Heather is a recognized expert in the field of improving women's health through physical therapy, and she is the author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve. She has been a featured guest on the award-winning Sex With Emily podcast and Sirius XM show, Health, Cosmopolitan, Livestrong, Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew, Mom.me, ABC Radio and may others.
She has also been a contributor to ICA Update, L.A. Parent Magazine and the International Childbirth Education Association Journal, where she hosted a long-running quarterly column entitled "Perinatal Wellness", and she has been a guest blogger multiple times for the Women's Health Foundation.
Her book on self treatment of female sexual pain is featured as a recommended resource in the Dr. Amy Stein, PT and Dr. Iris Orbuch, MD's book Beating Endo. Her passion to providing quality care extends from girls with abdominal and pelvic pain, to pregnant moms, to postpartum athletes to olympians - and everywhere in between.
Laureen is an accomplished physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical and supervisory experience. Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii, she received a degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago and a Bachelors of Science in Health Education from California State University, Long Beach.
She has a strong clinical interest in orthopedics and neurological disorders, including men’s and women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunctions. She has worked closely for over 23 years with the Cancer Center and Colorectal Institute of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, and is a certified lymphedema therapist. Working there she specialized in pelvic floor disorders and she was a frequent guest speaker at breast and prostate cancer support groups as well as other community education seminars.
As an occupational therapist, Nancy believes in empowering clients with the tools and confidence they need to find and maintain whole body health - whether it is a personalized yoga routine to address tight muscle groups, or a nightly relaxation routine to promote rest and pain reduction. Her clinical approach utilizes compassionate communication, active listening, respectful touch, and client collaboration throughout the treatment process.
With a background in yoga therapy, mindfulness meditation, and bodywork, Nancy is keenly aware of the mind-body connection. Clients can expect individualized treatment using modalities including functional movement training, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy including trigger point release, soft tissue manipulation, connective tissue manipulation, myofacial release, Thai massage, and Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage.
Jillian Giannini is a Physical Therapist that practices with a whole-body approach to care, incorporating mindfulness, kinesthetic awareness and pain neuroscience during an individual’s treatment session. With her myofascial techniques and use of therapeutic movement, Jillian aims to be a conduit to one’s healing and self-loving lifestyle. With an emphasis on cultural competency and community oriented care, she strives to create a safe and inclusive space for patients.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, she found her passion for healthcare interning for the USC Trojans football team and women’s tennis team, as well as earning her B.A. in Human Performance with a Natural Science minor. Upon graduating she worked as a physical therapy aide at an orthopedic clinic in conjunction with receiving a 200 hour Yoga Certification from YogaWorks.
Jillian graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and was given the Departmental and Community Service award. She is in the process of completing her Pilates certification and working on a research study that is soon to be published. Through a rotation at Hoag Pelvic Health Program, as well as her own personal experiences she found her passion in the field of pelvic health.
Jillian has completed courses through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute for female and male pelvic floor dysfunction, and trauma awareness for the pelvic therapist. She aspires to become an advocate for sexual assault survivors and bring a trauma-awareness approach to healthcare.