Video | Heather Jeffcoat, DPT Discusses Navigating Painful Intercourse with Interstitial Cystitis
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Dr. Nicole Cozean interviews Heather Jeffcoat, DPT about Painful Intercourse with Interstitial Cystitis.
Dr. Nicole Cozean is a PelvicSanity and ICA Board Member and author of the book, "The Interstitial Cystitis Solution".
Heather Jeffcoat was a featured guest on the "Interstitial Cystitis Association" Youtube Channel for the ICA Walk for Awareness Event. Heather believes that rather than normalizing issues that negatively affect sex and pelvic floor health, it is the conversation about the causes and treatments for pelvic floor issues that needs to be normalized, just like when discussing any other body part.
Heather discusses a holistic approach to treating symptoms from painful intercourse with Interstitial Cystitis and other chronic pain issues. She covers a variety of approaches including communication between partners, an anatomical understanding, and physical tools.
Heather & Dr. Nicole Cozean also discuss:
- a team approach to treatment for painful intercourse with Interstitial Cystitis, over a linear medical model and an approach of understanding to the interconnectedness of the bladder, pelvic floor, and nervous systems in working towards a holistic solution
- understanding anatomy and exploring physical positioning to combat pain during intercourse; kegels
- the free virtual event - Interstitial Cystitis Association Walk for a Cure
The full video on YouTube "Navigating Painful Intercourse with Interstitial Cystitis" can be found here: Heather Jeffcoat - Navigating Painful Intercourse with IC
** The American Urological Association has recently (2022) published updated guidelines to the treatment of IC and BPS. These updates are highlighted and discussed in our blog post: Updates to Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome Treatment Guidelines. **
** This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. **