Heather Jean has been a pelvic floor physical therapist for 19 years. She has effectively helped women reverse symptoms of incontinence and prolapse and constipation, restore sexual functioning, and reduce PMS or menopause symptoms. And now she wants to help women prevent these symptoms by empowering them with education.
The pelvic abdominal cavity is rich in autonomic functions which means it is an emotional part of the body. Strengthening the physical body is only part of healing. Using ancient practices that support emotional development along with science-based exercises, Heather Jean believes that women will feel more balanced and true to their nature. She, therefore, has cultivated skills to screen for mental-emotional health issues and collaborated with mental health practitioners, shamans, life coaches, psychiatrists, and social workers to provide holistic care.
Loves being a mother to Serisa and Aliya. She believes motherhood has enhanced her ability to treat the whole person and meet them where they are at. She and her husband, Josh, love adventuring and traveling. They both value spending time with family creating memories and inspiring each other.
Heather Jean br pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) services to Sant Cruz, CA, in 2007 and to Park City's Intermountain Hospital in 2011. She started the pelvic floor program, developed a TMJ practice, and was a member of the concussion team at IHC.
She has combined Jaw & Myofunctional (tongue, mouth and throat) with Pelvic-Abdominal PT; a unique fusion of modalities to treat the jaw - pelvic connection. Dysfunctions often occur in both areas of the body, even if the symptoms are silent. Specializing in both, she believes brings more understanding and relief to her patients.
Heather, Lynn and David talk about the: jaw - pelvis connection, pelvic floor physical therapy for men, and honoring the unique transitions for women especially around menstruation.
Healthier Body, Deeper Intimacy
Healing from Within, Through the Power of Kegels
Guest: Heather Jean Deford, MPT - Specializing in the Pelvic Floor
What is pelvic floor physical therapy? Why should it be relevant to you? Whether it’s for better sex, physical balance, or the benefits of internal fitness, learning these tools is essential for helping to prevent functional decline over the years ahead. By expanding body awareness, you can increase the levels of intimacy, to experience a new sense of wellbeing and ecstatic joy. Discover the keys to unlocking energy centers for vitality and longevity.
Demystifying Female Anatomy and Physiology through early education and normalization
Heather DeFord joins us to offer some self-care strategies for young women. Heather leads workshops and educational series centering around woman’s health, and she focuses on how to have a healthy relationship with body and mind. Though education, movement, sharing and mindfulness young women will gain a stronger core, postural awareness, and a healthier self concept.
Heather Deford is a local physical therapist who specializes in the pelvic floor. It turns out - and not surprisingly - that a significant component of women’s power lies in this physical region of the body. Heather will lead a workshop called Grounded Goddess on Saturday, May 11, and provide guidance to heal and nurture your feminine essence through guided meditation, yoga breath work and Pelvic Floor awareness.