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.
TOC recognizes that even as daily life is changing, injuries still occur – even in a pandemic – and our community still needs orthopaedic care. We will continue to offer the same exceptional care, all the while ensuring the welfare and safety of our patients and employees. In light of the COVID-19 situation, TOC has taken strong measures to protect but yet remain accessible to the Tennessee Valley. Our highest priorities are to provide a safe working environment and to administer care to our patients safely.
By taking the following precautionary measures, it is our goal to maintain patients’ safety while providing the highest level of care:
Enhanced Sanitation Protocols for all TOC locations.
Patients who have a fever, cough, shortness of breath will be rescheduled.
We have implemented temperature screenings for all employees upon arrival for work and also patients upon arrival for an appointment.
Patients will now wait in their car until time for their appointment.
We have 6ft social distancing seating in TOC lobbies.
Telehealth video visits for patients not comfortable with coming into the clinic for an appointment.
Clinical staff have access to masks.
TOC will continue to carry out our mission of being accessible with the safety of our employees and patients at the forefront of our minds.
Thank you for your trust, and we look forward to seeing you!