The following post on Return to Sport is from the Fall 2018 Orange County Magazine I often get asked how to determine when a young athlete should return to sport after injury. In many cases, injured young athletes tend to heal quickly. However, in a worst-case...

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...

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...

My dancers with foot, ankle, knee or even hip pain have taught me that the root cause often starts with abnormal motion of the big toe. Dancers however aren't the only ones who suffer from this problem. Recommend that any athlete, dancer, or other type of performer with ankle,...

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...

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...