extensive experience in
the NON-SURGICAL management
of complex conditions,
Diagnosis and treatment of

Sacral Iliac Joint Pain
Cervical Spine
Thoracic Spine
Lumbar Spine

Dr. Michael C. Gerhardt’s practice focuses on joints and spinal surgery. He is a South African-born American citizen. He was trained in orthopedics in South Africa, passed the American Board equivalency exams and is licensed to work in Alabama. Prior to immigrating to the U.S., he practiced as an orthopedic surgeon in both Canada and South Africa. Dr. Gerhardt has practiced orthopedics in Alabaster since the early 1990s and has built up a strong patient base in Shelby County. As a commercial pilot, he is also involved in teaching flying.

Upper Extremity

Upper extremity conditions refer to a range of conditions that affect the structures in the upper limbs, including the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand.


Non-surgical spine care refers to conservative treatment approaches aimed at managing and alleviating spine-related conditions without the need for surgical intervention. Non-surgical treatment options are often the first line of treatment for many spine conditions and can effectively relieve pain, improve function, and promote healing.

General Orthopedics

General orthopedic surgeries encompass a wide range of procedures that aim to diagnose, treat, and manage various musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions related to physical activity and sports participation. Sports medicine professionals, including physicians, surgeons, athletic trainers, and physical therapists, work together to provide comprehensive care for athletes and individuals engaged in physical activities.

Lower Extremity

Lower extremity conditions encompass a variety of conditions that affect the structures in the lower limbs, including the hip, thigh, knee, calf, ankle, and foot.


Are you tired of living with constant back and joint pain? Do you wish there was a non-surgical solution to help alleviate your discomfort and improve your quality of life? Look no further! Dr. Michael Gerhardt’s non-surgical spine and orthopedic care clinic is excepting new patients and possibly same day appointments.

Gone are the days when surgery was the only option for treating spine and orthopedic issues. We understand the concerns and risks associated with invasive procedures, which is why Dr. Michael Gerhardt offers a non-surgical approach that prioritizes your well-being and offers a more comfortable alternative.

Our team of highly skilled and experienced specialists are dedicated to providing the highest level of care and treatment for your spine and orthopedic conditions. Through cutting-edge techniques and advanced technology, we aim to deliver remarkable results without the need for surgery. If you are a candidate for surgery one of our general orthopedics will be available to access your clinical and surgical needs.

With our non-surgical spine and orthopedic care, you can experience a multitude of benefits. First and foremost, our approach minimizes the risks and complications often associated with surgical interventions. You can say goodbye to lengthy recovery periods and potential side effects, as our non-invasive treatments allow for quicker healing and a faster return to your daily activities.

Additionally, Dr. Michael Gerhardt’s non-surgical approach is tailored to address the root causes of your pain, rather than merely managing the symptoms. He focuses on promoting natural healing and restoring functionality to your spine and joints. His comprehensive treatment plans incorporate a combination of therapies, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, regenerative medicine, and non-invasive techniques, all personalized to meet your specific needs.

One of the greatest advantages of non-surgical spine and orthopedic care is the reduced financial burden. Compared to surgical procedures, our treatments are often more cost-effective, helping you save money while still receiving high-quality care.

Don’t let chronic pain dictate your life any longer. Take the first step towards a pain-free future with our non-surgical spine and orthopedic care. Regain your mobility, improve your overall well-being, and reclaim the activities you love without the need for surgery.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment Dr. Michael Gerhardt. Together, we can create a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs and provide you with the relief you deserve. Say goodbye to surgical risks and hello to a better, healthier you!


At Alabama Bone and Joint Clinic we believe in exploring non-surgical interventions first to manage your orthopedic condition. Our highly skilled orthopedic expert Dr. Michael Gerhardt offers a wide range of non-invasive treatment options, including physical therapy, regenerative medicine, medication management, bracing, and therapeutic injections. These alternatives can often provide effective relief, allowing you to avoid surgery whenever possible.

Don’t let your orthopedic condition limit your life. Explore the possibilities of non-surgical orthopedic care and experience effective relief without the need for invasive surgery. Take the first step towards a pain-free future by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Gerhardt today. Our knowledgeable team is ready to guide you on your path to recovery.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Orthopedic rehabilitation, also known as orthopedic physical therapy, is a specialized branch of rehabilitation medicine that focuses on the treatment and rehabilitation of

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