Patricia King Patricia (Trish) M. King, PT, PhD, OCS, MTC is Professor and Director of the University of St. Augustine’s DPT program in Austin, Texas. Dr. King has over 25 years experience as a physical therapy educator with past appointments at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Shenandoah University, Tennessee State University and Arkansas State University. Dr. King has a long history with the University of St. Augustine beginning with completion of certification in manual therapy (MTC) in 1982 (then the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences). She became a continuing education instructor (S-1 courses) in 1987 and served the University of St. Augustine (USA) as Director of Graduate Programs and C from 1992-1994, Director of Distance Education from 1994-2000 and Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMPT) Clinical Residency faculty 1992-1998. Dr. King had the privilege of serving USA administratively during the initial achievement of independent college status from the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and University (SBICU) as well as during the initial accreditations from the Distance Education and Training Commission (DETC) and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The Trish King Alumni Award for Professional Excellence was established by USA in recognition of her contributions to the university; she is also a recipient of the James A. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Orthopaedic Section.Dr. King holds a BS degree in Community Health Education from East Tennessee State University, a BS in Physical Therapy from UT Memphis, a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology from the University of Memphis and is a PhD from the University of Florida in Medical Anthropology and Women’s Studies. She is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy (OCS) and a certified orthopaedic manual physical therapist (MTC). She has practiced physical therapy in a variety of private and hospital based clinics in Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Arkansas and Mississippi. Her practice focus is OMPT for spine and pelvic pain. Dr. King has multiple publications and presentations on chronic pelvic pain in women and served seven years as the Editor of the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Her contributions to women’s health physical therapy were recognized by her receipt of the Elizabeth Nobel Award from the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health in 2000. Dr. King has served the APTA in a variety of positions including the Task Force on Manipulation from 1998-2011 during which time she directed and co-edited the publication of the APTA’s Manipulation Education Manual (MEM); she is currently a member of the APTA’s Manipulation Work Group. In addition to the APTA, Dr. King maintains membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist, the International Pelvic Pain Society, the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology.