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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" , US News & World ReportHuffington PostABC NewsCosmopolitanWomen’s HealthBustle, "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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You’re ready to go ... except that you’re not.

Things are heating up, but your body’s not keeping pace.

Whether it happens with a partner during sex or solo with your favorite toy, vaginal dryness is never fun. It can result in feeling unsatisfied in the bedroom, experiencing discomfort or even pain during intercourse and masturbation.

If it’s happened to you, you’re not alone. In fact, 17% of women ages 18 to 50, and 25% of women ages 50 to 59 have experienced vaginal dryness during sex, according to Women’s Health Concern.

Read more: Heather at HuffPo: Here Are...

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The website "Greatist" has once again reached out to Heather Jeffcoat for her expert opinion, this time regarding postpartum sex after delivery via c-section.

Recovering after a C-section is tough, especially since you’re also adjusting to your new routine (or lack thereof) as a parent. In the thick of postpartum stress, when you’re sleep-deprived and sore, you might wonder when you’ll feel “normal” again — or at least back to wanting the things you used to crave, like regular sex with your boo.

Read more: Heather Jeffcoat at...

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With 189 out of 199 reviewers giving five stars, Sex Stories with Wyoh Lee is surely one of the highest rated podcasts in any genre. In Episode 60, Wyoh sits down with our own Heather Jeffcoat, DPT.

Bye-bye Pain, Hello Pleasure:

"Painful sex is great if you’re into that – but if it isn’t on purpose, Doctor of Physical Therapy Heather Jeffcoat can help you. In this episode, she explains how her work transforms sex lives of women and trans people and makes sex pleasurable – and in some cases, possible – again. We get an overview of her book, Sex Without Pain, and Wyoh bookends the talk with some sexy listener shares."

Read more: Sex Stories Podcast: 60 |...

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Once again the highly ranked health and fitness website Hello Giggles has tapped Heather Jeffcoat for some valuable insights into ways to alleviate pain associated with sex. The article begins with:

"While collaborative, orgasmic, sticky, and kinky are just a few adjectives that could be used to talk about sex, 75 percent of vulva-owners may also include “painful” to the list."

Heather chimes in

If you’re experiencing painful penetrative sex, one of the first steps is understanding that there are other ways to experience intimacy and sexual pleasure,” says Jeffcoat. “I like to direct patients to use their hands or a vibrator and explore external or clitoral stimulation.

The goal is first to find sex acts and positions that don’t cause discomfort or pain and instead, increase pleasure.

Sex therapists are also a great way to work on intimacy issues and relationship difficulties that can be exacerbated by the sexual pain.

The full article is here.

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It's time to explore (literally) beyond the clit.

Since its inception in 1981 Shape Magazine has been one of the most popular health and fitness magazines on America's newsstands, grabbing the title of #1 women's fitness magazine along the way. 

In the digital realm shape.com ranks in the top 2500 nationally according to Alexa, and with a ranking of around 6,800 worldwide, they are a powerhouse of traffic in the realm of women's health and vitality.

Their latest article penned by Gigi Engle and filed under "Sex and Love" blows the hood off not only the clitoris, but the G-spot, the A-spot, the O-spot, and the V-spot. The G-spot comes first, and Gigi turns to Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, founder of Femina Physical Therapy for a quick rundown of the associated anatomy:

Read more: Shape.com: 4 Deep Vaginal...

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Learn the difference between an intentional vs. unintentional ruined orgasm and what it all means.

My office frequently receives calls and emails about orgasm function. "Can you help my orgasms be more intense? Can you help me if I've never had an orgasm? Does my pelvic pain affect my orgasm? I can't orgasm, I can only get aroused-can you help with this, too?"

What all our patients receive after their thorough history and physical examination is education. The clitoris is so much more than what you see peeking out of the hood. It's a large structure that extends underneath the hood and has 'legs" (medically termed "crura") that extend along the pubic ramus and bulbs that lie on either side of the vaginal opening. Understanding your own anatomy is key to figuring out what your next steps are.

Read more: O.School: What is a Ruined...

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Livestrong.com is a quite popular website that (in their own words) "provides the blueprint to simple healthy living". It was founded by world champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, and it covers a wide variety of topics that help people make better choices about their health and wellness.

While compiling information for the article linked below they reached out Heather Jeffcoat for her opinion on several topics, including the best options for Pilates reformers. To quote Heather:

Read more: The Best Pilates Reformers...

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The website "Greatist" recently penned a quite informative article on Kegels, and of course they reached out to Heather Jeffcoat for her expert opinion!

“The pelvic floor muscles are just like any other voluntary muscle in the body, so we can treat them in a similar fashion as we’d treat other muscles: with manual therapy, corrective exercises and nervous system relaxation,” explains Jeffcoat.

From the Greatist "about us" page:

We cover the health and wellness stuff that matters — plus anything else that's cool, important, or maybe even life-changing. Our goal is to help you take healthy — or healthy-ish — actions every day to live your best life. We give you the tools. You make the rules.

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MindBodyRadio recently reached out to Heather Jeffcoat for a wide ranging interview about Vaginismus, Vestibulodynia, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis (or Painful Bladder Syndrome) and Dysorgasmia.

About MindBodyRadio:

"We are a diverse team of humans that are passionate about health, wellness, spirituality, mindfulness, and giving back.  Our mission is to provide an educational and inspirational resource for our listeners to learn more about the wide variety of options to live a healthier, happier life."

Read more: Mind Body Radio Interviews...

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Women's Health Magazine quotes Heather Jeffcoat on flatter abs and more

The widely repsected magazine "Women's Health" reached out to Heather Jeffcoat to open their most recent article on pelvic floor health and alternatives to Kegels, including yoga poses such as the Pelvic Brace, Pelvic Tilt, Deep Squat, and more. The opening paragraph reads:

Having a strong pelvic floor is ideal for lots of reasons. “Your pelvic floor works in tandem with the deep abdominal muscles, acting as an internal corset, which can help reduce low back pain, urinary and bowel incontinence and improve sexual function—good coordination of this muscle group is also a great step towards flatter abs," says pelvic floor physical therapist, Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, founder of Femina Physical Therapy.

Read more: Women's Health Magazine: 8...

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Hello Giggles is a positive online community for women (although men are always welcome!) covering the latest in culture, female empowerment, style, relationships, friendship, careers, and issues that matter most to young women’s lives.

The author, Arielle Tschinkel, quotes Heather Jeffcoat in the new article "11 weird things that can happen to your body after sex", including:

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Thanks to all who came out and joined in on the fun at the third annual Girls Night Out, this year hosted by Big & Tiny Silver Lake, a beautifully designed coworking space for families that provides educational programming and childcare.

We had a night of informative and fun conversations about pelvic and sexual health with Dr. Kimberly Resnick Anderson (Sex Therapist and host of the Sex Savvy podcast), Heather Jeffcoat, DPT (owner of Femina Physical Therapy) and Lisa Valle, D.O. (Oasis Women’s Sexual Function Center).

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      A personal journey and testimonial from one of my patients: I was diagnosed with vaginismus 4 years ago. I never heard of such medical condition until after I got married. At first my husband and I didn't know what to do, we didn't know what the issues were or how to overcome it. Being born and raised in Armenia and being Christian I wasn't that open about talking to sex with others and so it wasn't easy to seek help. But eventually I went to an Ob-Gyn and luckily she knew about the medical...

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      Femina PT (née Fusion Wellness & Physical Therapy) has honestly changed my life. Before receiving treatment at Femina, I was going doctor to doctor to try and find the answer to my pelvic pain. It has taken me YEARS to find someone that can help fix this. It wasn't until my gynecologist recommended your clinic that I finally felt relief. My pelvic pain is almost gone, and granted I still have a lot more to work on with Laureen (my PT), my original problem is nearly cured. I am so grateful to...

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