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Tightly Wound recently released on Iris!

Tightly Wound has been released, watch it today and share it with your loved ones and anyone else who may need more education on vaginismus and pain with sex.

Tightly Wound is a 15-minute animated short by Shelby Hadden. Our very own Heather Jeffcoat, DPT is one of the producers of film. Check out the video here.

The film follows Shelby’s journey with vaginismus; a condition characterized by involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles including the muscles at the opening of the vagina. These contractions cause pain, problems with penetration, and make intercourse very painful and seemingly impossible.

The film has earned an Honorable Mention at the Nashville Film Festival and has been accepted into numerous film festivals in the US and Europe, including the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France.

We love this film! It is one step towards destigmatizing women’s sexual health disorders. Share this film with your medical providers, partners, friends, family, and anyone else who needs more education about vaginismus.

Do you have sexual pain? Pelvic floor therapy can help. 

If you have pain with sex, tampon use, gynecological exams, or another form of penetration, give the therapists at Femina Physical Therapy a call today. 

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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 A.M.

      Months after giving birth, it was difficult for me to go from a sitting or lying position up to a full standing position without feeling that I had to remain hunched over until a bit of time had passed to get fully upright. However, after taking Heather’s course, I learned exercises to get my body back to normal. She also showed me correct ways to lift and carry my son as well as put him in/take him out of the carseat and stroller. This class was really beneficial and Heather is a wonderful...

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