Rehabilitation Services 

Our comprehensive rehabilitation services include approximately 125 licensed and certified specialists treating patients of all ages from premature newborns to geriatrics.


The professional team is committed to individuals, families, employers and the community at large to achieve the highest level of independence/performance possible.

Our programs utilize advanced skills and equipment designed to measure and improve functional independence – treating bedside, in rehab gymnasiums, in the patient’s home, in our outpatient clinics and even on the job/field as the client returns to work/play.

We are dedicated to providing quality, compassionate and cost-effective care to those we serve. We strive to exceed the customer’s expectations.

Frye Regional Inpatient Rehabilitation Center

Since October 1983, Frye has operated an Acute Inpatient Rehab unit within the hospital. The unit has a dedicated physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as an experienced staff of rehabilitation nurses and therapist specialized in rehab training.  Persons treated at Frye are recovering from strokes and other neurological conditions, orthopaedic injures, head injuries, amputation, multiple trauma and spinal cord injury. For more information on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, please call 828-315-5748 or 828-315-3062.

Coordinated Outpatient Services (COPS)
The COPS program is designed for patients who have had a life changing injury or illness resulting in functional limitations, including but not limited to, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neuromuscular disorders and orthopedic injuries. This outpatient program uses an interdisciplinary team approach for patients who require comprehensive rehabilitation in a structured setting.

The COPS program combines group and individual therapies under the guidance of a professional credentialed staff. Individual therapies may be necessary to meet specific functional goals. Group therapies help enhance interaction and practical skills for community re-entry.

Physician referral is required for admission to the program. During the patient’s stay in the program, the rehabilitation plan of care will be under the direction of the program physiatrist who will coordinate the plan with the treatment team. Recommendations for attendance in the program range from 3 – 5 days a week, 3 – 6 hours per day. Length of stay in the program ranges from 2 – 10 weeks, based on the patient’s needs.

For more information on COPS, please call 800-339-8758.

Driver Assessment Program
The Driver Assessment Program is designed to help determine if a driving candidate has the physical, mental and visual abilities to operate a motor vehicle after a change in medical status. The program is designed to provide the physician and N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles with information and recommendations for further driving privileges. This program is administered by an Occupational Therapist with advanced training Driver Rehabilitation, who will evaluate the clients’ primary driving skills and assess the need for special adaptive equipment for the vehicle. This program also offer Drivers Rehabilitation Training as well – with off and on the road instruction.

A written referral from a physician is required. Participants must also have a valid driver’s license. Participants must have adequate vision to meet DMV standards.

For more information please call 800-339-8758.

Aquatic Exercise Classes
If you have difficulty participating in a regular exercise class because of pain, then our aquatic classes may fit your needs. Aquatic Exercise Classes are offered Monday through Friday at various times.

For more information please call 800-339-8758.

Beyond Therapy
This therapeutic exercise fee for service group offered by Frye's outpatient Occupational and Physical Therapy departments is designed to continue home exercise programming for clients that have reached a plateau in traditional therapy settings and are unable to receive assistance with exercises at home or elsewhere. The staff at Frye Regional Medical Center will offer unique and fun exercises for participants in the group for a nominal fee. The group is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm. Physician referral is not required, however, clients interested in joining will have to obtain medical clearance. For more information, please contact Outpatient Therapy Services at 828-315-3379.

Acute Wound/Burn Program
Our acute wound program works with physicians to prevent and treat acute wounds through pressure relief, whirlpool, pulsed-lavage and monitored dressing changes. Our dedicated staff includes therapists, assistants, and certified wound specialists accredited with the American Academy of Wound Management. Our services are available 7 days a week – at convenient times, for patients of all ages.

For more information regarding these services please call 800-339-8758.

Loss of bladder or bowel control is a symptom that’s treatable with therapy. Our treatment offers compassionate, and discreet care based on the understanding that incontinence is first and foremost a quality of life issue. Our bio-feedback program offer care without drugs or surgery – teaching the individual how to control urine leakage in 6-8 sessions. For information call 800-339-8758.

Dizziness, Balance and Fall Prevention Program
Our therapy program can help reduce the risk of falls and improve balance through exercise, education, gait training, balance re-education, vision assessments, home assessments, postural re-education and vestibular rehab. Difficulties with balance and falls are not just the result of getting older. Many falls can be prevented. For more information, call 800-339-8758.

Lymphedema us a chronic and progressive disease. The lymph system (a one way drainage system made up of tiny vessels and lymph nodes) can be blocked or damaged – causing protein to enter the tissues from the blood and accumulate in the tissue causing excessive swelling and discomfort. This may be brought under control with good care and attention to lifestyle changes. Our treatment should begin as soon as possible and includes,  skin hygiene, manual lymph drainage (MLD), bandaging and compression and remedial exercises. For more information call 800-339-8758.

Piedmont Therapy
Piedmont Therapy offers a variety of outpatient rehabilitation programs that include, but are not limited to, sports physical therapy, hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, and industrial rehabilitation.