Throwing injures that affect the elbow are most common in pitchers, but they can be seen in any athlete who participates in repetitive arm motion. Follow these tips to help keep your elbow feeling great and you in the game: Continue reading “TOC Fit Tips: Elbow Health”→
There are 26 bones and 33 joints in the human foot and ankle, and the height of arches and the shape of the toes vary from person to person. There are many things you can do to keep your feet healthy, but there are times when it’s important to see an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist to diagnose your foot or ankle problem. Continue reading “Best Foot Forward”→
At TOC we are so excited to be celebrating our 20th anniversary August 1, 2019. Our practice was founded in 1999 when two orthopaedic groups merged to become The Orthopaedic Center. Continue reading “A Leader and a Legacy”→
If you take a look around you, it’s pretty hard to deny that screen dependence is a big problem in society today. Texting while driving. Strolling while scrolling. Did you know they can also be hard on your hands and wrists? Continue reading “How Your Phone Can Hurt Your Bones”→
The Pediatric Orthopaedics team at TOC always strives to makes a difference in the lives of our youngest patients while bringing peace of mind to their families. Over the years, this team has supported thousands of local families through the diagnosis and treatment of their child’s specific health challenges. Their goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life by compassionately caring for their health issue. We treat orthopaedic issues specific to the growing bones of a child from infancy to adolescents such as growth plate injuries, sports injuries, fractures, clubfoot deformity, hip dysplasia, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and limb length discrepancy.
A combined 66 years of experience
The heart of this dedicated team is made up of two fellowship trained Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Steven L. Buckley and Dr. Michael G. Lawley; and two dedicated Nurse Practitioners, Elizabeth Schwarze and Jennifer Sharp. Together they offer the only specialized pediatric orthopaedic services within 100 miles, at three north Alabama TOC locations: Huntsville, Madison & Athens. TOC is so proud of this team and the quality pediatric orthopaedic treatment they provide for our young patients.
A community focus
The entire TOC Pediatric Team is committed to our community. When they are not serving the needs of TOC patients, all of the team members volunteer their skills with Children’s Rehabilitation Service, a statewide organization that coordinates various providers, who together build a brighter future for disabled youth and their families.
We want our patients to know that you can feel safe when visiting a TOC clinic
Please read below so that you can be confident in our clinic procedure and additional safety measures.
In compliance with recent policy changes in counties that we serve, and to provide the safest possible environment for our patients, effective immediately, all patients and any guests who enter any TOC facilities will be required to wear a mask or face covering. In the event a patient does not have a mask, TOC will provide one. We appreciate your compliance with our mask policy. As always, TOC will continue to provide exceptional orthopaedic care to our current and future patients in the safest environment possible.
TOC has walk-in clinic services for patients with acute, urgent, and emergent orthopaedic conditions at our Athens, Florence, and Huntsville locations. You can see a provider today with no appointment necessary.
TOC now offers a No Lobby wait option. Once you check-in, you can wait in your car until time to see your provider.
Upon arrival, all patients and TOC employees participate in a COVID-19 screening, which includes a brief questionnaire and a temperature check.
All TOC employees will be wearing masks, and diligently practice enhanced handwashing practices.
Hand sanitizers are available on all floors throughout our clinics.
All TOC locations are diligently taking additional sanitization measures to ensure the safest environment for all who enter a TOC clinic.