“I believe the best treatment results come from creating a partnership with the patient and working together to achieve that person’s individual goals. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the healing journey for people dealing with the often private issues in pelvic health. I am rewarded daily by helping men, women and children learn to use their bodies to heal themselves, and I strive to provide excellent, evidence-based care, focused on treating the whole person.”
Jessica Reale joined Atlanta PT after spending the last 5 years in Greenville, South Carolina where she was the director of the largest pelvic floor rehabilitation program in the state. She received a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Duke University School of Medicine. Jessica is among an elite group of only 3 Board-Certified Specialists in Women’s Health (WCS) in the Atlanta metro area.
Jessica is passionate about helping her patients achieve optimal health through individualized treatment plans while integrating the most current research. Her clinical practice focuses on working with men and women experiencing urinary, bowel and/or sexual dysfunction as well as pelvic pain. In addition, she has very specialized advanced training in treating children experiencing bladder or bowel difficulties.
Jessica interned with one of the first board-certified pelvic health specialists in the country, and continued her education by completing the pelvic health curriculum through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Since that time, she has further advanced her education by taking coursework in manual therapy, chronic pain neuroscience, pudendal neuralgia, trigger point dry needling, visceral manipulation, pregnancy/postpartum evaluation and treatment, pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction and
Jessica is active in the American Physical Therapy Association and the Section on Women’s Health, serving on the Educational Review Committee and Functional Outcome Measures Taskforce. She is passionate about educating the community and current practitioners on pelvic floor disorders and has taught seminars locally as well as presented at statewide conferences. Jessica has taught as adjunct faculty in physical therapy, orthopaedic, and sports residency programs. She also has been a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Jessica is dedicated to advancing the education of current practitioners; she has provided mentoring and formal education to doctoral students from Duke University as well as established practitioners new to the specialty of pelvic health.
Jessica’s passion for health and wellness began in high school when she competed as a triathlete in cross country, swimming, and track & field. She continued competing in cross country and track in college, when an injury changed her life, ultimately introducing her to physical therapy and her future career. When not treating patients, she enjoys an active life with her husband Andrew, competing in road races and sprint triathlons, hiking in the mountains, and enjoying restaurants, events and culture in Atlanta.