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At Femina Physical Therapy, we specialize in treating these conditions that are all too often misunderstood by the medical community, including pain during sex, incontinence, and other pelvic floor issues. What sets us apart from other physical therapy offices is we provide one-on-one care by licensed physical therapists for 60-90 minutes. No unlicensed personnel are used at any time, making the quality of care we provide at the highest level.

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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

Read more:

The IRAS Method

Read more:

PeriCoach: Kegel Exerciser for the Pelvic Floor

Read more:

Certified Attain Treatments For Incontinence

Read more:

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Read more:

Pelvic Floor Therapy: What To Expect on Your First Visit

Read more:

Prenatal, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Exercise Programs

Read more:

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 Nancy Wong

"Nancy H. Wong, OTD, OTR/L, RYT Occupational Therapist, Registered Yoga Therapist As an occupational therapist, Nancy (..."

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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 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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What They Say About Us

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    • Testimonial by Rosanna R., age 35

      Heather has affected my life in the MOST POSITIVE way and I am forever grateful.  My husband refers to her as the "sex doctor" so you can only imagine how happy he is with my therapy outcome.  After the birth of my son I suffered from "Vaginismus", however, at the time I just thought I was broken. My "broken vagina" affected me physically but it was an emotional struggle as well. Many women in my life also suffered with pain from sex after their babies were born so I knew I wasn't alone.  They...

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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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    • Testimonial by Fritzette H.

      I went to Heather after the birth of my third child. It was lucky, really, that I was referred to her, because my doctor had referred me to a surgeon for a possible hysterectomy or pelvic wall rebuild. Thankfully, I went to Heather before undergoing either surgery, she was able to fix the problem. She has studied extensively in women's health--even written a book about it--and was able to diagnose my problem, suggest a course of treatment (6 weeks), and then follow through with said treatment. By the...

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    • Testimonial by R.H.

      No one could tell me why I was having pain during sex--sharp pain, not just uncomfortable, pain. I was referred to Heather Jeffcoat after researching several different options. I had seen a specialist who told me physical therapy would not help and my only option was surgery. I really didn't want to go that route, so when we got a referral, I decided to try it--it can't hurt, I thought. I am so glad I did. She diagnosed the problem right away, which was a relief in itself.To know why I was...

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    • Testimonial by Lauren B.

      Femina PT (née Fusion Wellness & Physical Therapy) has been such an answer to prayer, i'm so glad I found them! I've been struggling with vaginismus my whole life, but didn't have a name for it until about 6 or 7 months ago. Even once I did have a name for it though, I didn't know where to begin in getting help. My OB/GYN had me get a set of dilators, but I couldn't even insert the smallest one by myself. Most times I tried I just ended up frustrated and in tears. I felt really alone, like I...

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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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