Author: The Orthopaedic Center (TOC)

Welcome Dr. Sabatini

Dr. J. Bradley Sabatini
J. Bradley Sabatini, MD


Foot and Ankle Specialist

J. Bradley Sabatini, M.D. specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of injuries, diseases and other conditions of the foot and ankle including bones, cartilage, joint muscles, tendons and ligaments. He earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama – Mobile, completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Alabama – Birmingham and his fellowship at OrthoCarolina – Charlotte, North Carolina. 

A Minute of Exercise Per Day Could Prevent Osteoporosis

Even the busiest person can find a spare minute in their day to exercise. That’s good news because a recent study has found that women who get just one minute of exercise per day had four percent higher bone density. If you have two minutes, that’s even better! Those who exercised for over two minutes had a bone density six percent higher than those who exercise under one minute per day.

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TOC Spine Florence office OPEN NOW

TOC Spine Center is expanding with the opening of its new clinic in Florence, Alabama. The clinic will offer access to experienced, certified physician assistant, Shane Palmer, PA-C, and include physical therapy.

Shane Palmer, PA-C, in collaboration with the following spine surgeons: Cyrus Ghavam, MD, Larry Parker, MD, Calame Sammons, MD, Brian Scholl, MD, and Morris Seymour, MD offers specialized diagnosis and treatment of the spine in a convenient location. Rehabilitation services include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, strength training, conditioning and therapeutic modalities, such as ultrasound and electronic stimulation.

On-site services:

– evaluation and treatment of the spine

– digital x-rays – referrals to specialist as appropriate

– referrals to physical therapy as appropriate

– rehab and physical therapy

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am – 12:00noon.


Call 256-263-1015 for an appointment. Click her for more information on TOC Spine Florence.

Dr. Goodson

Our TOC family mourns the loss of our dear doctor and friend, Allen Goodson.

After a brief, but devastating illness, Dr. Goodson was called home by our Lord. Although sadness fills our hearts, we celebrate the life of Dr. Goodson and the thousands of lives he touched through his remarkable surgical skills and compassion. We ask for everyone’s prayers for Dr. Goodson’s family, friends and our TOC family. View obituary

Dr Godson Passes

Mazor Robotic Spine Surgery Coming to TOC

Our spine surgeons, recognized in America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery by Healthgrades (2015 and 2017) are bringing this new technique to TOC and North Alabama.

Surgical treatment of the spine requires planning and precision crafted around each patient’s unique challenges and anatomy – a process streamlined by Mazor Robotics Technology. That’s why we’ve teamed with Mazor to be the first in North Alabama to bring robotic surgery to our patients needing spine surgery.

The Mazor Robotics system allows our surgeons to use images from a computerized tomography scan (CT scan) that is taken before surgery to create a blueprint for each surgical case. These images allow our surgeon to plan the procedure with a high degree of precision before ever entering the operating room. This new technique provides our surgical patient with smaller incisions for faster recovery time, less exposure to radiation, and improved surgical accuracy. This decreases overall risk during surgery.

Austin Shepherd Football Camp RETURNS!

Austin Shepherd Football Camp RETURNS!

Attention Football Players. Austin Shepherd’s Football Camp is Back !

Would you like to improve your skill-set before camp even kicks off?

Would you like to learn how to gain that extra step over your opponent and improve those skills from a current NFL football player?

TOC Sports. along with Sports Medicine partner Huntsville Hospital Sports Center, is proud to welcome BACK N.F.L. and former Alabama Offfensive Tackle, Austin Sheppard to D1 Huntsville for a 1-Day Football camp this month.

If you’re an up and coming football player, age 9-18, we encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from a PROFFESIONAL!!!


Here are the details – .

Ages: 9-18
Cost: $50 for non D1 members
$25 D1 members, Huntsville Hospital and TOC Employees (Includes camp shirt)
All positions are welcome

Tuesday, June 20th
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Call D1 Huntsville at (256)880-1717 or sign up at to reserve your spot today!

LPN Opening

LPN Opening

Full Time (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, 40rs)

Looking for an LPN to work in a fast-paced clinic that specializes in the treatment of chronic pain. The LPN must be able to perform all nursing functions and anticipate physician needs to facilitate the flow of clinic. Must be discreet, tactful, and unobtrusive in performance of duties so as not to distract from patient care. Good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-motivated are especially important.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform general nursing duties
  • Accurately and thoroughly document in the electronic medical record
  • Maintain an active Alabama nursing license
  • Previous pain clinic experience preferred
  • Proficiency in medical terminology and anatomy
  • Pleasant, friendly demeanor and ability to handle difficult patient encounters
  • Motivated with ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and TOC staff members
  • Independent, highly motivated and exhibit initiative and self-discipline
  • Positive, “teamwork” attitude

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume to