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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 tremendous success in treating vaginismus, incontinence, and other pelvic floor issues at her two locations in the Los Angeles area has drawn interest from around the globe, and she wrote this book so that her proven techniques would be readily available to all who needed it.

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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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

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

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

Read more:

Prenatal, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Exercise Programs

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The Book: Sex Without Pain

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Other Pelvic Floor Issues

Read more:

Pregnancy & Postpartum Issues - Pain, Dysfunction and Fitness

Read more:

Cancer Rehabilitation Treatments

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Services

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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3rd Annual Girl's Night Out Recap

Thanks to all who came out and joined in on the fun at the third annual Girls Night Out, this year hosted by Big & Tiny Silver Lake, a beautifully designed coworking space for families that provides educational programming and childcare.

We had a night of informative and fun conversations about pelvic and sexual health with Dr. Kimberly Resnick Anderson (Sex Therapist and host of the Sex Savvy podcast), Heather Jeffcoat, DPT (owner of Femina Physical Therapy) and Lisa Valle, D.O. (Oasis Women’s Sexual Function Center).

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

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What They Say About Us

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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....

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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 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....

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    • Testimonial by M.M.

      A personal journey and testimonial from one of my patients: My husband and I were married for 5 years before we were able to have intercourse due to my vaginismus. There was nothing traumatic in my past but for some reason, even though I wanted sex, I mentally avoided "that area" of my body and didn't even admit to myself that there was a problem for a long time, even though I was never able to put tampons in. Once I finally opened my eyes up to the fact that I had a problem, I had a surgery that...

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    • Testimonial by Y.L. (mom of 2)

      After having my second baby via C-section I searched for months to try to find help for my lower back pain and separated abdominal muscles. I finally came across Heather Jeffcoat via a mommy blog. I reached out to her via email and set my first appointment. My first appointment went amazing … she listened to what my symptoms, check my separation and explained to me in detail what the next steps would be. Not only did my abdominal separation go from 3 to about 1 -1/2 but my back has pain has...

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    • Testimonial by R.M., Age 40

      I can’t speak highly enough of Nancy, and how much she has helped me grow, discover, and love my body. I had had painful sex for my entire life, and didn’t know that there was anything that could be done about it. It was at the point where my husband and I were not having sex for MONTHs, because it was just too frustrating, and I hated feeling like I was the ONLY woman out there who had this problem, especially at my age. I finally brought it up to my doctor because I was turning 40 and my...

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