The new sports physical forms are shorter! The new sports physical forms are shorter! Yes, there is much joy in the sports medicine world.   I helped develop national guidelines that include the new forms and indeed, we heard the call to make the forms shorter. As an American...

I've been a volleyball doctor for the US Volleyball Men's and Women's National Teams since 2005. Those amazing players- and some amazing medical colleagues, have taught me about the game. They have also taught me about common injuries- and how to prevent them. For indoor...

There is no doubt that concussion sleep problems can make a difficult injury even more miserable. Reports and experience find that poor sleep is linked with increased symptoms and longer recoveries. Too much sleep that limits sensible daily activity can also slow recovery. So, when dealing with concussion,...

The following post on Return to Sport is from the Fall 2018 Orange County Magazine I often get asked how to determine when a young athlete should return to sport after injury. In many cases, injured young athletes tend to heal quickly. However, in a worst-case...

The following blog post ran on Volleyballmag.com as part of an outstanding series on Concussions in Volleyball  In working with elementary through Olympic-level indoor and sand volleyball players, I have found key warm-up, training, and even competitive adjustments that can greatly reduce the risk of volleyball...

Sports physicals offer golden opportunities to share information and listen to young patients. Sure, they frequently are viewed by parents and young athletes as more annoyance than necessity. It’s easy for sports physicals to turn into automatic answers to a list of questions. Those long checklists on sports...

Dance discomfort- comes with the territory of doing the usual hard work on the dance floor. Muscles hurt, toes feel cramps, the back is sore. Then there is the mental discomfort- am I jumping as high, as often, as well as I could be? These are common, everyday...

The Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club is pleased to announce that it will be working with Dr. Chris Koutures, Team Physician for the Men's and Women's USA Volleyball teams, on a FREE one day Volleyball Safety speaking engagement. Dr. Koutures will be discussing practical safety recommendations for...

Just like winning takes a full team effort, baseball safety needs players, coaches, officials and families all working together to keep kids safe. Baseball Safety: Before Taking the Field First and foremost, know your athletes. Kids who have medical issues (asthma, diabetes, sting allergies) can contribute best when they have action plans developed...

Do you think the term Hockey Upper Body Injuries is vague and confusing? So do our colleagues at ProStockHockey.com. Not only did they want to better define Hockey Upper Body Injuries, they also wanted to explore prevention. The end result? An amazing infographic that clearly explains common injuries and how...