Meet the staff of Femina Physical Therapy
Femina Physical Therapy is dedicated to restoring the physical, emotional and sexual well -being of our patients. Our best practices include individualized evidenced-based treatment interventions in a one on one caring and compassionate environment to achieve the highest outcomes for each individual. We are dedicated in improving accessibility of care and healthy lifestyles in the communities we serve through our education programs, social media and grant funding.
Meet Heather Jeffcoat
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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
Heather (she/her/hers) is the author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve and a recognized expert in the field of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. She is also the President-Elect of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. After receiving many emails from people around world, she noticed there was a gap in access to quality pelvic floor physical therapy providers, and women deserved answers and a treatment plan for the painful sex they were experiencing. She developed her book as a way to get her proven techniques to all who needed it. Heather is proud to have opened the first pelvic health physical therapy program in the Pasadena / Glendale area, and has continued to serve the area since 2004. Since then, her staff and services have expanded to the Mid-Wilshire district, Sherman Oaks, and most recently Claremont, where her mission continues to emphasize quality of care in order to optimize her patients' goals.
She has been a featured guest on Sirius XM, Sex With Emily, Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew, Cosmopolitan, Livestrong, Mom.me, ABC Radio, Health Magazine, L.A. Parent Magazine, and many other media outlets. She has contributed to the ICA Update and the International Childbirth Education Association Journal, where she hosted the long-running quarterly column entitled "Perinatal Wellness". She has presented her techniques twice at the American Urogynecologic Association's Annual Meeting, most recently in 2018 in video format during their general scientific session. She has also been a guest blogger multiple times for the Womens Health Foundation. She has also developed a course to further her mission of improving women's sexual health and it made it's debut in Istanbul, Turkey in Spring of 2019. In Summer 2019, she worked with the Chinese Olympic Committee's summer and winter athletes in Beijing. She maintains her passion for treating sports and orthopaedic injuries, and brings a whole-body approach to her work with women's sexual dysfunction and pain disorders. She understands that many of her patients rarely have isolated pelvic issues - and the majority also come with hip, back, neck or other orthopedic dysfunction that could be driving their pain further away from a solution unless the bigger picture is addressed.
Meet Laureen McVicker
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Laureen McVicker, PT, CLT
Laureen (she/her/hers) is an accomplished physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical and supervisory experience. Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii, she received a Bachelors of Science in Health Education from California State University, Long Beach and her degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago.
Laureen has a strong clinical interest in orthopedics and neurological disorders including women’s and men’s health and pelvic floor dysfunctions. She is a certified lymphedema therapist and worked closely for over 23 years with the Cancer Center and Colorectal Institute of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center. There she specialized in pelvic floor disorders and she was a frequent guest speaker at breast and prostate cancer support groups as well as other community education seminars.
Meet Lisa Weeks
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Lisa Weeks, MPT
Lisa (she/her/hers) began her passion in outpatient rehabilitation in 2004 while working as an aide and later as a certified personal trainer. Lisa graduated in 2010 from Cal State University of Northridge with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology. In 2013, she received her Master’s degree in physical therapy from Cal State University of Northridge.
She began her career as a physical therapist in general orthopedics with focus in chronic pain conditions. After having children of her own, she soon discovered her passion for pelvic floor physical therapy. Lisa enjoys treating women’s health populations, with particular interest in treating pelvic floor dysfunction.
Meet Kasia Gondek
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Kasia Gondek, PT, DPT, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Kasia (she/ her/ hers) earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Mount Saint Mary’s University, and her Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Santa Cruz. She has established herself as a compassionate, effective, and respected clinician treating pelvic floor and women's health, orthopedic, neurological, and sports-related injuries and conditions.
Kasia utilizes a whole-body, whole-person treatment approach that is unique to each patient and is focused not only on improving pain and difficulty with activities, but also getting them back to doing what they love. She empowers her patients to become an integral part of their recovery and healing process through providing education, self-care, meaningful goal setting, and incorporating activities that they love into their treatment plan.
Meet Carly Cano
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Carly Cano, DPT
Carly graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in psychology and a passion for supporting others. After a personal family experience, she got a glimpse of how influential physical therapists can be in a patient’s recovery and healing. She sought and achieved a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2017.
Meet Mary P. Shriver
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Mary P. Shriver, CMT
Pre- and Post Surgical, Somatic Stress, Trauma and Massage Therapist
Mary P. Shriver (she/her/hers) is an integral part of the Fusion/Femina team. Her work as a Trauma-Informed, Somatic Stress Therapist (Shake Off Stress) is an invaluable part of the healing journey for many of our patients.
Besides being a Certified Massage Therapist, Mary is a The Resilience Toolkit Certification Trainer, Certified Provider of Tension/Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®), Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, and holds a B.S. in Psychology from Denison University. She is also trained in the Trauma Resilience Model and Community Resilience Model through the Trauma Resource Institute, Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change (MINT), Level 1 Resistance Flexibility with Bob Cooley, Pelvic Floor Piston Science from Julie Wiebe, and is a member of the International Pelvic Floor Society.
Meet Iris Xu
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Iris (she/her/hers) works as a Rehabilitation Assistant and Office Administrator at the Montrose office. Iris earned her Bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley in 2020 and studied Political Science and Global Public Health. She got her first glimpse into pelvic health in 2018 when she was a patient of pelvic floor physical therapy. Her passion for biomechanics and rehabilitation only grew as she became more involved in research with the UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Ergonomics Laboratory.
Femina Physical Therapy Locations in the Greater Los Angeles Area
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Our Offices are located within Fusion Wellness & Physical Therapy
The Montrose area of Glendale is located minutes from Pasadena, Burbank, Silver Lake, Atwater Village and Eagle Rock.
Telephone: (909) 788-0585