Sex Without Pain: A Self Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve
Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve was written by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, a physical therapist with countless successes in treating pain of this type. Women with vaginismus, overactive pelvic floor, painful intercourse, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, dyspareunia, interstitial cystitis have all benefited from her unique program. Heather uses her orthopaedic background to approach treatment of these muscles like they are....muscles! She utilizes a self-treatment tool called a dilator to provide massage and other muscle relaxation and stretching techniques in a gentle fashion to return a women's muscles back to a resting, rather than guarded, state.
Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, is the author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve. Frustrated with not being able to provide adequate advice to the numerous emails and calls she receives from around the globe, she developed this book so her proven techniques would be available to all who needed it. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University and her BS in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from UC San Diego. Additionally, she received her Comprehensive Teacher Training Certification in Pilates from BASI and is a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist through the Stretch to Win Institute. Heather specializes in treating Orthopaedic and Women’s Health physical therapy diagnoses, as well as developing personalized Perinatal Fitness programs. Her special interests are treating neck pain, tension headaches, low back pain, hip pain, sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunctions, pregnancy and post-partum related disorders (incontinence, back/hip pain, diastasis recti, incisional pain and burning post C-section, hysterectomy or laparoscopic surgery), pelvic pain (vaginismus, vulvar vestibulitis, levator ani syndrome, pudendal neuralgia, interstitial cystitis (IC), voiding dysfunction, painful bladder syndrome (PBS), persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD)/persistent sexual arousal syndrome (PSAS), painful orgasm, anorgasmia (no orgasm), diminished orgasms, coccydynia (tailbone pain), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, etc). To stay current with the newest research and treatment techniques, Heather is regularly attending continuing education covering various topics in the field of Women’s Health and Orthopaedics. She works with physicians and sex therapists both at the Southern California Pelvic Pain Center and in the community. She is very involved with the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Women’s Health and has written and edited numerous documents that are currently distributed around the country. She has been a featured writer on LAparent.com and had a long-running quarterly column in the International Childbirth Education Association Journal entitled “Perinatal Wellness”.