Dr Jessica Reale and Patricia Schmidt
Dr. Jessica Reale, PT, DPT, WCS
Dr. Jessica Reale is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Board-Certified Specialist in Women’s Health (WCS). She has specialized for over 10 years in working with all people with pelvic floor dysfunctions, and owns a private practice, Southern Pelvic Health, in the metro Atlanta area. Jessica has advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of urinary and bowel problems, sexual dysfunction, prenatal and postpartum concerns, complex pelvic pain disorders, and much more. She is a faculty member and curriculum developer with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, and teaches within the Pelvic Floor Series and Perinatal Series to other health care providers across the country.
Additionally, she authors a blog on pelvic health topics at www.jessicarealept.com, and is a regular contributor to the blog at YogaU. Jessica is a student of Yoga and has a deep appreciation of the benefit that a yoga practice can have in helping people find healing from their pelvic health challenges. She is also passionate about educating people in the community, and partners with Dr. Sara Reardon of “The Vagina Whisperer” to provide regular online classes and workshops. For additional information about Jessica, view her personal website at www.jessicarealept.com or her clinic website at www.southernpelvichealth.com.
Patricia Schmidt, E-RYT 500hr, IAYT Level 1, YACEP
Patricia Schmidt (E-RYT 500hr, IAYT Level 1, YACEP) is the founder of PLS Yoga, a private yoga practice that specializes in yoga for pelvic health and wellness. She teaches large general classes for all levels at Vista Yoga (Atlanta, GA), as well as adaptive and chair practices for those living with specific concerns and conditions. In her private practice, she helps people living with pelvic floor dysfunctions, including pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, cancers, and pain conditions. She also helps those with issues related to the pelvis, but who are feeling it elsewhere: hips, knees, lower back (up and down the chain…).
In addition to 23 years of yoga practice with wonderfully inspiring instructors, Patricia has trained with internationally-recognized teachers, including Nubia Teixeira, Christy Brown, Kaya Mindlin, Robin Gueth, Lynn Weinberger, and Jane Austin. She currently studies with Marti Yura, Tias Little, and Kaya Mindlin. She holds further certifications in yoga for hypermobility (and its related conditions), yoga for cancer survivors, yin and restorative practices, and prenatal/postpartum yoga. Patricia is a faculty member on the Vista Yoga 300hr Advanced Teacher Training, and holds regular workshops and community education outreach on pelvic health and yoga. Her full training, education, and upcoming teaching schedule may be found at www.plsyoga.com