Northern Alabama’s Largest Sports Medicine Provider

Whether you are a college football player, a high school superstar or a weekend warrior, or if you aren’t even an athlete at all, The Orthopaedic Center (TOC) has a specialized approach to your injury and recovery.

We are a team of sports medicine doctors and specialists dedicated to the complete care of sports-related injuries, offering a comprehensive program of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. We’ll get you back in the game.

Our expert staff includes surgeons, physical therapists, education coordinators, athletic trainers, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists, all specially trained in sports medicine. They work together to map out the most appropriate strategy for diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation.

Each year, our sports medicine team treats hundreds of injuries and conditions, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Torn ligaments
  • Arthritis
  • Joint inflammation
  • Conditioning issues
  • Fractures
  • Back and hip conditions
  • Anatomical alignment issues
  • Orthotic

Our sports medicine doctors are trained in innovative therapies and procedures, including:

Why Should I See a Sports Medicine Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon?

The training of an orthopaedic surgeon involves many years of undergraduate, medical school, and residency education. The specialization of sports medicine involves additional training, usually at an educational center where a fellowship year is completed. This involves advanced training in arthroscopic surgery, required in the treatment of most knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow and sports medicine-related injuries. The sports medicine-trained surgeon also has knowledge of a specific rehabilitation and muscle performance issues to safely regain function and return patients to athletics or other occupation more quickly. A sports medicine center combines the disciplines of physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and more to totally heal all aspects of an injury.

Injury Prevention Programs

If you want to make sure your team stays in the game, you should know about our excellent injury prevention programs. We offer a variety of activities for the whole community, including:

  • Sports medicine coverage for high schools, colleges and professionals
  • In-service training for coaches
  • Community education events

Give us a call at (256) 539-2728 and we’ll discuss an injury prevention program for your team.

Pre-season Physicals

To prevent injuries before they happen, TOC physicians team up with certified athletic trainers to perform preseason athletic physicals. Individuals are welcomed; a special effort can be made to schedule team appointments.

mi-eye 2™

A revolutionary, minimally invasive diagnostic device used to provide real-time analysis, faster treatment and effective outcomes. Learn more about mi-eye 2.

Friday Night Post-Game Injury Clinics

What do you do if you are injured in the middle of a game?

TOC offers Friday night post-game injury clinics during the fall sports season. High school, college and professional athletes are treated by TOC physicians and athletic trainers specializing in sports injuries. Insurance is accepted and no appointment is necessary.

Request an Appointment at The Orthopaedic Center

To request an appointment with our office, please call (256) 539-2728 or request an appointment online.