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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Media Appearances by Heather Jeffcoat on Women's Health Issues


Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
has been a featured writer in a number of print publications, and her increasing recognition as a leading expert in her field has resulted in appearances on "Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew" , "Girl Boner Radio" with August McLaughlin, "Sex With Emily" with Dr. Emily Morse, in New York Magazine and Health Magazine, to name but a few. The demand for her expertise is on the rise as more and more women seek to remedy the issues that Heather and her team regularly deal with.

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Under the Hood is a podcast to strengthen and empower our thoughts around womanHOOD, sisterHOOD, motherHOOD. It’s a podcast by women, for everyone. In their August 8th episode they sat down with Heather Jeffcoat for a wide ranging discussion of women's pelvic floor issues.

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Heather Jeffcoat was once again quoted for her expertise about all things pelvic floor related, this time by the quite popular women's site POPSUGAR.

About POPSUGAR 

A leading lifestyle brand for young women, POPSUGAR delivers inspiring, informative, and entertaining multi-platform content across entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, parenting, news and more.

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Femina Physical Therapy is rapidly becoming recognized as a leader in the field of physical therapy for women of all ages, and pelvic floor therapy in particular. As a result, Femina PT founder Heather Jeffcoat, DPT is finding herself in demand more than ever for her valuable insights into a number of pelvic floor related topics.

In this case the discussion centers around Kegels and how they are not a "catch all" solution for every pelvic floor issue that women often face.

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Heather Jeffcoat's seminal book "Sex Without Pain: A Self Treatment Guide to the Sex Life You Deserve" is featured in Improve Her Health for “The Books Women in Their 20’s Should Be Reading”. The book focusing on self treatment of sexual dysfunction, including vaginismus, vulvodynia, vestibulodynia, interstitial cystitis / painful bladder, endometriosis and dyspareunia. 

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As the level of recognition for the expertise of Heather Jeffcoat, DPT and her team in the field of pelvic floor physical therapy has grown, so has the attention she has received from across various media platforms. Heather was recently sought out by Vanessa Marin for her wonderfully written Lifehacker article entitled “Do You Need Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?”.

The result is an in-depth and engaging look into the practice. It leaves the reader with the realization that it this a commonly overlooked and yet vitally important mode of therapy that more and more women are starting to take advantage of, whether it be for postpartum care, treatment for vaginismus or endometriosis, or many other causes or diagnoses.

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"Relatable" with Stephanie Michele

Listen as Heather Jeffcoat, DPT discusses a variety of womens' pelvic floor health issues with Stephanie Michele on her popular "Relatable" podcast, with tips for being a better advocate for your own healthcare.

Stephanie's website describes her show as:

"Relatable with Stephanie Michele is a weekly Youtube live-stream show spotlighting exceptional human encounters – the people who make them happen and the actions it takes to create them. Tune in for inspiring conversations with amazing guests, relational learning and encouraged social challenges of the week to improve quality of relating with self, other people and the world."

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Heather Jeffcoat on 6 Sex Positions to Try if Sex Is Painful

Sex should never hurt, of course. But painful sex is a common enough issue that it actually has a medical name. Dyspareunia, or painful intercourse, is any persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs before, during, or after penetrative sex, and it may affect 8% to 20% of women according to some studies.

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Heather Jeffcoat | A Burning Sensation In Your Vagina | Bustle dot com

8 Types Of Discomfort During Intimacy To Be Aware Of

Heather Jeffcoat was asked to contribute to an article at the popular website Bustle about the possible causes, prevention, and therapeutic treatments available for various issues surrounding pain and discomfort during and/or after sexual intercourse.

The article begins with:

If you've ever had penetrative sex, chances are it hurt the first time, or was at least a little uncomfortable until your body adjusted. The next time you did it, things probably went a little smoother. While it's totally normal to feel uncomfortable during sex at the beginning, there are definitely types of discomfort during sex to be aware of, according to experts."

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      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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