Lack of Sleep Associated with Increased Sports Injuries in Young Athletes

Posted on Oct 31, 2016, by

Willa Fornetti, DO a non-surgical orthopedic physician at the Kennedy Center at Mercy commonly sees injured young athletes for evaluation.  She explains newly released research which shows a relationship between poor sleeping habits for young people and sports injuries. Dr. Fornetti says, “It’s recommended that middle and high school age athletes get 8-10 hours of […]

Get a Grip on Carpal Tunnel Pain

Posted on Jul 26, 2016, by

The first thing you notice is a tingling in your fingers.  Then the tingling turns into numbness, weakness and pain in your hands and wrists. You drop things.  You may find that it’s painful to type, do carpentry, knit or even play a musical instrument.  The symptoms often start while your sleeping and then progress […]

Dr. Willa Fornetti Gains New Knowledge and Skills at National Sports Medicine Conference

Posted on May 4, 2016, by

 In mid-April, the Kennedy Center’s Dr. Willa Fornetti atte nded the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) in Dallas, TX. AMSSM is a group of 3,000 physicians across the United States that specializes in the treatment of non-surgical orthopedics and the care of athletes and active patients. Participants at the conference this year celebrated the […]

What Makes Someone a Hero?

Posted on Jan 15, 2016, by

We hear the word ‘hero’ applied every day to people who serve in the military, to firefighters and police officers and to ordinary people who risk their lives to do extraordinary things. This is a story about a different kind of heroism. On December 7, 2014, Jason ‘Jay’ Czoschke, a 41 year old husband and […]