Karen Pryor PhD, PT, DPT, ND, CH
KAREN PRYOR, PhD, PT, DPT, has a doctorate in physical therapy and has practiced for 40 years in the field. Involved with birth to three through early intervention since 1986, she developed techniques to be utilized in homes, childcare centers, and school systems to advance therapy programs in children. Karen is a sought after speaker on Neuroplasticity across the United States.
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. Karen received President’s award for Volunteer Service in Tennessee for the advancement of treatment of children in 2010 from President Barack Obama. 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.,
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee State University, Daymar College, Volunteer State Community College and Nashville State Community College).
In conjunction with her teaching duties, Dr. Pryor is active on boards of Tennessee State University, 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.
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Assess, Address and Integrate Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex and Promote Functional Skills
ATNR, Palmar and Plantar Grasp Reflexes: Influence, Integrate, Motor Learning and Behavior to Promote Functional Skills for Children with CNS Dysfunction
PALMAR GRASP: Influence, Integration and Motor Learning Behavior for Children With or Without CNS Dysfunction
PLANTAR GRASP: Nervous System Associations and Neuroplasticity Integration for Children with CNS Dysfunction
The Neurological Basis for Sensory Strategies: How to Have More Successful Outcomes in Person and Telehealth