ATLANTA!!! We will be having a FREE clinic the weekend of Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st. To register, follow the link below. See the flyer to the right for details.
The PT Wellness Project provides direct client/patient pro-bono physical therapy and complimentary therapy services and educational workshops and trainings to Black survivors, culturally specific organizations that support survivors, shelters and rape and domestic violence crisis centers in various weekend clinics nationally. Complimentary therapy services may be inclusive of: yoga, acupuncture, Reiki therapy, massage therapy, and art, music or dance therapy. By providing these services, we can help close the health inequity gap for Black Survivors of domestic and partner violence, and sexual assault who were also affected by Covid. In addition, the PT Wellness Project will invite and supervise rising third year or graduating physical therapy doctoral students from HBCU’s and Black student physical therapist from other institutions to be trained in trauma informed care and be able to provide additional physical therapy services while at the same time increasing their experience to become community based, empathetic, exceptional physical therapist in their field.
If you are a Black culturally specific organization who supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and you are interested in a pro bono weekend PT clinic for your clients or an educational workshop training for your clients or staff, please reach out to Lauren H. Collins at email@example.com. Please include in the subject line "Interested in a Clinic or Workshop".
This project was supported by Building the Capacity of Black Programs Initiative, supported by Grant Number 90EV0555-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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A resource to help find a Black mental health service provider
A resource guide for support of survivors of domestic violence
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Lauren H Collins Wellness understands that true healing incorporates healing the many dimensions of dysfunction. I strive to provide holistic physical therapy services; addressing body, mind, and spirituality into treatment sessions. Our therapist has specialized training in various evidence based hands on manual therapy treatments but also incorporates energy work and intuitive healing practices. We believe in providing trauma informed services and treat and create safe spaces for all people.
Lauren H. Collins Wellness and the PT Wellness Project's mission is to provide culturally relevant and specific healing services via licensed physical therapy services, inclusive of assessments, treatments and education, and other relevant traditional and complementary healing approaches, to Black Survivors across the diaspora of domestic and partner violence and sexual assault, from a primary to tertiary degree. In addition, Lauren H. Collins Wellness has a mission to promote the education of Black student physical therapist to provide culturally relevant and specific healing services to Black Survivors across the diaspora as stated above.
Dr. Lauren provides in-home and telehealth physical therapy services. Services are provided in the Washington, DC and immediate metro Maryland regions. The duration of In home treatment sessions are 55 min. Teleheath sessions may last from 15 min to 60 min with rates according to length of time of session.
Initial evaluations will include a thorough verbal interview to understand your individual circumstances. After the interview, a comprehensive physical assessment on a holistic level will be performed; assessing the full body. Follow-up visits will work to progress you towards the goals you and your therapist set for yourself by means of physical treatment, education, activity modification and exercise. You will be given a home program to continue for your progress.
Appointments can be booked by contacting Dr. Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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According to Black Women’s Blueprint, “The Truth Commission on Black Women and Sexual Violence” 2012, 40-60% of Black women report subjection to sexual coercion by 18 years old. (See the link for more facts.) A history of childhood sexual abuse can be a catalyst for many adult ailments.
According to RAINN, every 98 seconds a person is sexually assaulted. Those traumatized by sexual assault can develop chronic pain issues as well as the many other issues that may afflict a survivor. Communities of color are disproportionately affected by sexual assault and are underserved. We have also revived the non-profit Vital Self Healing, Inc. to provide services and education for survivors in underserved communities. Thank you for your generosity.
The Felt Vulva Project was created by Lauren H. Collins PT, DPT, CLT to give survivors of sexual and domestic trauma a way to reconnect with their bodies in a positive way. These women beautifully expressed their love for themselves through The Felt Vulva Project. We celebrate these women and their healing
If you require immediate assistance:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673
We acknowledge the abhorrent history of discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community. At Lauren H Collins Wellness we stand with and support you! You have a safe space here.