Discover Optim: Optim Orthopedics and Tormenta

Tormenta FC

TORMENTA SOCCER
When it comes to fast-paced excitement, nothing beats a day spent cheering on South Georgia’s homegrown all-stars, Tormenta FC. Whether it’s the next generation of talent honing their skills at the academy or the world-class players in their USL League one and two teams, these magnificent athletes never fail to make Georgians proud.

You’ll find players from all over the world on the rosters at Tormenta FC, representing eleven different countries. These are the players you’ll see on draft day, making their mark in Statesboro before being called up to join the legends of the game as part of MLS. And their academy has gained well-earned acclaim for molding the soccer stars of the future in a fun, yet highly competitive, environment. 

And Optim Orthopedics is proud to have been a part of Tormenta FC from day one. Our name has been front and center on their jersey for a reason – this is a team that shares our passion for excellence. But the relationship goes far beyond just a logo on the chest. You’ll find two of skilled experts, Dr. Don Aaron and Dr. Tad Wilson, right there on the field as the official team physicians. 

 
“Simply put, Tormenta doesn’t play if it wasn’t for our relationship with Optim,” said Team President Darin Van Tassell. “They’re part of our team, there every time we practice, every time we train.”

Tormenta Academy
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At Optim Orthopedics, we’re honored to be able to join Tormenta FC in their winning tradition of exciting competition. As the Southeast’s leaders in orthopedic medicine, our physicians provide the utmost in qualified care backed by technology and innovation that are leading the industry forward. Putting that expertise to use in our community, helping teams like Tormenta FC represent our region to the world, is part of what makes Optim Orthopedics different. 

Coming soon, you’ll get to see some of your favorite stars – not to mention some of Optim Orthopedics’ MPVs – share the pitch during the first-ever Tormenta all-star match. The finest players from high school prep soccer teams around the state will come together for a chance to take on the pros, playing Tormenta in a fast-paced match for the ages. And as with every time these all-stars take the field, Optim Orthopedics will be there.

TORMENTA TEAM PHYSICIANS

Don Aaron, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE (KNEE, HIP AND SHOULDER)

Residency

Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN)

Fellowship

American Sports Medicine Institute with

Dr. James Andrews (Birmingham, AL)

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, GA)

TORMENTA FC TEAM PHYSICIAN

PROFESSIONAL SOCCER 

Jeffrey Goldberg, MD

FOOT AND ANKLE

 

Residency

University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Fellowship

Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center (Pontiac, MI)

Medical School Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

John McCormick, MD

ORTHOPEDIC SPINE

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Professional Affiliations AO Spine
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
North American Spine Society (NASS)
Medical School Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)
Residency

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Fellowship

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Chad Zehms, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE (KNEE, HIP AND SHOULDER)

Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Professional Affiliations Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Medical School Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)
Residency

Naval Medical Center (Portsmouth, VA)

Fellowship

Steadman Philippon Sports Medicine Clinic (Vail, CO)

SOUTH CAROLINA TEAM PHYSICIAN

Don Aaron, MD - Meniscus

Dr McCormick and Dr Williams - Back Strengthening

Jeffrey Goldberg, MD - Stress Fractures

Dr McCormick - Back Pain