Meet the staff of Femina Physical Therapy
- Written by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
Heather 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 Women's Health Physical Therapy. She has been a featured guest on Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew, Livestrong, Mom.me, Estrella TV with Adriana Ruggiero, L.A. Parent Magazine, ICA Update and the International Childbirth Education Association Journal, where she hosted the long-running quarterly column entitled "Perinatal Wellness". She has also been a guest blogger multiple times for the Womens Health Foundation. 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.
- Written by Laureen McVicker
Laureen McVicker, PT, CLT
Laureen 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.
- Written by Lacey Gostony, DPT, LMT
Lacey Gostony, DPT, LMT
An injury at a young age sparked in Lacey an interest in Physical Therapy. She saw first-hand how the impact and limitations of an injury affect many aspects of life, and how a particularly insightful physical therapist can help a patient return to meaningful activities. She began her career in hands-on health care as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University.
As the first female student physical therapist to serve in a pelvic floor clinical clerkship at the University of Southern California, Lacey developed a strong passion for helping both women and men with pelvic floor pain, discomfort and dysfunction. She has an ardent desire to educate the community on the often taboo subject of pelvic health and wellness.
- Written by Nancy Wong, OTD, OTR/L
Nancy H. Wong, OTD, OTR/L, RYT
Occupational Therapist, Registered Yoga Therapist
As an occupational therapist, Nancy believes in empowering clients with the tools and confidence they need to find and maintain whole body health - whether it is a personalized yoga routine to address tight muscle groups, or a nightly relaxation routine to promote rest and pain reduction. Her clinical approach utilizes compassionate communication, active listening, respectful touch, and client collaboration throughout the treatment process.
With a background in yoga therapy, mindfulness meditation, and bodywork, Nancy is keenly aware of the mind-body connection. Clients can expect individualized treatment using modalities including functional movement training, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy including trigger point release, soft tissue manipulation, connective tissue manipulation, myofacial release, Thai massage, and Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage.