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...

Looking to reduce the risk of Sports Injuries in your young athlete? Then click on the link below and give a big thank you to colleague and friend Dr. Phyllis Agran. Phyllis and her colleagues at the Irvine Community News and Views have a regular column on Child Health and...

Bone stress injuries can be stressful. They can be hard to understand, hard to suspect, and have unpredictable healing times. What Are Bone Stress Injuries? Bone stress injuries are usually caused by high loads on normal bone, or normal loads on weaker bones. High loads can be from too much, too...

Should dancers take PE class? Must be the start of a new school year. The questions (and request forms) are coming in. How does this pediatric sports and dance medicine specialist view dancers and Physical Education (PE) class? The benefits of having dancers take PE class Get outside to soak...

Many of the joys as a pediatric and sports medicine specialist surround working with great young people and talented colleagues. What is even more inspiring is when a former patient becomes a colleague. I had the pleasure of Alana Mouery Ryan, once a Cal State Fullerton gymnast and...

The Top 10 Sports Musculoskeletal Sports Injury list is a ranking that I'm guessing most athletes don't want to make, and most parents don't want to miss. How to best know if you belong on this list? Speaking at the 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention...

Dancer overuse is an unfortunately common issue that can limit both rehearsing and performing. While several factors can contribute, asking 3 key questions can definitely reduce the amount and intensity of dancer overuse injuries. 1.  Am I going through a growth spurt? Bottom Line: Longer arms and...