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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Femina Physical Therapy in the Media

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT and the team at Femina PT are routinely sought out by major online sources, print publications, and broadcast media for our knowledge of all things related to pelvic health. The recognition we have received as leading experts in our field has resulted in appearances on "Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew" , US News & World Report, Huffington Post, ABC News, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Bustle, "Sex With Emily" with Dr. Emily Morse, and in New York Magazine and Health Magazine, to name but a few. The demand for our expertise is greater than ever as more and more women seek to remedy the issues that we work with on a daily basis.

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questions you are too embarrassed to ask
When Buzzfeed journalist Shelby Heinrich did a deep dive with her readership into the "questions you are too embarrassed to ask", I was honored to help. There were 15 questions in all, and here is a brief synopsis of the article, along with a link to the full article below.

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Questions You Are Too Embarrassed To Ask When it Comes to "Down There"

We asked the BuzzFeed Community if they ever had a question about ~down there~ that they might be too embarrassed or intimidated to ask, and they came through with lots of insightful questions! So, we reached out to Dr. Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, a licensed pelvic floor physical therapist and owner of Femina Physical Therapy in Los Angeles, to answer your pelvic health inquiries.

Here is a sampling of the questions you are too embarrassed to ask:

1. "Why do I have to pee so often? I barely drink any liquids throughout the day, because otherwise I’d be peeing even more than I already am."

Read more: Buzzfeed: A Pelvic Floor...

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How To Use A Sex Pillow
Bustle journalist Griffin Wynne reached out to me for some advice on this articlle about how to use a sex pillow, and I was glad to offer my input. Here is a brief synopsis of the article, along with a link to the full article below.

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Do you know how to use a sex pillow?

What’s that saying from old church ladies, “The higher the hair, the closer to god”? Well, if you’ve been interested in adding some elevation between the sheets, grabbing a sex pillow (aka sex wedge) may just bring you closer to an, “Oh my god” moment.

According to a 2021 survey of 1,600 people conducted by Dame Labs, the research hub of sexual wellness company Dame81% of respondents reported they wanted to find better angles during partnered sex. Further, when asked about the best non-vibrating sex toys, pillows and wedges were rated the highest.

A sex pillow can be used for comfort or to improve positioning to enhance the sexual experience,” 

Dr. Heather Jeffcoat, (she/her) women’s health physical therapist and author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve tells Bustle.

People tend to like them because they allow for further variation in position, and can improve accessibility of all the spots — G, P, and A.”

Read more: Bustle: How To Use A Sex...

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peeing just in case
Journalist at Scary Mommy reached out to me for my expert opinion about "Peeing Just In Case"", and I was glad to offer my input. Here is a brief synopsis of the article, along with a link to the full article below.

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

We make lots of ridiculous choices regarding sleep. As a kid, we might have snuck under our covers with a flashlight and read Powerpuff Girls chapter books, and later we went to slumber parties and competed to see which seventh grader could keep their eyes open til morning. As youngish adults we had many (maybe too many) late-night/early-morning study sessions or drunk-fests. And as a parent, you (like me) may have stayed up well past bedtime to be blissfully alone, curled up with a pint of Cherry Garcia and a book of sudoku puzzles. We definitely needed more hours to snooze—but there was no way we were trading our *bedazzled* nightlife in favor of practicing smart sleep hygiene.

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Blissful Sex Positions for Your Wedding Night
Journalist at Cosmo reached out to me for some advice for readers of her article "11 Blissful Sex Positions for Your Wedding Night", with particular emphasis on what to do if you experience pain during this special time. Here is a brief synopsis of the article, along with a link to the full article below.

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

We've Got Some Blissful Sex Positions for Your Wedding Night!

So it's time for your wedding night sex...no pressure, right? Lol.

But, listen: Instead of freaking out like a common bridezilla, you can go ahead and actually make it no pressure.

Because wedding night sex can be whatever you want it to be. Maybe that's the most romantic couple-y sex ever or maybe you're going straight for the married person orgasms. Maybe you won't have sex at all or you might find yourself are on the receiving end of a penis experiencing Honeymoon Syndrome. And if wedding night sex is NBD to you, that's fine too. Everyone's welcome around here.

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Difficulty With Orgasms?

Believe it or not, you can exercise your way to a better sex life.

There’s no equipment required, and you can do it pretty much anywhere — yes, even in the middle of a boring Zoom meeting. You’ve likely heard that pelvic floor muscle exercises, more commonly known as kegels, are something women do to keep things tight down there, especially after giving birth. But there’s so much more to it than that. Whether you’re having difficulty with orgasms or your libido is lower than you’d ideally like it to be, the sexual benefits of kegel exercises are worth giving this simple workout a try.

So what are kegels, exactly? According to Heather Jeffcoat, a doctor of physical therapy who specializes in female sexual function, kegels are an isolated contraction of your pelvic floor muscles. This muscle group forms a hammock at the base of your pelvic organs and does a number of vital things — supports posture, prevents urine leakage, and, delightfully, assists in “optimizing” your orgasms.

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pandemic life harming your pelvic floor
The Washington Post has a long history in journalism and a huge readership, so when journalist Allyson Chiu reached out to me for answers to the question "is pandemic life harming your pelvic floor?", I was understandably glad to give her my insights into this timely topic. Here is a brief synopsis of the article, along with a link to the full article below.

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

The coronavirus pandemic has been blamed for a rise in mental health conditions, weight gain, broken toes, skin picking and dental issues.

This has led physical therapists and urologists to ask "is pandemic life harming your pelvic floor?"

Located at the base of the pelvis, the pelvic floor consists of a group of muscles that provide support for internal organs, including the bladder, rectum, uterus and prostate. The muscles are also involved in posture, urination, bowel movements and sex.

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      I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for me for the past 19 months. I literally could not have reached my goals without you and your practice. You gave me the courage to keep moving forth with my treatment no matter how afraid and anxious I was. You were always there to answer questions and made this whole process so much easier than I expected it to be. It's because of you that my marriage is on the right track, that I can get pregnant and that this part of my life is finally...

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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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