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Every ill athlete or performer wants to know one thing: "Can I exercise when sick today?" As a pediatric and sports medicine specialist, I want to know a few things to make that decision: Is the athlete currently too ill to exercise? Do we have a good...

Cheerleaders are amazing athletes that need agility, strength, and frequent practice to prevent cheerleading injuries. Backspots, bases, flyers and tumblers all need proper skills and essential coordination. Unfortunately, the frequency of cheerleading injuries is rising with the increasing complexity of stunts. No matter the injured body part, the common...

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...

Players, coaches and families take notice: after further video review, two common movements put athletes at high risk for soccer Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries. Articles in the April 2015 British Journal of Sports Medicine (males only) and May/June 2015 Sports Health (males/females) reviewed videos of soccer ACL injuries. Both confirmed that landing...

There is little doubt that soccer goalkeepers are just a bit different than field players. From legally using hands to their array of jumping and diving abilities, goalkeepers develop unique skill sets. Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising that soccer goalkeeper have different types and causes of injuries The good...

Click here to listen to Dr. Koutures discuss high school football safety on the August 3rd High School Football America Radio Show (My interview starts at 31:45) [embed]http://highschoolfootballamerica.com/high-school-football-america-radio-show-august-3-2017/[/embed] Always a blast to catch up with Jeff Fisher who has an amazing passion for high school football and especially high school football...

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...

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