When Volleyballmag.com asked me to write on volleyball jump training, I jumped at the opportunity. I'll apologize about the pun- but won't apologize about wanting to cover this important topic the right way. I started off by wanting to find solid answers to the following questions: [caption id="attachment_16757"...

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,...

Volleyball players can have unique appearances to their shoulder blade on the hitting side- let's call it volleyball shoulder. What does volleyball shoulder look like? Take a close look at this video of a left-handed elite volleyball hitter. Pay special attention to the her left shoulder blade....

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...

USA Volleyball athletes and medical experts aren't afraid to pass on key tips on preventing and rehabilitating volleyball knee injuries. https://twitter.com/usavolleyball/status/926871720904011776?refsrc=email&s=11 Click on video above to hear key pearls on volleyball injuries and recovery Related Content: Click here for full article: Injuries and recovery: USA Volleyball athletes...

It’s not all doom and gloom after undergoing an ACL reconstruction. There are many factors that help dictate success as an athlete attempts to return to sport. Studies show that a good subset can get back to their pre-injury levels and go on to compete...

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...

What side of the net do sports medicine experts land on when discussing volleyball ankle braces? There's little doubt that ankle sprains are the most common acute injury in indoor volleyball. The debate begins when recommending for or against the use of volleyball ankle braces. [embed]https://youtu.be/WzZLhT41XJA[/embed] I'm going to review...