Upon completing the first North American fellowship specializing in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, Kimberly Goldie Staines established herself in the Houston Hand community. Staines has mastered the complex management of the elite performer over the last 20 years and has been an invited presenter at national and international level. Her accomplishments and scientific contributions to hand therapy through scientific papers, publications, and book chapters have been recognized by the American Society of Hand Therapists, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. Staines and Dr. Evan Collins, at the Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM) at the Houston Methodist Hospital, have developed a unique appreciation for the management and rehabilitation demands exclusive to the musician as an athlete. CPAM is currently researching the specific intricacies of hand rehabilitation in the musician. Staines is employed as a Certified Hand Therapist at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Kimberly Goldie Staines is speaker in the Musicians as Athletes event during the Menuhin Competition.