ActiveKidMD is proud to act as a Dance Medicine Specialist Partner with the American Ballet Theatre Gillespie School at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts The American Ballet Theatre Gillespie School follows the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. This incorporates a ballet program designed specifically for...

Told you have asthma but still struggling to breath with exercise? Have throat tightness if running or singing? Start thinking about Vocal Cord Dysfunction! Typical Vocal Cord Dysfunction scenarios: https://youtu.be/kCAUoc-3QZQ What actually happens with Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Key signs of Vocal Cord Dysfunction and how it differs from Asthma: What else could...

Working with Olympic level male and female volleyball players has allowed me a unique appreciation for common volleyball injuries. Since there are six players on the court, I will identify six common volleyball injuries with a focus on key prevention tips for players of all ages. [embed]https://youtu.be/ZZSgUcRvobI[/embed] 1) Concussions Most...

A low carb diet may be a sensible option for children or athletes concerned about excessive weight, risk of diabetes and athletic performance. That very phrase may run contrary to common teaching. For example, if you click this link on traditional sports nutrition guides, you will often find...

One of the most common concerns young athletes and their families bring to my attention is heel pain. Heel pain that tends to range from a little discomfort to limping,  decreased speed, and pain for both athlete and parents. There usually is no swelling or numbness, and comes with gradual onset...

When discussing concussion recovery I find that "re-starting activity in 15-20 minutes blocks" is a solid starting point. Looking to return to homework or other school-based activities? Start with 15-20 minute blocks. How much can I spend on my phone? Start with 15-20 minute blocks. We have learned that absolute rest and removal...

The 2017 CHOC Children's Sports Cardiology Conference asks the question "What is the Role of the Cardiologist in the Sports Medicine Team?" Our USA Volleyball Sports Medicine Team will be there to share our experience and provide our expert answers. Several years ago, expert pediatric cardiologist Paul...

Dancers are “artistic athletes.” They must possess the strength, agility, power and flexibility of any athlete and perform with perfect musicality and emotion, demonstrating the artistry of the dance. As an art form dance continues to push the physical boundaries of the human body, increasing the...