About

Hello there! Thank you for reading my blog on pelvic health!

My name is Jessica Reale and I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Board-Certified Specialist in Women’s Health (WCS) practicing in Atlanta, GA. I own and treat patients at Southern Pelvic Health, a private practice serving men, women and children with pelvic floor dysfunction in the metro Atlanta area. I graduated from Duke University with my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and Gordon College with my BS in Kinesiology.

I love working with all people who have pelvic health problems– this includes urinary, bowel, and/or sexual dysfunction as well as pelvic pain. I am a research nerd, and spend way too much time reading new articles to try to integrate the most current research and practices in my treatment plans. I also work with children who have constipation, bladder difficulties or bedwetting, or persistent abdominal pain (Can you believe there are only 3 of us who do this in Atlanta?). 

Education is my passion! My mother is a retired elementary teacher, and she passed along a strong love for teaching! Not only do I love to help my patients understand their bodies better, but I also have been incredibly fortunate to lecture and instruct across the country. I’ve lectured at conferences, support groups, universities, hospitals, and webinars. I am a faculty member with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and teach continuing education courses to physical therapists and other health care professionals on topics related to pelvic health and peripartum care. (On that note, I would love to see you at a course! Check out my teaching schedule!) I also teach doctoral students at the College of St. Scholastica, and I guest lecture at Mercer University.

I live in East Cobb, north of Atlanta, GA with my incredible husband and two amazing daughters! When I’m not teaching, writing, and treating patients, you’ll find me balancing a newborn while chasing a toddler, doing yoga, traveling with my family, and enjoying all Atlanta has to offer!

Jessica (right) presenting with colleague Jenna Sires, PT at South Carolina Physical Therapy Association Conference 2014
Jessica (right) presenting with colleague Jenna Sires, PT at South Carolina Physical Therapy Association Conference 2014

 

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  1. I am in great need of help. I had a colon resection in May of 2018. The surgery was required because of constant divertilitis attacks. Everything changed after the surgery. My life is absolutely miserable because I now cannot poop at all on my own. I have been trying everything from suppositories, Linzess, smooth move tea, etc. I will come to you if I cannot find someone here to help me. My life is planned around laxatives which I hate using. Most of the time it comes down to using a fleets enema. I have developed hemroids that rule my life from the pain.

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    1. Hi Paula,

      I’m so sorry you are struggling. I can’t imagine how difficult this has been for you. How much do your colon was removed? Where do you live, and I can try to look and see if I can find someone skilled near you!

      ~ Jessica

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