PTS Rehab Works became a 501 (c) 3 public charity on February 3, 2011. Our mission is to provide pro-bono physical therapy and health education by treating, teaching and training.
Our nonproft was established out of an existing incorporated business, Physical & Sports Rehab, a privately-owned, physical therapy clinic in Largo, Maryland founded by Dr. Paul Heath. With 17 years of experience as a physical therapist, Mr. Heath has encountered many uninsured and underinsured patients who need rehabilitative care and wellness education, which he could not readily provide. In order to help address their needs, Mr. Heath founded PTS Rehab Works Inc.
PTS Rehab Works is centrally located in Prince George’s County and accessible by public transportation. The clinic provides free physical therapy services, health care education, nutrition and wellness counseling to individuals and families residing in low income communities in the Washington Metropolitan area.
Our primary goal is to empower people to be proactive in their health care and to build a stronger relationship with their healthcare providers, thus improving the communication and quality of care received. Through grants we are able to offer our rehabilitation and sports training programs to everyone in need.
Health Education Films
We have also recently (2019) begun a new endeavor of creating health education films in an effort to share our health education initiatives in a different format. Instead of our monthly workshops, we are now excited to report that we will now create video content that addresses key health issues in our community.
Our inaugural project is Women of Faith: Coping with Trauma. This mental health documentary takes an in-depth look into the lives of four women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, but who also triumphantly find joy, hope and peace through their faith in God and their community. We know it is a tough subject, but let’s have the tough conversation so women, children and families can find healing.
We are excited to report that our first film was accpeted into the 10th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival. It will be screened April 25, 2020 at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. We have also been invited by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to screen the film in Detroit, Michigan, March 2020. Let us know if you would like for us to bring the film and panel to your group to spark conversation on this important issue. You may submit your request to Angela Heath - firstname.lastname@example.org.