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...

If you have knee pain with sports or dance, most people tend to focus blame only at the knee. However, failing to blame your butt may be failure to fully help heal your knee pain. While some may chuckle at the mention of butt, poor buttock and...

Just put together an updated talk on ACL Injury in children where the news isn't all good. Yes, we're pretty capable of getting kids back to sport (80% success rate). However, we're not very capable of preventing an all too common risk of early joint destruction or...

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,...

For the 5th straight year,  Orange Coast Magazine and  Orange County Medical Association name Dr. Koutures a Top Sports Medicine  Physician. This 2019 Physician of Excellence honor recognizes Dr.  Koutures for outstanding work in Pediatric Sports Medicine.  This award is shared with his dedicated office staff and wonderful pediatric...

[embed]https://youtu.be/KO8z3IZXxlE[/embed] Could  low iron levels explain why you are struggling to finish hard workouts? Is there a ferritin level that will make your run faster? Unsure about how to answer these questions? Not even certain what the term ferritin means? No worries- click on the above video and read on...

Making plans for your child to attend summer camps for sports or a summer dance intensive? Many kids take the "Summertime, and the living is easy" route from a popular song. No worries about school, homework, projects or tests. Several other  young people test themselves over the summer...

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...

Question on Sports Nutrition My son loves playing sports, but I want to make sure he is maintaining good sports nutrition. How can I make sure he is as healthy as possible in his eating and drinking? Trying to figure out if your young athlete needs iron...

An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most feared injuries in sports. Thanks to Chris Phillips, ATC, CSCS of Compete Sports Performance and Rehab for sharing 3 favorite exercises to help prevent ACL tears. Surprising to many, more ACL tears take place without contact. These...