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Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT www.thepilatespt.com 310-871-9554

Heather 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 Flexibility 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 pregnancy and post-partum related disorders (incontinence, back/hip pain, diastasis recti, incisional pain post C-section, hysterectomy or laprascopic surgery), pelvic pain (vaginismus, vulvar vestibulitis, levator ani syndrome, pudendal neuralgia, interstitial cystitis, voiding dysfunction, etc), neck pain, tension headaches, low back pain, hip pain, sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunctions and shoulder pain and dysfunction (adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff impingement, bursitis, etc). To stay current with the newest research and treatment techniques, Heather is regularly attending continuing education covering various topics in the field. 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 a quarterly column in the International Childbirth Education Association Journal entitled “Perinatal Wellness”. She also teaches Wellness and Restorative classes to women around the Greater Los Angeles area in addition to providing patient care.