Webinar Date: October 8, 2018
In an exciting upcoming fall event, the Section on Women’s Health is proud to announce it will be partnering with the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) to host a live webinar. This interactive question and answer style event will feature a panel of knowledgeable speakers from both the SoWH and ISSTD.
The emphasis of this event will centralize around trauma, abuse, and pelvic health physical therapy. It will be an excellent opportunity to dive deeper into trauma to explore how it affects our patients, how it may impact our treatment, and how we can better serve our patients with this common yet unique history. We want to hear from you! In the upcoming month, we will be sending out a call for questions that you want to hear answered by this incredibly talented and diverse panel.
Section on Women’s Health-American Physical Therapy Association (SoWH) is a professional association of more than 3,000 physical therapists. Members provide the latest evidence-based physical therapy services to everyone from childbearing women to peri-menopausal mothers, young athletes to men with incontinence or other pelvic health complications.
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs.
Lauren Collins is a licensed physical therapist and a certified lymphedema therapist. She has practiced physical therapy for 20 years with an emphasis in women's health for the past 16 years, inclusive of pelvic floor dysfunction for the past 10 years, where she treats both women and men. Lauren believes in multi-layer healing and incorporates a philosophy of whole self healing in her treatments. She is a trained sexual assault survivor advocate and has special interest areas in working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and cultural competency. She provides educational workshops to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence to assist them in healing pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction issues. She has presented on sexual trauma and pelvic pain at several conferences supporting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.