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  1. Heather Jeffcoat, DPT | Painful Intercourse with Interstitial Cystitis

    Video | Heather Jeffcoat, DPT Discusses Navigating Painful Intercourse with Interstitial Cystitishttps://feminapt.com/resources/videos-about-pelvic-pain/video-heather-jeffcoat-dpt-discusses-navigating-painful-intercourse-with-interstitial-cystitis

    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...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
    • Category: Videos by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
  2. Physical Therapy Helps IC

    What is Interstitial Cystitis and How Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Helps IChttps://feminapt.com/blog/what-is-interstitial-cystitis-and-how-pelvic-health-physical-therapy-helps-ic

    Interstitial Cystitis, Multimodal Treatments, and How Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Helps IC Interstitial cystitis (IC) also known as bladder pain syndrome or painful bladder syndrome, is a debilitating condition that significantly affects the quality...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Staff
    • Category: Blog
  3. what is IC Interstitial Cystitis | IC & Symptoms | Image Courtesy of Marek Piwnicki via Unsplash

    What is IC and What Are The Symptoms? | Interstitial Cystitishttps://feminapt.com/blog/what-is-ic-and-what-are-the-symptoms-interstitial-cystitis

    What is IC or Interstitial cystitis? IC is also known as bladder pain syndrome or painful bladder syndrome and is a debilitating condition that significantly affects the quality of life of patients living with it. Many patients with IC have other...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Staff
    • Category: Blog
  4. Updates to the IC and Bladder Pain Syndrome Treatment Guidelines | Image Courtesy of Jonathan Borba via Unsplash

    An Update to Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome Treatment Guidelines https://feminapt.com/blog/an-update-to-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome-treatment-guidelines

    Health awareness month and we would like to discuss with our readers a significant update to the research regarding Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS). In May 2022, the American Urological Association (AUA) released updated clinical...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Staff
    • Category: Blog
  5. Woman crouching next to bed due to painful bladder syndrome

    Histamines and Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)https://feminapt.com/blog/histamines-and-interstitial-cystitis-painful-bladder-syndrome

    How do Histamines Affect Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)? Newly published research by Grundy et al. (2019) shows a more direct connection. In this study published in the February 2021 issue of The American Journal of Physiology: Renal...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Staff
    • Category: Blog
  6. Painful Bladder Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitishttps://feminapt.com/diagnoses/female-sexual-pain-syndromes/painful-bladder-syndrome-interstitial-cystitis

    Painful Bladder Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis: This pain or discomfort is perceived to be related to the bladder upon filling or often immediately after emptying. Symptoms include urinary urgency with pressure, burning and aching pain along with...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
    • Category: Female Sexual Pain Syndromes
  7. Heather Jeffcoat, DPT Featured in Interstitial Cystitis Association magazine

    Heather Lends Her Expertise to Interstitial Cystitis Association Magazinehttps://feminapt.com/media-content/heather-interstitial-cystitis-association-magazine

    Heather Jeffcoat, DPT was recently tabbed as a featured expert for the Winter 2016 Interstitial Cystitis Association magazine, in which she talks about Physical Therapy, IC and Intimacy. The ICA Update is an award-winning magazine with in-depth stories...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
    • Category: Media
  8. Photo by Yuris Alhumaydy on Unsplash

    Chronic Pelvic Pain | Insights on Trigger Point Injections, Myofascial Pain https://feminapt.com/blog/chronic-pelvic-pain-insights-on-trigger-point-injections-myofascial-pain

    Sinaii, Ortiz, & Shah, 2015). In 2003, Butrick et al. found that 85% of their surveyed patients with a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) had myofascial pain and pelvic floor overactivity (AKA hypertonicity), and trigger...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Staff
    • Category: Blog
  9. pelvic floor physical therapy

    What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy and How Can it Help You?https://feminapt.com/blog/what-is-pelvic-floor-physical-therapy-and-how-can-it-help-you

    keys or washing the dishes Light-heavy bladder leakage Urinary urgency and frequency Delayed or painful voiding Interstitial cystitis (IC) and Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) Overactive bladder Nocturia- night time urination Enuresis (bedwetting) Fecal...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Staff
    • Category: Blog
  10. How Smoking Affects Bladder Healthhttps://feminapt.com/blog/how-smoking-affects-bladder-health

    found that exposure to tobacco compounds in the womb can lead to reduced sperm count in adult life (Soares, 2008). Interstitial Cystitis Tobacco can aggravate symptoms of Interstitial cystitis (IC) which includes painful bladder, increased urgency and...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Staff
    • Category: Blog
  11. Wholistic Endo Expert

    Wholistic Endo Expert | Endometriosis, Pelvic Physical Therapy and Pain Managementhttps://feminapt.com/media-content/wholistic-endo-expert/wholistic-endo-expert-endometriosis-pelvic-physical-therapy-and-pain-management

    Physical Therapy How to prepare for your first pelvic physical therapy appointment How bladder pain, constipation, interstitial cystitis and tmj are connected to endometriosis How to determine whether you're getting results The evil triplets......

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
    • Category: Wholistic Endo Expert
  12. interstitial cystitishttps://feminapt.com/site-index/interstitial-cystitis

    • Type: Tag
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
  13. Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

    Benefits of Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floorhttps://feminapt.com/blog/benefits-of-manual-therapy-for-the-pelvic-floor

    for decreasing pelvic floor hypertonus effectively ameliorates the symptoms of the urgency/frequency syndrome and interstitial cystitis Berghmans B. (2018). Physiotherapy for pelvic pain and female sexual dysfunction: an untapped resource. International...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Staff
    • Category: Blog
  14. Why Your Vagina Burns

    Healthline | Why Your Vagina Burns During or After Penetrative Sexhttps://feminapt.com/media-content/heather-jeffcoat-at-healthline/healthline-why-your-vagina-burns-during-or-after-penetrative-sex

    pain. Irritation Fissures Infection Vaginismus - there is sooo much info on our site, but start here Vestibulodynia Interstitial cystitis - here's a video interview I did on navigating painful intercourse with interstitial cystitis As I mentioned at the...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
    • Category: Healthline
  15. Endometriosis and Central Sensitization | Image Courtesy of Jonathan Borba via Unsplash

    Endometriosis and Central Sensitization: Pain in Endometriosishttps://feminapt.com/blog/endometriosis-and-central-sensitization

    endometriosis have symptoms such as: chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, abdominal pain, infertility, constipation, interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, and more. Often endometriosis is treated through hormonal management and/or surgically....

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Staff
    • Category: Blog
  16. how dyspareunia causes pain during sex

    Giddy | How Dyspareunia Causes Pain During Sexhttps://feminapt.com/media-content/giddy/giddy-how-dyspareunia-causes-pain-during-sex

    causes of painful sex, which can include endometriosis, adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, a retroverted uterus, interstitial cystitis / painful bladder syndrome, vaginismus, clitoral phimosis, postorgasmic illness syndrome, chronic bacterial prostatitis,...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
    • Category: Giddy
  17. Femina Physical Therapy | Vaginismus Treatment | Los Angeles, CAhttps://feminapt.com/

    overactive pelvic floor, painful intercourse, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, dyspareunia, interstitial cystitis, and more Since graduating from Duke University, I have always had a passion for treating my female patients throughout the...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
    • Category: Home Page
  18. Treatmentshttps://feminapt.com/treatments

    Individualized treatment plans, 55-85 minutes with a physical therapist The IRAS Method™ for painful intercourse and interstitial cystitis Treatment of a variety of Women's, Men's, Pediatric and Gender Health Dysfunctions Manual Therapy (includes joint...

    • Type: Category
  19. Meet Heather Jeffcoat

    Meet Heather Jeffcoat, DPThttps://feminapt.com/about-us/about-heather-jeffcoat

    for all types of pelvic pain, including vaginismus vulvar vestibulitis levator ani syndrome pudendal neuralgia interstitial cystitis (IC)/ painful bladder syndrome (PBS)) voiding dysfunction sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunctions pregnancy and post-partum...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
    • Category: About Us
  20. Signs You Should See a Pelvic Floor Therapist

    Livestrong | 6 Signs You Should See a Pelvic Floor Therapisthttps://feminapt.com/media-content/heather-on-livestrong/livestrong-6-signs-you-should-see-a-pelvic-floor-therapist

    leaks are no laughing matter, but we've got lots of great tips to help! Painful Intercourse - If you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, here is a great video inteview I did that is worth a watch, and here are many more articles on the various causes of...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Heather Jeffcoat, DPT
    • Category: Livestrong
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Testimonial by M.M.

A personal journey and testimonial from one of my patients:

My husband and I were married for 5 years before we were able to have intercourse due to my vaginismus. There was nothing traumatic in my past but for some reason, even though I wanted sex, I mentally avoided "that area" of my body and didn't even admit to myself that there was a problem for a long time, even though I was never able to put tampons in. Once I finally opened my eyes up to the fact that I had a problem, I had a surgery that was supposed to fix the issue.

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Testimonial by Fritzette H.

I went to Heather after the birth of my third child. It was lucky, really, that I was referred to her, because my doctor had referred me to a surgeon for a possible hysterectomy or pelvic wall rebuild. Thankfully, I went to Heather before undergoing either surgery, she was able to fix the problem. She has studied extensively in women's health--even written a book about it--and was able to diagnose my problem, suggest a course of treatment (6 weeks), and then follow through with said treatment. By the end, as she said, I was as good as gold. Boy, was it worth it! Though uncomfortable to talk about, much less write about, it is worth getting the word out there. If you have painful intercourse, especially after birth or other trauma, the treatment may be as simple as Physical Therapy (with Heather, of course). I highly recommend her.

-- Fritzette H., 3/24/16 via Yelp!

Testimonial by Alexandra B.

Heather is without exaggerating AMAZING! After years of trouble with a certain part of my body, in no time, she made everything change back to equilibrium and to what would be considered normal. She explains everything in detail and therefore gives you a better understanding of why things are the way they are, and how you can work towards turning things around. I would highly recommend Heather for any type of Physical Therapy. She has created her own "Method/Therapy" through years of studying (with some of the greatest practitioners), practice and breaking down the issues of her past patients, enabling her to fine tune her own system. I'm so thankful to have found her, and I'm especially grateful for the quick recovery I've achieved, after years of distress. If you cannot afford her, I recommend you purchase her book. Although it may not be Heather in person, it can still help you to get on the right path to recovery!

-- Alexandra B., 5/20/2015 via Yelp!

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 having pain eased my mind immensely. And to hear that she could fix it without surgery was another relief. She said she could fix the problem in 6 weeks. I think it was actually 4 for me. She was very methodical, and treated me as an intelligent human being capable of participating in my own recovery. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone. She did not try to prolong my session numbers, she worked hard to accommodate my schedule (and the fact that I had to bring a baby to sessions), and she was completely honest the entire time. It is so hard to find someone with these characteristics, much less a professional who is so good at what she does. She has my highest respect.

-- R.H.

Testimonial by R.M., Age 40

I can’t speak highly enough of the theapists at Femina Physical Therapy and how much they have helped me grow, discover, and love my body. I had had painful sex for my entire life, and didn’t know that there was anything that could be done about it. It was at the point where my husband and I were not having sex for MONTHs, because it was just too frustrating, and I hated feeling like I was the ONLY woman out there who had this problem, especially at my age. I finally brought it up to my doctor because I was turning 40 and my husband and I were barely having enough sex to conceive. And she brought up pelvic floor, PT. I didn’t even know this was a “thing”.

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Testimonial by S.P., Age 26

I would like to start off by thanking Heather Jeffcoat for educating me and curing me of Vaginismus. I had been married for almost three years before I was referred to Heather. I never knew about Vaginismus until almost three years into my marriage. I knew something was wrong when I went on my honeymoon and came back a Virgin. I had always imagined how magical my first night would be but boy was I wrong.

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