Athletic Training Services
The best way to take care of a sports-related injury is to prevent it from happening it in the first place.
Frye Regional Medical Center’s certified athletic trainers work closely with athletes during training, practices, and competitions to help prevent injuries. When an injury does occur our athletic trainers are the first to help address the injury and evaluate what further medical attention is needed.
Frye Regional maintains the highest standards of care by offering preventive, diagnostic, rehabilitative and surgical services for athletes of all ages.
To ensure optimal care is provided, our team coordinates services with local physicians, including orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians, internal medicine and other necessary medical specialties.
It is our mission to:
- Offer athletic training services to athletes of all ages throughout our region
- Enhance the performance of athletes through specialized training programs
- Excel in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries
- Return the athlete to maximum performance in the shortest time possible
Whether it's our annual sports physicals, sports injury screenings, specialized injury treatments, safety training, or on-field game coverage, Frye Regional Medical Center serves our community's student-athletes on an individual basis.
For over two decades, we have partnered with local schools to improve the health and safety of student athletes. As full-time hospital employees, our athletic trainers report daily to their assigned school to serve as a medical resource for school staff and students, provide medical coverage for home athletic practices and events, and help parents navigate the medical system to provide the most efficient treatment plan for student athletes when an injury or illness occurs. These services are supplied at no cost to the schools.
Frye Regional Medical Center is the official sports medicine provider for:
- Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletics
- Hickory High School
- Hickory Christian Academy
- Fred T. Foard High School
- South Caldwell High School
For information about our athletic training services, please call 828.728.8317.