Jim King, OTR, PhD, CHT

James W. King, OTR, PhD, CHT has over 41 years of experience as a licensed occupational therapist and is a certified hand therapist. Dr. King has a background and extensive knowledge in the areas of clinical rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity, qualitative and quantitative research, work-related assessment and ergonomic work design, and health care management and business development. With over 170 local, state, national, and international professional presentations, as well as multiple clinical and business publications to his name, Dr. King is a lifetime fellow and past president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, and 2003 recipient of the Nathalie Barr Lectureship, ASHT’s highest award. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Hand Therapy, Chairman of the American Hand Therapy Foundation, and has been a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Texas Occupational Therapy Association since 1979. He currently holds the position of Managing Partner for the Southeast Texas Rehabilitation Network in Houston, Texas, and is a full-time clinician and researcher. Dr. King earned his Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and earned Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Texas Woman’s University. In his doctoral dissertation, Dr. King performed a mixed design study in which he explored psychosocial factors in the development and progression of cumulative trauma disorders and then used the findings to develop and test a curriculum designed to guide healthcare professionals with a person-centered approach.

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