Category Archives: Fitness and Sports Medicine

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 […]

Sports Concussion Management

Posted on May 27, 2015, by

The most important step in managing concussion is to get the correct diagnosis as soon as possible. During sporting events, the team physician or sideline athletic trainers will remove the athlete from participation if they show any signs of having concussion. The injured athlete will undergo both physical and mental tests looking for a concussion […]

Get Concussion Smart

Posted on May 14, 2013, by

Football players get most of the press coverage about concussion these days, but did you know that young athletes in other sports can also suffer from a concussion?  Kids who play contact sports like soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, rugby can get a concussion but so can kids in non-contact sports like baseball, water skiing or […]