KAREN PRYOR, PHD, PT, DPT, has a doctorate degree in physical therapy and has practiced for 37 years in the field. Involved with birth to three through early intervention since 1986, she has developed techniques to be utilized in homes, clinic, childcare centers, and school systems to advance therapy programs in children. Appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam from 2014-2019, Dr. Pryor serves on the Board of Leadership Interagency Coordinating Council for early intervention. In 2010, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama for the advancement of treatment of children. In addition, Dr. Pryor was an adjunct professor at Tennessee State University Occupational Therapy School (2012-2013) as well as Volunteer State Community College Physical Therapy Assistant School (2008-2009). Currently, she is a Certified Clinical Instructor for several additional colleges and universities, including the University of Tennessee and Belmont University. Dr. Pryor is also active on the boards of Caring Health Foundation, Daymar College, and Nashville State Community College. She has been a Physical Therapy tester for the Peabody Developmental Motor Scale 3, and is involved with a Neonatal Abstinence Committee pilot research group (babies born addicted) in Nashville, Tennessee. 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—Receives a speaking honorarium Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial—No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.