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Media Appearances by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT on Physical Therapy's Role in Pelvic Floor Health, Chronic Pain and General Conditioning

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

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", Popsugar, Health, Cosmo, ABC and more. The demand for her expertise is on the rise as more and more folks seek to remedy the issues that Heather and her team regularly deal with.

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Healthline reached out to Heather Jeffcoat for her advice on cycling when you are pregnant. Read on for Heather's expert advice.

Outdoor cycling safety

Taking your cycling to the street or trails is a bit more dicey than exercising indoors. That’s because there are variables you can’t control.

Physical therapist Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, agrees.

The biggest risk with cycling outdoors is the risk of falling, leading to abdominal trauma,” she says. That’s why she advises her patients to stop cycling after their first trimester.

Read more: Healthline: Is It Safe to Indoor or Outdoor Cycle When You’re Pregnant?

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Self Magazine's online staff recently reached out to select experts in the field of physical therapy, including our own Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, for their input on the best tools to help keep correct posture. 

Here is a brief excerpt and a link to the full article:

Health
October 31, 2020

8 Posture Correctors That Will Help You Stop Slouching

Physical therapists share their top recommendations.

By Krissy Brady

If you’re one of the many people navigating a new home office lifestyle or spending more time at home, you may notice that your posture is suffering as a result. Maybe your body is starting to resemble a question mark due to an uncomfortable work setup or being cooped up indoors. When so much of your daily grind is spent in front of a screen or hovered over a phone, without enough breaks in between, it’s easy to develop the tendency to round and slump your shoulders (which, in turn, puts pressure on your spine).

Read more: Self.com asks Heather Jeffcoat, DPT | 8 Posture Correctors That Will Help You Stop Slouching

Livestrong: 6 Portable Pieces of Outdoor Exercise Equipment That Let You Work Out Anywhere
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Livestrong Asks Heather Jeffcoat About Uutdoor Workout Equipment

The best workouts are ones that feel more like play than hard work. And you can make your workouts more fun with some light-weight, portable equipment you can throw into a backpack or duffle back and bring with you just about anywhere.

Running Parachute

A running parachute is a great training device for stamina, muscular endurance and acceleration. Heather Jeffcoat, a physical therapist and owner of Fusion Wellness and Physical Therapy in Los Angeles, recommends using the parachute to help you perform fun and challenging resisted sprints. The faster you run, the more resistance you will feel.

 

Read more: Livestrong: 6 Portable Pieces of Outdoor Exercise Equipment That Let You Work Out Anywhere

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Michael Castleman M.A. has written an informative article for Psychology Today about women's options for self help when it comes to painful intercourse.

According to the landmark “Sex In America” survey (1994), sexual pain afflicts around 20 percent of American women—15 percent before menopause, 33 percent after. That’s such a shame. Except for consensual BDSM, sex should never hurt, not even the first time.

Read more: Psychology Today: Effective Self-Help for Women’s Pain During Intercourse

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Healthline has once again reached out to Heather Jeffcoat for her expert opinion on staying healthy via postural exercise.

Foam roller: $25

These firm, yet comfortably supportive rollers are great for doing basic postural exercises to advanced core stabilization techniques, says Heather Jeffcoat, physical therapist and certified Pilates instructor.

Read more: Healthline: How to Build a Home Gym for Under $150

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The highly respected website Livestrong has once again reached out to our own Heather Jeffcoat for her expertise in all things physical therapy related.

In this latest article by Amada Capritto, Heather reveals some valuable tips on how to get your reps in even if your mobility is limited.

Having limited mobility can be frustrating — it might even feel fruitless to attempt strength training. But it's important to exercise regardless of your ability level, says Heather Jeffcoat, Los Angeles-based physical therapist. With the right fitness programming, it's totally doable.

Read more: Livestrong: A 20-Minute Seated Strength Workout for Anyone With Limited Mobility

C|Net: The Best Foam Rollers for Muscle Soreness and Stiffness, According to Pros
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With over 58,000 incoming links, an Alexa global ranking of 164 worldwide, and publication in seven languages, C|Net is one of the leading voices on the web when it comes to all things tech related. Their About page reads:

"CNET tells you what's new in tech, culture and science, why it matters, how it works and what you need.

Our global team works 24/7 to explore and explain the changing world around us. You can depend on CNET for news, commentary, analysis, features, FAQs, advice, hands-on reviews, buying guides, amazing photography and fun and informative videos."

In this recent article they venture away from the tech world and into the land of foam rollers for yoga and targeted stretching. Of course when they went looking for authoritative voices, they tapped Heather Jeffcoat for her expert opinion:

Read more: C|Net: The Best Foam Rollers for Muscle Soreness and Stiffness, According to Pros

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Heather Jeffcoat Once Again Featured by PopSugar

In this latest article by Maggie Ryan, they once again contacted our own Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, this time for her expert opinion on pilates crunches for toning your lower abs.

"I've been doing a lot of Pilates lately, and my abs are really liking all the new moves. One core exercise I really didn't see coming? Pilates double toe taps, a simple crunch variation done on your back that lit up my lower abs."

Read more: POPSUGAR: Prepare Your Core For a Pilates Crunch Variation That My Lower Abs Did NOT See Coming

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Heather Jeffcoat Provides Pilates Prowess to PopSugar

In their latest article about improving your core and achieving a flatter tummy and stronger abs through pilates, they contacted our own Heather Jeffcoat, DPT for her expert opinion:

Read more: POPSUGAR: The 11 Ab-Shaking Moves Pilates Instructors Want You to Do For a Strong, Toned Core

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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 | Bye-bye Pain, Hello Pleasure: Dr. Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

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Livestrong.com was founded by world champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. In their own words the site "provides the blueprint to simple healthy living", 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: Livestrong.com - The Best Pilates Reformers for Your Home Gym

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Once again Cosmopolitan Magazine's online staff has tapped Heather Jeffcoat

for her expertise in all things related to pelvic floor health

Listen: As someone who enjoys the feeling of soreness post-workout, I can assure you that I do not feel the same way the morning-after a different kind of sweat sesh. And, just a guess, but I'm going to assume that a sore vagina after sex doesn't feel too great for you either. For one, you might not know why or what is causing the soreness—which is, like, super irritating.

Read more: Heather Jeffcoat at Cosmo: 7 Reasons Why Your Vagina Is Sore After Sex

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Cosmopolitan Magazine's online staff has recently discovered what an invaluable resource they have at their fingertips every time they reach out to Heather Jeffcoat for her knowledge of pelvic floor health.

In their latest article about living with endometriosis they ask Heather for her opinion on the best sex toys for women who are experiencing this condition:

Read more: Eight Solid Sex Toy Options For Women Who Suffer From Endometriosis

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SkinnyMs. is a website dedicated to helping women live a healthier, happier lifestyle. In a recent article entitled "7 Soothing Yoga Positions for Lower Back Pain", they reached out first and foremost to Heather Jeffcoat for her valuable insights into yoga's role in reducing lower back pain.

The article opens with two direct quotes from Heather:

It’s about more than the back muscles

We asked the experts for their opinions on stretching for relieving lower back pain, and we received some great insight. Doctor of Physical Therapy, Heather Jeffcoat, had this to say:

Read more: Seven Soothing Yoga Positions for Lower Back Pain

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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT was once again a special guest on the popular and thought provoking podcast hosted by Dr. Emily Morse. Topics include Heather's book "Sex Without Pain", painful sex issues due to vaginismus, injury, pregnancy, and other issues, returning to a healthy postpartum sex life after childbirth, and much more.

From the show's notes on SexWithEmily.com:

Read more: Heather Jeffcoat on the "Sex With Emily" Show with Dr. Emily Morse - January 8, 2019

August McLaughlin Girl Boner Podcast
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Heather Jeffcoat was once again the featured guest on the hugely popular podcast Girl Boner Radio with August McLaughlin! In this episode they discuss the pelvic floor, painful sex, and physical therapy after gender affirming surgery.

Read more: Heather Interviewed by August McLaughlin on the Girl Boner Podcast - September 2018

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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT was a special guest on the popular and thought provoking podcast hosted by Dr. Emily Morse. Topics include Heather's book "Sex Without Pain", painful sex issues due to vaginismus, injury, pregnancy, and other issues, returning to a healthy postpartum sex life after childbirth, and much more.

From the show's notes on SexWithEmily.com:

Read more: Heather Jeffcoat on the "Sex With Emily" Show with Dr. Emily Morse - July 6, 2018

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Heather was recently interviewed by the popular feminine e-commerce company HelloFlo regarding the prevention of yeast infections. Here is a short excerpt:

"It’s a universally agreed upon fact that yeast infections are incredibly irritating — especially when they keep coming back."

"They’re messy, they can get in the way of your sex life, and they can even compel you to scratch your crotch in public at inopportune times."

Read more: Heather Interviewed by HelloFlo About Preventing Yeast Infections

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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT was recently Interviewed by August McLaughlin on the popular Girl Boner Podcast

About Girl Boner® Radio from the website AugustMcLaughlin.com:

"A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration, Girl Boner® Radio is where good girls go for sexual empowerment! Listen in as August McLaughlin, international model turned award-winning health and sexuality writer, explores women’s lives and sexuality like no one else. She’s the fearless sister/girlfriend you’ve always wanted—and she loves to talk sex!

Read more: Heather Interviewed by August McLaughlin on the Girl Boner Podcast - August, 2017

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Fusion Wellness PT founder Heather Jeffcoat, DPT was interviewed on the Morning Show with Aaron Sanchez of ABC News, with discussions of pelvic floor issues, PT treatments, and Heather's book taking center stage.

Read more: Heather Interviewed by ABC News' Aaron Sanchez

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