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Inpatient Rehabilitation


At FirstHealth of the Carolinas, our 15 semi-private bed Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is dedicated to being a regional leader in medical rehabilitation services. Our FirstHealth mission, to care for people, drives our focus to help you be as independent as possible in all aspects of your daily life. We use a team approach to your care – with you and your caregivers at the center.



Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals must meet certain requirements that are not mandatory in other settings such as nursing homes. Learn more about the differences that set hospital inpatient rehab apart from other rehab options. Everyone considered for admission must be able to tolerate a minimum of three hours of therapy per day; need two out of three therapies that are offered (PT, OT and SLP); must have the potential for improvement; and must have an identified caregiver or planned community destination following completion of the program.


For more information on FirstHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation call (910) 715-1600 or read our admissions booklet



Inpatient Rehabilitation at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst has been accredited by CARF International as an adult inpatient rehabilitation program and a stroke specialty program since 1996. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) assesses an organization’s commitment to ongoing quality improvement, a commitment to excellence and a strong focus on the patient experience. This voluntary accreditation process applies a rigorous set of standards to the organization ensuring that it is providing the highest quality of care possible. 


Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

FirstHealth of the Carolinas CARF-accredited Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is a program of coordinated and integrated medical and rehabilitation services that are provided 24 hours a day and promote the active participation and preferences of the person served throughout the entire program. The scope and intensity of care provided are based on the medical and rehabilitation needs of the person served. Read about our patient outcomes.


Common impairments treated that are listed below are of recent onset or regression, that has resulted in activity and participation limitations related to a loss of function in mobility, activities of daily living, cognition or communication:

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injury
  • Complex Orthopedic Conditions
  • Debility related to surgical or medical conditions
  • Hip Fractures
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injuries incomplete C6 and complete C7 and below. Patients with incomplete C5 level of injury may be considered for inpatient rehab but must be thoroughly reviewed by the Medical Director. Patients with the following new or worsening comorbidities would exclude patient from the program if therapy participation is prevented or becomes contraindicated:
    • Respiratory complications impacting pulmonary status causing significant respiratory insufficiency/ compromise.
    • Significant cardiac disease that lead to uncontrolled heart arrythmias, heart failure or low ejection fraction.
    • Progressive or active cancer diagnosis.
    • Body weight > 350 Lbs.
    • Any other medical condition listed under the limitations of programs.


Inpatient Rehabilitation Stroke Specialty Program

FirstHealth of the Carolinas CARF-accredited Stroke Specialty Program recognizes the individuality, preferences, strengths, and needs of the persons served and their families/support systems. Read about our patient outcomes.


The program focuses on the unique needs of persons who have sustained a stroke, including:

  • Minimizing impairments and secondary complications
  • Reducing activity limitations
  • Maximizing participation and quality of life
  • Decreasing environmental barriers
  • Preventing recurrent stroke


The stroke specialty program in collaboration with patients and families provides an integrated system of care that is focused on early prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of conditions related to stroke and its complications. This is achieved through interventions in the following areas:

  • Promotion of lifestyle changes that focus on reducing the risk factors for recurrent stroke such as diet modification, exercise management, medication management, smoking, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.
  • Maximizing functional independence
  • Psychological and social adaptation skills
  • Providing additional support services for community integration and participation
  • Training in assistive devices
  • orthotics and prosthetics for individuals with limb impairments
  • Activities of daily living training such as eating, dressing, grooming, bathing and homemaking
  • Formal falls-prevention programs
  • Cognitive activities for individuals with cognitive impairments
  • Speech and language therapy for individuals with swallowing dysfunction and aphasia
  • Overall mobility, balance and functional training programs


Stroke Education

A program designed to help you understand strokes and how to keep yourself as healthy as possible. Take our online course and join our online stroke support group.


Patient Resources

FirstHealth MyChart

With the new online FirstHealth MyChart patient portal, FirstHealth patients can now communicate safely and securely with their health care providers, pay their balances online, review their health history and schedule appointments. Sign up here!


Portable Health Profile

Fill out your Portable Health Profile to print and bring with you.


FirstHealth On the Go

FirstHealth On the Go makes doctors available 24 hours a day for non-emergency medical needs. Meet with a doctor on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. 


Additional Resources 


Acquired Brain Injury

Spinal Cord Injury


Emergency Preparedness


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