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...

  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...

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...

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...

I'm on a crusade to protect young catchers.   Willing and talented young catchers are in demand to manage pitchers, call defenses, handle balls in the dirt, and make a lot of throws Most of this while being in the squat position with foul balls a common occupational hazard. In fact,...

Check out the latest Sports Injury Protection podcast! Click here to listen to the SportsInjuryProtection.com Podcast "Who Are They and What Do They Do" is the beginning of a series to highlight the different medical practitioners that are involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries....

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...

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...

ActiveKidMD- Your Partner for Specialty Pediatric and Sports Medicine Care believes an accurate diagnosis and reviewing the priorities of the athlete are key in developing a return to play program after injury. [embed]https://youtu.be/HFvnGcjtOgM[/embed]...