Dr. Lauren H. Collins (she/her) is a board-certified physical therapist and certified lymphedema therapist and professor at Howard University. She graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1998. She has practiced physical therapy for 20 years with an emphasis on women’s health for the past 16 years, inclusive of pelvic floor dysfunction for the past 10 years. She has specialized training in Craniosacral therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Myofascial Release as part of her manual therapy skills. She is a teaching assistant with the American Physical Therapy Association’s Women’s Health section and the Barral Institute for Visceral Manipulation. She lectures nationally on pelvic floor physical therapy for survivors of trauma and abuse.
Lauren believes in multilayer healing and incorporates a philosophy of the whole self-healing in her treatments. She is a trained sexual assault survivor first responder and has special interest areas in working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and issues around cultural competency. She provides multifaceted workshops and training sessions to survivors as well as those organizations that support survivors in healing chronic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction issues.