CHOC Children’s Grand Rounds Video: Top Sports Nutritional Concerns Seen in an Adolescent Practice

In this CHOC Children’s grand rounds video, Dr. Chris Koutures, pediatrician and sports medicine specialist, addresses common nutritional concerns shared by pediatricians treating school-aged athletes, dancers and other performers.  Dr. Koutures’ goal is to empower pediatric providers to proactively identify at-risk patients and provide, with confidence, practical, food-based recommendations that will enhance the relationship between physician and patient.

“Too many times, I hear pediatric colleagues lament their lack of sports medicine knowledge.  After this talk, I think they will have greater confidence in using their already outstanding anticipatory guidance and general medical knowledge to address often unmet patient needs,” explains Dr. Koutures.

Information provided will be helpful for pre-participation and well-child visits, discussions after injuries and counseling patients who have been identified with anemia, dysmenorrhea/amenorrhea, fatigue, and underperformance. In addition to providing evidence-based case studies that address and/or counter sports nutrition myths, Dr. Koutures provides community and web-based resources.

Learn more about CHOC’s Sports Nutrition Program.

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CHOC Children’s Grand Rounds Video – The Performing Arts Athlete: Anticipatory Guidance & Evaluation – Dr. Chris Koutures

After watching “The Performing Arts Athlete: Anticipatory Guidance & Evaluation” by CHOC pediatrician and sports medicine expert Chris Koutures, MD, pediatric health care providers will feel more confident in addressing specific medical and musculoskeletal concerns of young performing artists. Pediatricians can use their knowledge of adolescent emotional and physical development to make concrete recommendations about appropriate nutrition, reducing the risk of overload, diminishing hearing loss, and preserving voice quality and pitch.

In the video, Dr. Koutures demonstrates a case-based approach to the presentation, evaluation, and management of common performing arts musculoskeletal complaints, including neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, hip/knee concerns, and foot/ankle issues. A practical description of relevant anatomy combined with descriptions of how performers frequently “cheat” and use poor mechanics will quickly make the viewer far more adept in providing activity-specific recommendations to young performers and their families.

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