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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH SPORTS DOCTOR RADIO SHOW Dr. Chris Koutures, pediatric sports medicine specialist from ActiveKidMD,  joins Dr. Robert A. Weil on The Sports Doctor Radio. Returning guest is Mike McAleese, Massage Therapy, HOF owner & director Sohmar School of Holistic Massage & Reflexology. Then it's "The Sports...

  For the 4th consecutive year, Dr. Koutures has been selected as a Top Orange County Doctor for Pediatric Sports Medicine Dr. Koutures is honored to  be one of the 504 Orange County Physicians recognized in 2018.  This is a testament to his wonderful ActiveKidMD partner Dr. Gladstien...

Just like winning takes a full team effort, baseball safety needs players, coaches, officials and families all working together to keep kids safe. Baseball Safety: Before Taking the Field First and foremost, know your athletes. Kids who have medical issues (asthma, diabetes, sting allergies) can contribute best when they have action plans developed...

I often hear teenagers and families asking about protein to help build muscle. Damaged muscles occur during exercise, and protein is an essential muscle component that can help with repair and rebuilding. Every day, athletic teens need 1.2-1.5 grams per kilogram of weight. Lower amount is for endurance athletes,...

Had an amazing visit with a long-time patient that I first met as a newborn. Talked about his studies and future plans. Covered some important sports medicine safety topics Caught up on how his family is doing. May sound like a typical pediatric sports medicine specialist visit- but this...

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...

Bring me a case of a kids shoulder pain, and I will l likely figure out the cause pretty quickly. Doesn't matter if they are a volleyball hitter, baseball pitcher, swimmer, or tennis player. Unless there was some kind of accident where the shoulder came out (or almost...

WHAT IS FEVER? Fever is a defined as a significantly elevated body temperature. Unfortunately, because different people have differing “normal” body temperatures (and everyone’s body temperature varies through the day) there is no universally agreed upon definition of fever. For now let’s say a child has a fever...

ActiveKidMD thanks Dr. Cale Franklin, pediatric resident at UCI/CHOC and future sports medicine physician, for his insight on strength training. Many concerned parents pose the questions, “should I allow my child to start lifting weights” or “how old can they start strength training?” I would like to...

Congratulations to Dr. Gladstien on his back-to-back Best Pediatrician Award! ActiveKidMD is proud to announce that Dr. Gladstien has been honored with a Best Pediatrician Award again by St. Joseph Healthcare! For both 2016 and 2017, he was celebrated for: Ranking 1st in Clinical Excellence and Patient Satisfaction...

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