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...

This article on sick athletes ran in the Winter, 2018 edition of Ladera Ranch Magazine. Is it OK for sick athletes to exercise? What symptoms should keep someone off the playing field? When trying to decide if sick athletes are too ill to play, I tend to ask the...

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...

  Great to have master physical therapist Ziad Dahdul DPT, OCS back to share his thoughts on preventing kids shoulder pain. Ziad writes on kids shoulder pain as an orthopedic physical therapist and owner of Ignite Phyzio & Sports Performance, serving Orange and Los Angeles Counties. He...

Young athletes can be bombarded with many performance enhancing supplements that claim to build strength and assist in recovery. Use of some supplements can be clouded by lack of true scientific support, side effects, and financial cost. Like athletes have found for centuries, the quest for better...

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...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH SPORTS DOCTOR RADIO SHOW Dr. Chris Koutures, pediatric sports medicine specialist from ActiveKidMD,  joins Dr. Robert A. Weil on The Sports Doctor Radio. Returning guest is Mike McAleese, Massage Therapy, HOF owner & director Sohmar School of Holistic Massage & Reflexology. Then it's "The Sports...

  For the 4th consecutive year, Dr. Koutures has been selected as a Top Orange County Doctor for Pediatric Sports Medicine Dr. Koutures is honored to  be one of the 504 Orange County Physicians recognized in 2018.  This is a testament to his wonderful ActiveKidMD partner Dr. Gladstien...

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...