ActiveKidMD Physician Becomes Part of U.S. Figure Skating’s Sports Medicine Network

ActiveKidMD is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Koutures, a leading pediatric and sports medicine specialist, has been selected by the U.S. Figure Skating Program to be a part of their Sports Sciences and Medicine National Network.

“We are so pleased to have Dr. Koutures as a Team USA Physician on board for our U.S. Figure Skaters,” said Peter Zapalo, Director, Sports Science & Medicine for the U.S. Figure Skating Program. “Our national network consists of sports physicians that are experienced in treating figure skaters and we rely on these physicians that know specifically how to treat these injuries and then help our athletes succeed personally and professionally after an injury.”

“I am honored to be a part of this national network,” said Dr. Chris Koutures. “I have had the privilege of serving as the Medical Team Physician for the USA Volleyball since 2005, including traveling with them to the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008. So I am super excited to be able to work the with U.S. Figure Skating program as these athletes prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea.”

About The U.S. Figure Skating Sports Medicine and Science National Network

The Sports Medicine and Science National Network is a service provided by U.S. Figure Skating to help athletes and coaches around the country find performance support. The National Network includes sports medicine and science specialists who have experience working with figure skaters and/or competitive athletes. For more information, visit http://www.usfigureskating.org/.

About ActiveKidMD and Dr. Chris Koutures

    Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Anaheim, Calif., ActiveKidMD is one of the leading pediatric offices in Orange County. With an emphasis on the whole child, ActiveKidMD specializes not only in pediatric medicine, but also in pediatric sports medicine. The new website, features an Advice by Sport section. Here a parent will find the answers to many questions related directly to each sport to help keep their player healthy and injury free, and to help a parent identify when to call the doctor if an injury occurs.

Dr. Chris Koutures is a board certified pediatrician and sports medicine specialist. He is also currently the team physician for:


  •     United States Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams
  •     Cal State Fullerton Intercollegiate Athletics
  •     Chapman University Dance Department
  •     Orange Lutheran High School

He is a member of the CHOC Children’s Concussion Program and currently mentors pediatric residents, medical and athletic training students in his office while continuing to speak at local, regional and national conferences on sports medicine topics. He recently completed a six-year elected term as a member of the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, has written over 20 professional articles, and is the co-author of the Pediatric Sports Medicine: Essentials for Office Evaluation textbook published by SLACK Incorporated in October, 2013.

For more information, please visit http://www.activekidmd.com/.

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