Pain, Nerves and Edema: The Evolving Frontier
The 25th Annual Education Conference 

March 28-29, 2020

Omni Houston Westside



Kimberly Goldie Staines has been an invited presenter at the national and international levels. Her accomplishments and scientific contributions to hand therapy are known through her many scientific papers, publications, posters, and book chapters.

She has been recognized by the American Society of Hand Therapists, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons for her contributions to the field. She has been part of the Poster and Scientific paper committees for ASHT annual meetings, a member of the ASHT Practice Committee as well as a member of ASHT and ASSH.

She completed a research fellowship at the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital which is focused on the management of overuse injuries in musicians. In recognition of her musician research, she was invited to present at the Menuhin International Violin Competition.

She ran the Houston Hand Interest Group for over 5 years. She is part of the AHTF board. She has been Secretary of Texas Chapter for ASHT 2004 to 2006, Education Coordinator of TSHT 2015-2016, and was awarded the best TSHT Scientific Poster in 2018.





Matthew Wymore graduated with a Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD), 2002 from Creighton University and a Bachelor of Science-Health Science, 1999 from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He became Certified in Hand Therapy in 2007.  He has also acquired certification in Dry Needling for Hand Therapy-2017, Clinical Instructor Certification-AOTA-2013, and Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist Upper Quadrant-2011.

He works at West Texas Rehabilitation Center in San Angelo, Texas as Assistant Director of Adult Therapy services, Assistant supervisor to adult physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy, and works with local area college and high school athletes.

He has been awarded as Boys and Girls Club mentor of the year 2008, Sarpy County Leadership Graduate 2009, Leadership San Angelo Graduate 2011, 40 under 40 Leadership Award-San Angelo 2013, Outstanding Guest Lecture-Angelo State University Physical Therapy Program 2015, 2016, 2017 and Top Clinical Poster Award-Texas Hand Therapy Conference in San Antonio 2017.

He has taught in many Continuing education courses, he taught the splinting class for the Angelo State Doctorate physical therapy students, Adjunct clinical professor of physical therapy at Angelo State University.

He was the Treasurer of West Plains and District Representative of the Great Plains West for Texas Occupational Therapy Association. He has had numerous research participation.  He published at the Texas Society of Hand Therapy (TSHT) News at Hand 2016 June Issue.  He was TSHT presenter in 2019, poster presenter in 2017 and 2018, and the recipient of the Best Clinical Poster in 2017.


Unfortunately, the national emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for TSHT and the host hotel to present the 2020 Education Conference in the manner originally intended.  We are particularly mindful of the local and federal directives to avoid gatherings of the size anticipated for our conference.  Accordingly, in the interest of your personal safety and the safety of our larger community, the TSHT Executive Board is formally canceling TSHT’s 2020 Education Conference and all pre-conferences scheduled for March 27-29, in Houston, Texas.

We anticipate that many of you are also concerned about monetary payments made with the expectation of participating in the conference.  Our Executive Board has approved a refund of all registration fees minus the annual membership cost for each member.  All vendors and other supporters will also receive refunds. 

Despite the large number of participants, we will still make every effort to process your refunds within the next forty-five (45) days. If you wish to donate to the association, please email 

If you did not register for the conference, but would like to become a member to receive updates and eblasts please visit


Please contact the OMNI regarding the cancellation of your room. 

“The new Room Rate was $89.00” (if you already booked for $119, the hotel will reimburse you)

– Complimentary 3 MB Wi-Fi in Guest rooms. Complimentary as a Select Guest Member – so register before with Omni as a Select guest member to receive Internet for free.
– Discounted meeting room rental
– Complimentary Access to Fitness Center
– Complimentary Self Parking

To book your room follow the following ling and use the Group Code  320HANDSOCIETY to get your discount.


Any inquiries please email

TSHT address:  PO Box 6615 Alamo Heights, TX 78209


The Mission of TSHT: The mission of the Texas Society for Hand Therapy is charitable, educational, and scientific, as defined in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including but not limited to the promotion of education, research and advancement of science in the field of hand therapy. The Corporation intends to fulfill its mission through communication, education, research and the establishment of clinical standards. We seek to bring hand therapists and colleagues in the medical community together providing the opportunity to maintain highest methodologies in the clinic while creating new innovative ways to treat patients, blending evidence based science and art.  Ultimately, our goal is to provide a platform for hand therapists to maintain clinical standards and independent status in healthcare, keeping awareness with our policy makers, and advocating ethical fees for service.