Q: How do I incorporate health and fitness for my family around Thanksgiving? Check out key Thanksgiving health and fitness recommendations from ActiveKidMD and ParentingOC Magazine. A: Many Thanksgiving memories can be commonly associated with an excessive intake of food and drink. Here are some sensible recommendations to...

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...

This article on Starting Sports is a partnership between ActiveKidMD and the September, 2018 edition of ParentingOC. At around 15-18 months, age-appropriate movement for children includes running, throwing or kicking a ball. These simple skills are part of normal toddler development. At this time, it is natural...

The following blog post ran on Volleyballmag.com as part of an outstanding series on Concussions in Volleyball  In working with elementary through Olympic-level indoor and sand volleyball players, I have found key warm-up, training, and even competitive adjustments that can greatly reduce the risk of volleyball...

Wondering if your child's sports schedules are putting them at risk for overuse injuries? Have an injured child and thinking that too much sport activity may have been a cause? Feeling overwhelmed as a sports parent and want to know when to say stop to all those...

[embed]https://youtu.be/mB7hnxve-eU[/embed] There are many types of  martial arts, and children can get many benefits from participation. Kids can build their strength, balance and flexibility. They can also build confidence and self-esteem. With several good things going for the martial arts, parents and families may still worry about potential...

Sports physicals offer golden opportunities to share information and listen to young patients. Sure, they frequently are viewed by parents and young athletes as more annoyance than necessity. It’s easy for sports physicals to turn into automatic answers to a list of questions. Those long checklists on sports...

This article on sick athletes ran in the Winter, 2018 edition of Ladera Ranch Magazine. Is it OK for sick athletes to exercise? What symptoms should keep someone off the playing field? When trying to decide if sick athletes are too ill to play, I tend to ask the...

Question on Sports Nutrition My son loves playing sports, but I want to make sure he is maintaining good sports nutrition. How can I make sure he is as healthy as possible in his eating and drinking? Trying to figure out if your young athlete needs iron...

  Great to have master physical therapist Ziad Dahdul DPT, OCS back to share his thoughts on preventing kids shoulder pain. Ziad writes on kids shoulder pain as an orthopedic physical therapist and owner of Ignite Phyzio & Sports Performance, serving Orange and Los Angeles Counties. He...