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...

ActiveKidMD is proud to share Volleyball Nutrition as the first of an on-going blog series with Volleyballmag.com   Editor’s note: Few things can be more confusing or frustrating than feeding youth volleyball players. Major college programs have trainers who take care of it all, from pre-match to...

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...

Excited to team with Orange County Magazine  to help you set and keep your fitness goals As the year kicks off, this is a natural time for reflection and self-assessment. It is also an opportunity to set some fitness goals for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, many...

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...

This article on Starting Sports is a partnership between ActiveKidMD and the September, 2018 edition of ParentingOC. At around 15-18 months, age-appropriate movement for children includes running, throwing or kicking a ball. These simple skills are part of normal toddler development. At this time, it is natural...

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...