have always had a high percentage of cash services and active patients that want quality care to enhance their lifestyle demands.                    


This month we interviewed Tim Maggs D.C.who is a long time practitioner within the fitness industry, to learn about his successful methods that can apply to all of us. Dr Maggs is a graduate of National College in Lombard, Illinois December, 1978 and is just beginning his 36th year of practice.


Please take a few minutes and read the interview below and look for future newsletters that will give you clinical pearls into the wisdom of the strength and conditioning world. Share these newsletters with anyone that you feel may benefit!

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Dr. Jerome Rerucha
Erchonia Clinical Support

Interview with Tim Maggs, DC


S&F: What made you choose your particular type of practice?

TM: My practice is merely an extension of what I love to do. We do biomechanical exams, find the biomechanical faults, and spend all our time rehabbing and treating the patient to produce a more aligned, balanced, mobile, and flexible person. We also provide the highest quality care for the acutely injured athlete. We use cold laser therapy, kinesiotaping, nutrition, chiropractic adjustments and superior injury management.


S&F: Tell us more about your typical day.

TM: My practice is a well-oiled machine. We see approximately 200 patients per week on 3 ´┐Ż days of work. We cater to the more active, exercising, young audience. You would never know it's a chiropractic office, as very seldom does someone come in antalgic and out of shape. Most patients come in as part of a biomechanical corrective program. They are active and very health oriented. My staff is sensational, and the office efficiency is a dream come true for me. Patients virtually never wait, despite the fact many would love to spend more time in this upbeat, fun environment.

It's like clockwork. The patients begin coming in, and we just start with the protocols they need during their treatment. We have a great sound system in the office, no doors on the treatment rooms, staff that takes each patient in and begins with a 45 second percussor treatment. They then apply the cold laser to the respective area of the body, cut kinesiotape that has to go on, and I follow them approximately 3-5 minutes after the therapy has begun. I put the tape on, adjust them and then send them off for either vibration therapy, decompression, or home. And this happens 60-80 times per day. The energy is high, the laughter is frequent, and the results are spectacular.


S&F: What do you do when you are not working?

TM:  I have been an athlete my entire life, focusing primarily on basketball while in school, then converting to long distance running. I've completed 16 marathons and continue training and running today.  I am a speaker for Foot Leveler's, and speak 15-18 weekends a year. I spend my free time with my family, either enjoying ourselves on some venture or going to swim meets with my kids. I also fit in my training as much as possible, whenever time will allow.


S&F:  Tell us the best part about being a chiropractor.

TM: Chiropractic is based on solid principles. As a chiropractor, I was able to develop The Structural Management´┐Ż Program and The Concerned Parents of Young Athletes™ Program. These are sports biomechanics programs that look at the athlete from a broader biomechanical perspective, and proactively addresses faults rather than reactively treating symptoms only. In order to develop these advanced programs, I had to be a chiropractor, as no other profession is based on the principles that chiropractic is. My goal is to make these programs national programs, thus elevating the need for chiropractors to provide these services that the public so greatly wants and needs.


S&F:  What are some of your favorite accomplishments?

TM: My new book, Fixing the Healthcare Crisis, was a true accomplishment for me. It reflects all of my opinions and vision that I believe the world needs to understand. I also have a Kenyan Olympic Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya that we opened almost 2 years ago. The team is training solely to make the 2016 Kenyan Olympic Team, and they train and race under our name, CPOYA.com. My goal is to use the world's best runners to promote and market our Concerned Parents of Young Athletes™ Program. My third exciting accomplishment is my recent opportunity to negotiate with Nike to purchase exclusive rights to my CPOYA program and turn it into a national program. Their interest level is high, and the goal would be to provide biomechanical exams to all middle and high school athletes throughout the country at the beginning of their respective sports seasons. Discussions have been very positive so far.


S&F:  What are your plans for your next project?

TM: I want to further my discussions with Nike, or whoever I'm able to partner with, to take my CPOYA program nationally. This is a slow and tedious process, but a huge success if I can make it happen.


S&F:  What is your personal involvement in the strength/fitness industry?

TM: My message is that we prepare athletes biomechanically so their experience in the weight room will be much safer and more beneficial. I worked closely for 4 years with Coach Al Miller in the strength and conditioning department of the New York Giants, from 1994-1998. I've also spent significant time in the Chicago Bulls strength department with Coach Al Vermeil (now retired) and Coach Eric Hellen (current coach).


S&F:  What is your opinion of today's trends in the insurance practice and/or cash practice?

TM: We have to realize that insurance is designed for the medical model, which for the most part, is the antithesis of what I do. I instruct docs to participate with these insurance companies, but be realistic as to what your expectations are from them. They will pay for medical model exams and treatment. So, it's incumbent on the docs to be able to educate the patient about the need for biomechanical evaluations and corrections, then design a payment program that is affordable. And, the chiropractic profession should be willing to take the lead on this type of program. It's what the public both wants and needs.


Thank you Tim for taking the time to answer our questions and share your life's passions with our readers.  I would like to promote two excellent books that Tim Maggs has written.  A great read for anybody is Fixing the healthcare Crisis, by Dr. Tim Maggs. An inspirational book about personal growth is his book titled "Failing My Way to Success". I encourage you to explore his websites below.

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