Staff Spotlight: Physical & Sports Therapy

Occupational & Hand Therapy | TOC The Orthopaedic Center | Huntsville, AL

TOC’s Physical & Sports Therapy division has eight fully equipped outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy clinics that specialize in your full rehabilitation. We treat patients with a number of orthopaedic conditions including, but not limited to, post-surgical care, sports medicine, repetitive stress injuries, work related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, spine, and pain management.

TOC takes a team approach to our therapy, with an extra emphasis on education. We have found that educating our patients on their specific care improves their treatment outcome. Our patients work with an excellent team of professionals who have extensive training and expertise, and a commitment to getting results.

Our Director of Therapy, John M. Williams, II, DPT, is so proud of his team. He said, “after 8 years, I’m still amazed every day by the compassion our therapists show. We are so pleased to serve you and for the opportunity to provide qualified, committed care to all of our patients.”

“I have been to a few different physical therapy places, but after going to this one I will never go to another.  I feel like part of the family here.  I had shoulder surgery and it took some time to heal, but with the help and encouragement of the whole team I am 100% again.  They are always smiling even when putting you in pain. They made me want to do my exercises to be able to have all of my mobility back.” – PT Patient Summer 2018 

(This article was originally published in TOC’s Fall 2018 Newsletter.)

Meet a few members of our therapy team:

Patrice Balch, OTR/L, CHT | TOC The Orthopaedic Center | Madison, ALPatrice Balch, OTR/L, CHT is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists who has an interest in Upper Extremity Orthopaedics. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, certification in Hand Therapy, and has been working with TOC for the past 11 years.

Joe Gregory, MPT | TOC The Orthopaedic Center | Madison, ALJoe Gregory, MPT has a Masters in Physical Therapy and his professional experience includes an emphasis in treating orthopaedic, industrial, and sports related injuries. He was inspired to practice after a family member benefited from physical therapy. Joe believes in a more personalized, hands-on approach and is known for helping those who suffer from disabilities or injuries.

Mike Jones, OTR/L, CHT | TOC The Orthopaedic Center | Athens, ALMike Jones, OTR/L, CHT is our certified hand therapist who holds a BSc in Occupational Therapy. He is experienced in ergonomics, having presented on the topic at the state level.


Bethany Taylor, MSPT, ATC | TOC The Orthopaedic Center | Guntersville, ALBethany Taylor, MSPT, ATC is a physical therapist and athletic trainer. She has a strong background in orthopaedics and sport related injuries. Currently the clinic coordinator of TOC Guntersville, Bethany graduated physical therapy school from The University of Alabama at Birmingham where she also completed her athletic training certification.

Nicole Yates, OTR/L, CHT | TOC The Orthopaedic Center | Huntsville, ALNicole Yates, OTR/L, CHT is an occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of the elbow, wrist, and hand who also enjoys working with shoulders. Her methods include techniques such as trigger point dry needling and specialty orthotics fabrication.