Frye Rehabilitation Services - Close to Home


Frye Regional offers comprehensive rehabilitation and acute care for inpatients as well as outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy. In addition, we have an offsite physical therapy office in Caldwell county specializing in orthopedic and sports injuries.  We provide highly-experienced therapists, a specially-trained rehabilitation physician (physiatrist) and specialized nurses that provide care in a family-oriented environment where individuals who have suffered an illness or injury have the opportunity to rebuild their lives and a higher level of function.

Our services are close to home for people throughout the Greater Hickory Metro Area, thus eliminating the inconvenience of overnight hotel stays or enduring long drives to hospitals out of the area.

Our Programs:

Inpatient Rehabilitation   

If you or a loved one are recovering from a stroke, orthopedic injury, traumatic brain injury, or other serious condition and are 18 years or older, Frye Regional’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has the resources to help you recover. According to newly released stroke rehabilitation guidelines developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, it is recommended that patients suffering from a stroke be treated at an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than at a skilled nursing facility.

Frye Regional's care team is comprised of experienced, enthusiastic, highly-specialized interdisciplinary staff that includes:

Josh Brown, MD
Medical Director
Frye Regional Inpatient Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Physician (Physiatrist) Josh Brown, MD who sees patients a minimum of three times per week

Rehabilitation Nurses also provide excellent care for patients as well as physical, occupational and speech therapists.

For information about our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program or to make a referral please call 828.315.3601 or send an email to




Acute Care

  • Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists provide evaluations and treatments to our acute care patients within the hospital.

Specialized Outpatient Physical Therapy Programs

  • Aquatic Therapy Program – Our warm water therapeutic pool maintains a temperature of 95-96 degrees.
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Balance/Falls/Vestibular Program
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pelvic Health Program
  • LSVT Big
  • Home safety assessments

For more information about any of our physical therapy programs, please call 828.315.3186.

Specialized Outpatient Occupational Therapy Programs

  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • LSVT Big
  • Lymphedema
  • SAEBO Hand Therapy
  • Orthopedic/Hand Treatment
  • Home Safety Assessments
  • Driver Assessment Program

For more information about our occupational therapy programs, please call 828.315.3186.

Specialized Speech Therapy Programs

  • LSVT Loud
  • Dysphasia Assessment
  • Speech and Language (communication) Recovery after stroke, brain injury or neuromuscular disease
  • Modified Barium Swallow Study

For information about our speech therapy programs. please call 828.315.3186.

Coordinated Outpatient Services (COPS)

The COPS program is designed for individuals who have had a life-changing injury or illness resulting in functional limitations that need more than one therapy service. The program uses an interdisciplinary team approach for individuals who require comprehensive rehabilitation in a structured setting. Occupational, physical and speech therapies are coordinated for clients enrolled in this program.

For information about our COPS program, please call 828.315.3497.

Piedmont Therapy

Piedmont Therapy is an outpatient physical therapy clinic offering a broad spectrum of physical therapy services to the Caldwell County area. The clinic specializes in orthopedic and sports injury rehabilitation so patients can return to play.

For information about Piedmont Therapy, please call 828.728.8317.

Athletic Training Services

Athletic training services are provided at three area High Schools (Hickory High, South Caldwell, Fred T Foard) and in the communities focusing on injury prevention, on-site care and safe return to sports for students. Frye Regional's athletic trainers are certified to provide baseline Impact Concussion Testing to better care for our athletes.

For information about our athletic training services, please call 828.728.8317

Find Us

Frye Regional Inpatient Rehabilitation 
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: 828.315.3601

Inpatient Rehabilitation Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

Frye Regional Outpatient Rehabilitation 
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: 828.315.3186

Outpatient Rehabilitation Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Frye Regional's Outpatient Rehabilitation Program is offered in the Outpatient Therapy Services Department at the hospital's main campus located on North Center Street. Enter through the Outpatient Therapy Services area. Valet parking is available.