Health Sphere Wellness Center

Testimonials

Gracie's progress...

Its been so long since our family has seen you and I'm sure you get updates on Miss Gracie, but I wasn't sure if you've seen her two latest videos. Once is her laughing with the help of a Passy Muir Valve, it was only her second day with it. And the other one is of her sitting independently for 4 1/2 minutes! She has made such great progress and we're are so thankful for you and Mrs. Martha helping us work with her to achieve her goals and greatest potential.
--Roxanne and Gracie


I Can Move My Shoulder With No Pain

I just wanted to let you know that when I was exercising my left shoulder this morning it went to almost 180 degrees right away, with no pain!! It's easier lying down than standing but it seems to be moving much easier - THANK YOU !!!!!!!!
--LF


School Is Not As Much of Struggle

Austin came to us in foster care at 15 months old. He is now 7 years old and has been adopted for 4 years. We first noticed his difficulty learning in the first days of his kindergarten year. He had difficulties with number and letter orientation as well as phonics and attentiveness.

We searched for help the entirety of his kindergarten and first grade years, but were hitting brick walls everywhere we turned. My daughter, Whitney, met Dr. Karen while enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Volunteer State Community College. After discussing Austin’s situation with Dr. Karen, we knew we had finally found the help Austin needed. His first visit to the Health Sphere Clinic gave us the answers we had searched so diligently to find.

She explained that Austin had not received the care that babies require to develop proper neurological pathways that lead to depth perception, balance and coordination. Dr. Karen works well with Austin and also spends time teaching and explaining to us what we can do at home to optimize his progress. Austin has made substantial improvement in the mere 3 months he has been treated by Dr. Karen. He is now in his second grade year and school is not as much of a struggle for any of us.
--Patricia


You pinpointed exactly what I needed

Your treatments have helped improve my range of motion, feeling and function. Your ability to treat the whole person and the very specific issues are two of the main reasons I believe you are so successful. You pinpointed exactly what I needed and provided the various treatments to improve my conditions, yet you also dealt with all of the issues that could impede dealing. Thank you so much for helping me to improve!
--JK Kelly


I thought I would never be able to walk again.

I first met Karen Pryor in May of 2006 after I had a hip replacement then fell and broke my leg. I also had what is called ‘drop foot’ with no control of my left foot and ankle. It just dangled. Karen came to my house to do therapy with me. I was in a wheel chair and a brace at that time, confined to my house. I thought I would never be able to walk again. I was very depressed about my situation. With Karen’s help I learned how to exercise and walk again with the help of a walker, later graduating to a cane. I started going to Karen’s clinic while still on a walker. She did some sonic waves, exercises on my leg and foot, and also massages. She taught me exercises that I could do on my own. I recommend to everyone who has a problem with arthritis or joint pain to see Karen. I know if I had gotten connected with her sooner and received help, I may not have had to have the hip replacement. I thank God for her because with her help, I walk today without the help of a cane or a brace. And I am able to wear normal shoes again.
--Kathy K.


I was fortunate to have you recommended to me

Thank you so much! After living with a pinched nerve in my hip for 1 1/2 years and going to chiropractors (with no success), I was fortunate to have you recommended to me. With your therapy and advice on exercising and eating healthy, I feel 100% better. Thanks again.
--Susan P.


Dr. Pryor was able to make significant changes in my son during our first visit there.

My 3-year-old son is currently diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay. We’ve spent the last two years going from doctor to doctor having various tests performed...always looking for solutions to help with his many issues. He has also been receiving speech, occupational, and physical therapy during this time through the TEIS system, but it ended in March when he turned 3 which left me seeking new therapists. My mother had been giving me articles from Health and Wellness magazine written by Dr. Pryor. I found the changes she had created in her patients to be remarkable and decided to give it a try in spite of the hour-long drive each way. Dr. Pryor was able to make significant changes in my son during our first visit there. She completely changed the gait of his walk which is something he has struggled with since learning to walk. Dr. Pryor spends time teaching me what activities I can do at home to help further my son’s progress. I can’t say enough about how pleased we are with her treatment and his resulting progress. The decision to take my son to see Dr. Pryor is one of the best decisions I’ve made. I would highly recommend her to anyone with most any type of problem and especially for children with developmental issues.
--Alisa Walling


You pinpointed exactly what I needed

Your treatments have helped improve my range of motion, feeling, and function. Your ability to treat the whole person and the very specific issues are two of the main reasons I believe you are so successful. You pinpointed exactly what I needed and provided the various treatments to improve my conditions, yet you also dealt with all of the issues that could impede healing. Thank you so much for helping me improve!
--Jeffrey "JK" Kelly


My daughter was diagnosed with Plantar's Faciatis

My daughter, Sarah Kate was diagnosed with Plantar's Faciatis last year. Because I suffered with it myself a few years ago, I almost despaired when my 11 year old developed it. Because Sarah Kate takes three dance classes a week and loves it, I just couldn't imagine how we were going to get that foot well and since I had the cortisone shot in my heel and it was extremely painful I did not want that for her. Karen took an integrative approach combining traditional ultrasound and stretches and then altering her diet to bring down the inflammation in her body naturally. She also looked at the sole of Sarah Kate's shoes and built up the arches in her shoes so she had better support. That child's foot healed remarkably quickly and Karen took the time to make it interesting and fun for her to visit. I have since recommended Karen to everyone I have met who has plantar's faciatis. I haven't found her integrative approach anywhere here in Nashville and I feel confident in recommending her to my friends.
--Sue Ann Hemphill


Found a bulging disc specialist

No stranger to physical therapy, I find a unique confidence in Karen’s approach to getting to the source of my pain. In a word, she’s fearless. Most won’t know that intense distance.

Karen is truly an intuitive breath of healing air. This is not a temporary fix; her therapy is the long haul.

In my case, I have found a bulging disc specialist who also sends me home with extremely effective pain killing exercises.
--Nelljean Dendy


I couldn't walk without a cane

I came to Health Sphere Wellness Center (HSWC) several months ago because I couldn’t walk without a cane and would scream with pain as I turned over in bed and tried to get up. My husband had to help me up because I couldn’t do it by myself. Now I can get around by myself. HSWC used physical therapy treatments, diet suggestions, massage, electric stimulation, heating pads, and exercise machine. I am now a lot better. Thanks!
--Margaret McBrid


Karen's Willingness to Listen...

My mother was a patient of Karen Pryor's, and I just wanted to take the time to say “Thank you.” She has had nothing but wonderful things to say about her care, as well as Karen's willingness to listen to her. Being at home a lot made her a little lonely and she was thankful that people were patient in listening and taking time to care for her. Thank you again, for everything.
--C.C.


The audience was like a group of "human sponges"

I would personally like to thank Karen Pryor PhD, PT for speaking at our recent meeting for Health & Wellness Magazine. Over 70 people attended this meeting and Karen is such a dynamic, entertaining, provocative speaker. Learning about her research with helping children with disabilities as well as adults recover from accidents is truly remarkable. The audience was like a group of "human sponges" asking for more information on her work. We have asked Karen to write articles in Health & Wellness Magazine on a regular basis. Karen is compassionate and open and sharing. She responded to the audience and answered questions directly and sincerely. I do not recall a standing ovation for a speaker at these meetings in the past-Karen got it and deserved it! She is exceptional!
--Patricia Martin-Publisher
Health & Wellness Magazine


She does amazing things

Karen has a very successful practice as a holistic physical therapist. Once you go into her clinic, she does amazing things. If you know Karen for 5 minutes, you love her. We all call her "Caring" instead of Karen.
-- Jana Stanfield


In a word, she's fearless.

No stranger to physical therapy, I find a unique confidence in Karen Pryor's approach to getting to the source of my pain. In a word, she's fearless. Most won't know that intense distance.
--Nelljean Dendy


knowledgeable staff, extreme kindness, helpful information

Karen Pryor's Health Sphere Wellness Center staff is professionally informed, trained, educated. They assisted me on the road to wellness and healing. I experienced a knowledgeable staff, extreme kindness, helpful information on disciplined eating and drinking, detoxifying and purging toxins from my body, weight management, proper training on exercising and an overall caring atmosphere.
--DeAnn


Karen was my biggest cheerleader

When I came to know Karen Pryor and her staff I was just two months out of a motorcycle accident and subsequent fall and spinal cord injury. I had left side partial paralysis and some right side loss of function. I had 13 broken bones, and 5 surgeries. I had just relearned to walk but was very, very unsteady. Karen was my biggest cheerleader and offered such encouragement to me. I almost immediately responded to her unique style of care and support. I think Karen's ability to think "outside the box" makes her so different from any therapist I've ever known. I would strongly encourage anyone who truly has the desire for recovery to spend time with Karen and her staff. You'll find a welcoming sincere group of folks who know what their role is and understand the fragile state their patients occupy. I always felt "at home" whenever I spent time there. I knew I had a group of people who were always on my side and giving their best to help me get better. Recovery from any injury or illness is frustrating and frightening. Anyone who is in that battle needs the finest support they can find. Karen Pryor and HealthSphere is a place that can make that journey a success.
--Joel D. Cooper, DDS, MS


Therapy with Karen was a rewarding experience.

Karen Pryor not only offers a pleasant and nurturing environment, but also wonderful expertise. There were times when I was in such pain that it felt I could hardly walk coming in for my appointments and during the course of a few sessions I felt much better. It was with Karen's caring and knowledgeable touch that my back began to heal. Therapy with Karen was a rewarding experience. Should I need physical therapy again, Karen is the therapist I would see.
--Sara


every inch a professional

Karen Pryor gave me excellent care. She provided good advice and was every inch a professional. Her office provided the very best in customer service.
--Al McCree