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...

Deciding when to have a child specialize- playing just one sport or joining a higher level travel team- is a challenge faced by many families. It might mean stopping or limiting other sports or activities. There's definitely a time and financial commitment. Not to mention the worry about...

Boarders, bikers, and other extreme sport athletes require dedicated skills to provide thrills and prevent extreme sport injuries from spills. Some of those most extreme sport injury prevention skills include appropriate protective equipment, knowing the course, and respecting limits. [caption id="attachment_15838" align="aligncenter" width="404"] Action from the BMX Bowl at...

ActiveKidMD- Your Partner for Specialty Pediatric and Sports Medicine Care believes an accurate diagnosis and reviewing the priorities of the athlete are key in developing a return to play program after injury. [embed]https://youtu.be/HFvnGcjtOgM[/embed]...

Skateboarding, BMX biking, snowboarding, skiing, and mountain biking are all sports practiced by dedicated athletes who put time and attention into bettering their tricks, handling, and overall skill. These athletes deserve credit for their abilities- and also should follow some basic recommendations to prevent injury...