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Sara Kate Frye, OTD, MS, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS

  • Assistant Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Health Sciences

Affiliated Programs


  • Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate
    Thomas Jefferson University (PA)
  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy
    Towson University (MD)
  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy
    Towson University (MD)

About Me

I am an occupational therapist with a passion for teaching and learning. My clinical expertise includes in inpatient and home health rehabilitation with clinical specialties in spinal cord injury, brain injury, neurological disorders, oncology, and cardiopulmonary conditions. I enjoy developing educational content that allows learners to master skills that elevate their clinical practice.

Research Interests

My clinical research interests relate to providing evidence to support occupational therapy interventions and provide effective, quality care to the clients we serve.

Media Expertise

  • Rehabilitation
  • Home Health Care
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Oncology
  • Heart Disease
  • Accessibility
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Assistive Technology (wheelchair seating and positioning)


  • Frye, S. K., & Bell, A. (2022). Heart Smart: A Virtual Self-Management Intervention for Homebound People With Heart Failure: A Pilot Study. Home Health Care Management & Practice.
  • Frye, S. K., & Geigle, P. R. (2021). A comparison of prefabricated and custom made resting hand splints for individuals with cervical spinal cord injury: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical rehabilitation, 35(6), 861–869.
  • Frye, S. K., & Geigle, P. R. (2020). Current U.S. splinting practices for individuals with cervical spinal cord injury. Spinal cord series and cases, 6(1), 49.
  • Frye, S. K., Geigle, P. R., York, H. S., & Sweatman, W. M. (2020). Functional passive range of motion of individuals with chronic cervical spinal cord injury. The journal of spinal cord medicine, 43(2), 257–263.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Occupational Therapy Association


  • Craig H. Neilsen Professional Development Award of ASIA (2017)
  • University of Maryland Rehab & Ortho Academic Recognition Award (2015)