Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist and began practice in 1979. 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 and Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee from 2014-2024. 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. In conjunction with her teaching duties, Dr. Pryor is active on boards of the Maori Foundation (Japan), 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.
- Financial: Karen Pryor is the owner of Health Sphere Wellness Center and receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC.
- Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.