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At Femina Physical Therapy, we specialize in treating these conditions that are all too often misunderstood or dismissed as “normal” by the medical community, including pain during sex, endometriosis, incontinence, bladder pain and other pelvic floor issues.

What sets us apart from other physical therapy offices is the model of care we’ve developed that allows our patients with chronic conditions to reach their goals. Our services are one-on-one with licensed physical therapists for 55-120 minutes. No unlicensed staff are used for treatments as we feel strongly that patients deserve physical therapy done by physical therapists, and that is the only way they’ll achieve their optimal outcomes.

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About Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Heather JeffcoatHeather Jeffcoat, DPT, is the author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve.  Her documented success stories in treating vaginismus, incontinence, and other pelvic floor issues at her three Los Angeles area offices has drawn interest from around the globe. She ultimatley decided to write the book in order to make her proven techniques readily available to all who need them.

Heather received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University and her BS in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from UC San Diego.  She also received a Comprehensive Teacher Training Certification in Pilates from BASI and is a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist through the Stretch to Win Institute.

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Orthopaedic Services and Treatments

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Post-partum Renewal Program

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The IRAS Method

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PeriCoach: Kegel Exerciser for the Pelvic Floor

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Certified Attain Treatments For Incontinence

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Fascial Stretch Therapy

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Pelvic Floor Therapy: What To Expect on Your First Visit

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Prenatal, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Exercise Programs

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The Book: Sex Without Pain

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Other Pelvic Floor Issues

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Issues - Pain, Dysfunction and Fitness

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Cancer Rehabilitation Treatments

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Services We Offer

Orthopaedic Services and Treatments

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Post-partum Renewal Program

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The IRAS Method

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PeriCoach: Kegel Exerciser for the Pelvic Floor

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Certified Attain Treatments For Incontinence

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Fascial Stretch Therapy

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Pelvic Floor Therapy: What To Expect on Your First Visit

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Prenatal, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Exercise Programs

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The Book: Sex Without Pain

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Other Pelvic Floor Issues

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Issues - Pain, Dysfunction and Fitness

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Cancer Rehabilitation Treatments

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Services We Offer

Orthopaedic Services and Treatments

Read more:

Post-partum Renewal Program

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The IRAS Method

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PeriCoach: Kegel Exerciser for the Pelvic Floor

Read more:

Certified Attain Treatments For Incontinence

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Fascial Stretch Therapy

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Pelvic Floor Therapy: What To Expect on Your First Visit

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Prenatal, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Exercise Programs

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The Book: Sex Without Pain

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Other Pelvic Floor Issues

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Issues - Pain, Dysfunction and Fitness

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Cancer Rehabilitation Treatments

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The Book

Sex Without Pain, the Book

Sex Without Pain book by Heather JeffcoatWomen looking for treatment for vaginismus, painful intercourse, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, dyspareunia, interstitial cystitis, incontinence, problems with vaginal penetration such as tampon insertion, and other pelvic floor issues have all benefited from our unique physical therapy programs.

Thanks to Heather Jeffcoat's orthopaedic background, she approaches treatment of these muscles like they are....muscles! She utilizes a self-treatment tool called a dilator to provide massage and other muscle relaxation and stretching techniques in a gentle fashion to return a woman's vaginal muscles back to a resting, rather than guarded, state. Her book Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve covers all of these issues in a clear, concise, and easy to read way.
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Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve was written by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, a physical therapist with countless successes in treating pain of this type. Women with vaginismus, overactive pelvic floor, painful intercourse, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, dyspareunia, interstitial cystitis have all benefited from her unique program. Heather uses her orthopaedic background to approach treatment of these muscles like they are....muscles! She utilizes a self-treatment tool called a dilator to provide massage and other muscle relaxation and stretching techniques in a gentle fashion to return a women's muscles back to a resting, rather than guarded, state.

Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve

What Others are Saying About "Sex Without Pain ":

I have seen Heather's treatment program work time and time again with my patients. Her unique approach to treating women with painful intercourse through a combination of hands on skills, patient education and the thorough home program outlined in this book has surpassed the results of her peers. Her techniques and expertise have been an invaluable resource to my practice."

- Kerri Parks, MD (Associate Professor Ob/Gyn USC Keck School of Medicine)


I will use it frequently for clients who cannot afford pelvic floor PT or for those who cannot find pelvic floor PT any where near them! I have so needed this resource. The clarity of each step and the drawings are so helpful - I don't know of any other resource that will be as effective for self-help."

-  Joyce Penner, RN, MN (Sexual Therapist, Educator and Co-author of The Gift of Sex, Restoring the Pleasure and numerous other publications)


Sex Without Pain is an essential book for any woman suffering with pelvic or sexual pain. Heather's approach is simple and clear. She empowers the woman and her partner with the resources needed to lead a healthy and pain free sex life.  A great read for patients and professionals alike."

- Jennifer Briggs, DPT (Women's Health Physical Therapist, Pennsylvania)


• To order the paperback book directly from the publisher for $24.95, click here.

• To schedule an appointment at one of the Femina PT offices, click here.

• For a list of other trusted health care providers, click here.

• To order an electronic read-only non-printable PDF copy of the book for instant download at $19.99, use the button below:

Vaginismus, overactive pelvic floor, painful intercourse, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, dyspareunia, interstitial cystitis, and more are all covered in the Book "Sex Without Pain":

"Sex doesn't have to hurt! Whether your pain during intercourse (or your partner’s) began with a first sexual experience or after pregnancy or injury, this step-by-step guide can put you on the path to recovery, and to enjoying the sex life you deserve."

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Welcome to our site! Femina PT (located inside Fusion Wellness & Physical Therapy). Why did we launch a new brand? Since graduating from Duke University, I have always had a passion for treating my female patients throughout the lifespan. I want to reach as many women as possible and empower them with the tools and knowledge so that they can be their 100% best during pregnancy, postpartum, when trying to conceive, gaining and maintaining a healthy sex life and take care of the many symptoms they have that are TREATABLE!

Far too often women have been told by doctors and even some sex therapists that the concerns and physical problems they have are normal. In fact, they are common. Peeing on yourself, having painful intercourse, having to go to the bathroom 10+ times per day and many other symptoms that women experience throughout their lives are far from normal. I want women to know that their problems are real and happen to many other women, but should not be normalized. Common ≠ Normal.

Our fully licensed staff is experienced, compassionate, and highly trained in pelvic floor therapy. Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, issues with various pelvic organs, and primary vaginismus can all interfere with normally pleasurable sexual intercourse, and specialized pelvic sex therapy by a pelvic floor physical therapist can do wonders for not only your sexual wellbeing, but your overall health and enjoyment of life.

Thank you for stopping by,
Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Meet Our Team

Meet Heather Jeffcoat

"Heather Jeffcoat, DPT Heather (she/her/hers) is the author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex ..."

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Meet Laureen McVicker

"Laureen McVicker, PT, CLT Laureen (she/her/hers) is an accomplished physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical a..."

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Meet Lisa Weeks

"Lisa Weeks, MPT Physical Therapist Lisa (she/her/hers) began her passion in outpatient rehabilitation in 2004 while wo..."

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Meet Kasia Gondek

"Kasia Gondek, PT, DPT, CSCS Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Kasia (she/ ..."

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Meet Mary P. Shriver

"Mary P. Shriver, CMT Pre- and Post Surgical, Somatic Stress, Trauma and Massage Therapist Mary P. Shriver (she/her/her..."

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    • Testimonial by Amanda W.

      Heather's unique physical therapy program literally changed my life! After years of struggling with vaginismus, a condition that made it impossible for me to have intercourse and very difficult to use tampons without pain, a gynecologist referred me to Heather. I was nervous for my first appointment, but Heather's professional and friendly demeanor put me at ease. She did a great job explaining each technique she was using to help my muscles relax. Heather uses a combination of internal and...

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    • Testimonial by Alexandra B.

      Heather is without exaggerating AMAZING! After years of trouble with a certain part of my body, in no time, she made everything change back to equilibrium and to what would be considered normal. She explains everything in detail and therefore gives you a better understanding of why things are the way they are, and how you can work towards turning things around. I would highly recommend Heather for any type of Physical Therapy. She has created her own "Method/Therapy" through years of studying...

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    • Testimonial by S.P., Age 26

      I would like to start off by thanking Heather Jeffcoat for educating me and curing me of Vaginismus. I had been married for almost three years before I was referred to Heather. I never knew about Vaginismus until almost three years into my marriage. I knew something was wrong when I went on my honeymoon and came back a Virgin. I had always imagined how magical my first night would be but boy was I wrong.

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    • Testimonial by J.H.

      My last appointment with Heather was over 6 years ago but I still think of her every day. I don’t take for granted that I can easily get out of bed, care for my two active and busy young boys, run, play tennis, clean my house, or sit at a desk for several hours at a time. None of these tasks were easy for me before meeting Heather. Eight years ago my car was struck from behind by a tractor trailer that was estimated to have been speeding. I spent 3 years working with different PTs and Drs...

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    • Testimonial by T.H.

      I started seeing Heather in October 2014. For more than two years, I had been suffering from painful urinary tract infection type symptoms after my bartholins gland surgery which included constant burning and urinary frequency sensation that led to more and more painful intercourse.  I had made multiple visits to internist, obgyn and urologist's offices, went through a range of treatment with UTI and bladder frequency medication that included antibiotics, vesicare, estrogen cream, but nothing...

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    • Testimonial by Ann V.

      I wish i could give this place 10 stars!! 
I have been suffering from vaginismus for 5 years and never found the cure to it. I had seen an ob/gyn and he diagnosed me with vaginismus and told me i needed a surgery to cure my condition,  which i refused to do. He also referred me to a PT that he works with, i had given them multiple calls and they never responded back to me, so i started searching yelp for another PT. I am SO HAPPY I found Heather's office! I was working with Laureen, and with her...

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