The mission of the TOC Foundation is to provide education and resources that will support the promotion of health and wellness of the musculoskeletal system and the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.
Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) has a long history of volunteerism and community service in conjunction with their orthopedic medical practice. Their commitment to athletic activities in the communities they serve includes voluntary sports coverage to high school, community college and university athletic programs throughout North Florida.
TOC’s focus on a comprehensive sports medicine program led to the creation of its non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, the TOC Foundation in 2006. The TOC Foundation raises funds through charitable gifts, grant writing and fundraising events in order to provide for education, research and community service projects that involve health, wellness, prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
The TOC Foundation provides educational outreach and ImPACT concussion testing, in partnership with The Concussion Center at TOC, which provides all clinical services. As of December 2013, working in partnership with the organizations listed above, the TOC Foundation has provided educational trainings and administered more than 9,000 ImPACT baseline and post-injury concussion tests with middle school and high school athletes in 41 different public and private schools in 14 counties throughout North Florida and South Georgia.
The TOC Foundation provides numerous services to the surrounding community including
If you wish to support the charitable endeavors of the TOC Foundation, please email Shelbi.Evans@tlhoc.com. The TOC physicians and staff sincerely appreciate your contribution to aid in their efforts to promote health and wellness in the communities we serve.
Dr. Gilbert Chandler joined TOC in 2012 and specializes in minimally invasive spine and pain management. Dr. Chandler is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. In 2018 Dr. Chandler was named chairperson for the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation. This position is appointed by the Department of Education and its purpose is to assure that the foreign medical schools compare to those standards applied to medical schools in the United States. This allows foreign medical schools to participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Dr. Chandler is also on the Advisory Council for Fraternity and Sorority life at the Florida State University.
Dr. Stowers joined TOC in 1988 and specializes in musculoskeletal and sports medicine. He is in practice at our Capital Medical Boulevard location.
Dr. Lee joined TOC in September of 2012 and specializes in spine surgery. He is in practice at our Capital Medical Boulevard location.
Dr. Wong joined TOC in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.
TOC is proud to support Progressive Pediatric Developmental Center and their mission in providing children and their families access to therapy services, education and the necessary tools needed for success.
Concussions can occur during any sport or physical activity in people of all ages. It is recommended you get a baseline test for your own safety, before a concussion occurs.
People who consider themselves at risk for a concussion can now get an ImPACT baseline test by appointment at the TOC office. What is a baseline test? The test is a computer-based assessment and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Test results are maintained in a secure data bank. With your consent, test results can be provided to your medical provider, coach or athletic trainer.
ImPACT testing at TOC is also available to groups or teams who wish to be tested. Call (850) 877-8174 for an appointment.
The cost is $20 for a baseline ImPACT test, payable to TOC Foundation. Proceeds of this community service benefit the TOC Foundation.
Learn more about the ImPACT Baseline Testing Service at TOC.
The TOC Foundation is looking to fund and initiate research projects that study operative and non-operative orthopedic injuries, including concussion injuries. The TOC Foundation supports clinical models that are evidence-based. We value the role scientific research plays in the advancement of the health and wellness of the musculoskeletal system. The TOC Foundation actively pursues both obtaining and disbursing funds for research projects that meet its Guidelines for Participation. Patients will have opportunities to participate in on-going research.
Dr. Phillip Worts joined TOC in 2017 and heads our orthopedic and sports medicine research program. Dr. Worts is a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist and completed his doctoral degree in exercise physiology.
Dr. Worts regularly presents at sports medicine conferences and for local allied healthcare groups, most recently being at the Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida 2021 Annual Meeting, and the American College of Sports Medicine 2021 Annual Meeting. Dr. Worts also coordinates clinical education at TOC, providing allied healthcare professionals and students from around the country opportunities to train with our orthopedic and sports medicine specialists.
As a community service, TOC physicians and athletic training staff provide educational programs through the TOC Foundation that promote athlete safety and wellness.
TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:
Heat Illness & Hydration
Sickle Cell Anemia
Strength and Fitness Conditioning
THE TOC FOUNDATION PROVIDES SPEAKERS TO A WIDE RANGE OF GROUPS, INCLUDING:
School System Administrators
School Risk Managers
Athletic Booster Groups
The TOC Foundation took a leadership role in establishing the Tallahassee Orthopedic Sports Medicine Advisory Board, which includes all the athletic trainers in Leon and Wakulla counties.
TOC physicians and their staff volunteer medical coverage to football games at all high schools in Leon County. Throughout North Florida, the TOC Foundation provides athletic trainers at schools that cannot afford to have one on staff. The Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC) is a partner in these efforts.
Learn more about how the Concussion Center at TOC can assist you, your school, or your organization.
The TOC Foundation is proud to partner with the following organizations and the athletic staff at each of these organizations: