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Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT


KAREN PRYOR, PhD, PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapist and has practiced for 36 years in the field. Involved with birth to three through early intervention since 1986, she developed techniques to be utilized in homes, daycare centers, and school systems to advance therapy programs in children. Dr. Pryor serves on the Board of Leadership Interagency Coordinating Council for early intervention, appointed by Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee from 2014-2019. She also received President Barack Obama’s award for Volunteer Service in Tennessee for the advancement of treatment of children in 2010. In addition, she was an adjunct professor at Tennessee State University for the Occupational School (2012-2013) as well as Volunteer State University Physical Therapy Assistant School (2008-2009). Currently, she is a Certified Clinical Instructor for several additional colleges and universities (e.g., Belmont University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Daymar College, and Nashville State Community College). In conjunction with her teaching duties, Dr. Pryor is active on boards of the Arthritis Foundation, Daymar College, and Nashville State Community College. With her years of experience and passion for complete wellness, Dr. Pryor assists in advancing the wider view of how therapy can be integrated from birth through a person’s lifespan.