Heather Jeffcoat (she/her/hers) is the author of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve and a recognized expert in the field of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. She is also the President of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. After receiving many emails from people around world, she noticed there was a gap in access to quality pelvic floor physical therapy providers, and women deserved answers and a treatment plan for the painful sex they were experiencing. She developed her book as a way to get her proven techniques to all who needed it. Heather is proud to have opened the first pelvic health physical therapy program in the Pasadena / Glendale area, and has continued to serve the area since 2004. Since then, her staff and services have expanded to the Mid-Wilshire district, Sherman Oaks, and most recently Claremont, where her mission continues to emphasize quality of care in order to optimize her patients' goals.
You’ve probably heard about fiber’s importance for regular digestion and poops, but your pelvic floor is also integral to staying regular. The pelvic floor muscles can be non-relaxing, meaning that when they are meant to relax during constipation, they stay in a short position.