Heather 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. 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 Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks, where her mission continues to place quality of care in order to optimize her patients' goals.
She has been a featured guest on Sirius XM, Sex With Emily, Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew, Cosmopolitan, Hello Giggles, Health, Pop Sugar, Bustle Livestrong, Mom.me, ABC Radio, Health Magazine, L.A. Parent Magazine, and many other media outlets. She has contributed to the ICA Update and the International Childbirth Education Association Journal, where she hosted the long-running quarterly column entitled "Perinatal Wellness". She has presented her techniques twice at the American Urogynecologic Association's Annual Meeting, most recently in 2018 in video format during their general scientific session. She has also been a guest blogger multiple times for the Womens Health Foundation. She has also developed a course to further her mission of improving women's sexual health and it made it's debut in Istanbul, Turkey in Spring of 2019. In Summer 2019, she worked with the Chinese Olympic Committee's summer and winter athletes in Beijing. She maintains her passion for treating sports and orthopaedic injuries, and brings a whole-body approach to her work with women's sexual dysfunction and pain disorders. She understands that many of her patients rarely have isolated pelvic issues - and the majority also come with hip, back, neck or other orthopedic dysfunction that could be driving their pain further away from a solution unless the bigger picture is addressed.
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 Fascial Stretch Therapist through the Stretch to Win Institute.
Jamye Waxman is a Sex Educator and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern practicing in Los Angeles, CA. She is passionate about working with people who are exploring their sexuality and gender, and is also dedicated to working with people in alternative relationships and the LGBTQI community. Jamye is the author of four books, including her latest, "How to Break Up With Anyone." Learn more about Jamye Waxman.
AVA CADELL BIO 2019Dr. Ava Cadell is an AASECT Certified Sex Counselor, Sexologist, Author of 11 books, Media Therapist and founder of LoveUniv.com, for Higher Learning & Loving.
Dr. Ava has traveled to four continents motivating Fortune 500 businessmen & women, international women’s & men’s organizations on finding love, creative romance, enhancing intimacy, expanding sexuality & sexual healing for a more fulfilling quality of life.
As a media therapist, Dr. Ava has appeared on over 100 TV shows on major networks; NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, Discovery, Bravo, & HBO. She contributes to many media outlets, such as Huff Post, NY Times, Boston Herald, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Brides, Men’s & Women’s Health, on all aspects of love and sex.
Author of 11 books, including NeuroLoveology, The Power to Mindful Love & Sex, endorsed by Dr. John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus, Dr. Ava was commissioned to write The Idiot’s Guide to Kama Sutra, The Sexy Little Book of Sex Games & The Sexy Little Book of Oral Pleasure for Alpha/Penguin Publishing. She also has two instructional video series, Dr. Ava’s Guides & Penthouse Sex Academy.