Meet The Team

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    Beth Kemper

    PT, MPT, WCS, PRPC (she/her)

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    Megan Beach-Gomes

    PT, DPT (she/her)

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    Laura Ross

    PT, DPT, PRPC (she/her)

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    Janice Leakes

    Client Coordinator (she/her)

Beth Kemper

PT, MPT, WCS, PRPC (she/her)

“Really, PT for THAT?” I know it may seem odd at first. But it actually makes a lot of sense! The pelvis is the center, the connecting point for the entire body. What happens above and below the pelvis affects its function, and vice versa – what happens in the pelvis affects everything else (shoulders, feet, etc)! We are all different...Every person has a different history with whatever ‘pelvic’ issue they are experiencing. Pelvic PT should combine truly individualized, patient-specific goals that includes a variety of PT skills and training.   Here’s a little insight – that’s what makes pelvic PT so fun…figuring out your particular pattern and putting those pieces together. My treatment approach is eclectic. I use multiple forms of therapy, because it is important for a therapist to be able to draw from a variety of resources. Not all people respond to the same program. Beware of anyone who tells you differently! My path so far….How on Earth did you get into this? I hear that question at least once a week. C’mon…the abdominal and pelvic region is fascinating!! Right?  My passion for pelvic work started early in my PT career and quickly became the focus. I started by treating OB and incontinence issues in the late 90’s, then progressed into treating those with more complex pelvic and abdominal pain issues for all genders. Within 2 years of starting this journey, I’d secured pelvic rehab as my primary area of interest. Over 25 years later, I am excited to continue learning, teaching and spreading the word of pelvic health PT! Been there, done that….I went through my own pregnancies, miscarriage and deliveries. Over the years, I have had pelvic pain, peed during running, learned how to live well and exercise despite prolapse, managed constipation, and discovered the importance of sleep and nutrition. I progressed into an early perimenopause and have happily progressed into my post-meno life.  I’ve shared with and taught my family and friends how to do the same. I’ve seen thousands of clients through the same processes. Through all of that, I have become even more dedicated to this form of therapy that is so very under-represented! We all need a tribe….For over 25 years I have created relationships with many caregivers – both locally and nationally – to build a solid network of caring, enthusiastic and knowledgeable providers in the pelvic health field. I have developed a comprehensive approach to treating a variety of abdominal, pelvic and gender-specific conditions. My vow to you….I learn from my highly-motivated and educated patients daily, from dedicated researchers, clinicians and body-workers every chance I get, and from a variety of research/evidence-based sources, books, articles, blogs and websites as often as possible. In exchange, I offer the most caring, effective, educated and intuitive treatment of which I am able for relief of whatever brings you through my door. Pelvic PT should not hurt or be boring – in fact, pelvic PT really can be fun! Let me show you how strong, secure and yes, normal you can feel again!
COURSES:
  • Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management. IDN. Raleigh, NC.
  • Functional Dry Needling. EIM. Denver, CO.
  • Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment and Treatment. Herman and Wallace. Online.
  • Mobilization of the Visceral Fascia – Urinary System. Herman and Wallace. Atlanta, GA.
  • Master Session with Lorimer Mosely. NOI. Online.
  • Pre (Meno) Matters. Litos & Snowden, Online.
  • Neurac 2 Lower Body / RedCord. Atlanta, GA.
  • Low Pressure Fitness / Hypopressives. Pelvic Guru, Orlando, FL.
  • Neurac Levels 1 – 4 – Redcord Upper/Lower Body. Atlanta, GA.
  • Endometriosis MasterClass, Integrative Women’s Health Institute. Online.
  • Pre- and Postnatal Coaching Certification, Girls Gone Strong. Online.
  • Pelvic Restoration, PRI. Atlanta, GA.
  • Male Pelvic Health, Allied Education, Online.
  • Female Athlete: Bulletproof Your Core, Sher Pelvic / Antony Lo, Atlanta, GA.
  • Vestibulodynia, Alcove Education, Atlanta, GA.
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Prague Institute, Atlanta, GA.
  • Advanced Topics of Pregnancy and Postpartum, Section of Women’s Health, APTA, Atlanta, GA.
  • SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), Sovereign Rehab, Atlanta, GA.
  • IASTM, Advanced CEU, Online.
  • Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy and Postpartum, Section of Women’s Health, APTA, Atlanta, GA.
  • Menopause Rehabilitation and System Management, Herman and Wallace, Atlanta, GA.
  • Myokinematic Restoration, PRI, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cervico-Thoracic Effect on the Pelvic Diaphragm, Atlanta, GA.
  • Pelvic Floor 3, Herman and Wallace, Atlanta, GA.
  • Male Pelvic Floor Assessment and Treatment, Tampa, FL.
  • Sex and Sexuality in the Physical Therapy Practice, Parts A and B, Medbridge / Online.
  • Pudendal Neuralgia Assessment and Treatment, Atlanta, GA.
  • Functional Application in Pelvic Rehabilitation – Part B, Medbridge / Online.
  • Chronic Pain and the Challenging Patient, Medbridge / Online.
  • Differential Diagnosis in Chronic Pelvic Pain. Herman and Wallace. Houston, TX.
  • Breathing and Postural Control, Mary Massery, CSM, Chicago, IL.
  • Hip Dysfunction, Dr. Hyman, Atlanta, GA.
  • Restoration of the Abdominal Wall in Post-Partum Women. Dianne Lee, CSM, New Orleans, LA.
  • Women’s Health Update. Atlanta, GA.
  • Visceral Mobilization. Herman and Wallace, Durham, NC.
  • Mobilization of the Nervous System, NOI. Atlanta, GA.
  • Movement System Approach to Musculoskeletal Pelvic Pain: Hip and Pelvic Girdle. Herman and Wallace, MSA2. Columbus, OH.
  • Foundations of Trigger Point Release. MyoPain Seminars/Jan Dommerholt. Atlanta, GA.
  • Colorectal Dysfunction, Coccyx Treatments, and the Male Pelvic Floor. Herman and Wallace, PF2A. Columbus, OH.
  • Dynamic Stabilization – Pelvic and Abdominal Training. Paul Hodges. CSM, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Continence Treatments – Primary Care Providers. Atlanta, GA.
  • Advances in Pelvic Surgery – Emory University/NAFC. Atlanta, GA.
  • Evaluation and Treatment of LBP and SIJ Dysfunctions. Atlanta, GA.
  • Treatment of Bowel, Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders. Marquette University.
  • Manually Managing Pain: Simple Contact for Neural Tension and Chronic Pain. Cross Country Seminars.
  • MLD/CDT Intro Course. Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.
  • Adaptive and Therapeutic Yoga for Rehabilitation Professionals. Cross Country Seminars.
  • Postural Reflexes, TMJ, Cranial Series, Center IMT.
  • Dizzy Patient Management – Vestibular Rehab, Univ of Penn.
  • Functional Orthopedics I, Institute of Physical Art.
  • Bone and Joint Disease, MED2000.
  • Cervical-Thoracic Integration, Institute of Physical Art.
  • Evaluation and Treatment of the TMJ, Motivations, Inc.
  • Manual Physical Therapy: Research to Practice. Cross Country Seminars.
  • Myofascial Release: Fascial-Pelvis, Barnes.
  • Bones and Balance – Therapy for Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment, North American Seminars.
  • Shoulder Complex Assessment and Intervention, Mountain Area Health Education Center.
  • Bone Bruise Seminar, Center for Integrative Manual Therapy.
  • Lumbo-Pelvic Integration, Institute of Physical Art.
  • Integrative Manual Therapy – Double Crush Syndrome, Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation.
  • Myofascial Release I, Barnes MFR Course.
  • Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow, The Miller Clinic.
  • Visceral and Urogenital Manipulation, APTA – Women’s Health Section.
  • Principles of Manual Medicine, Michigan State University.
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, APTA Women’s Health Section.
  • CranioSacral Therapy II, Upledger Institue.
  • Myofascial Mapping and Release, Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation.
  • Literature Review with Related Anatomy Dissection, Western Carolina University.
  • Strain/Counterstrain, Dialogues in Contempory Rehabilitation.
  • Traumatic Ankle Injuries and Rehabilitation, The Miller Clinic.
  • CranioSacral Therapy I, Upledger Institute.
  • Total Joint Rehabilitation, Total Joint Rehab Seminars, Inc.
CONFERENCES:
  • EDS ECHO Conference 2021. Online.
  • Endo Summit, Online.
  • North American Menopause Society Summit, Online.
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (ECHO) Summit, Online.
  • ISSWSH / ISSM Joint Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • International Pelvic Pain Society Scientific Meeting / 3rd Annual World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain.
  • APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV; Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Indianapolis, IN.
  • IPPS Annual Scientific Meeting on Chronic Pelvic Pain.
  • Urogynecology Conference. Johns Hopkins University.

Here are some of the basic stats:

  • Dual certification by APTA Board and by Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
  • WCS – Board Certified in Women’s Health. Certification from the American Physical Therapist Association as a physical therapist who has extensive clinical experience in the treatment of female-specific therapy issues as well as completion of case study and board examination.
  • PRPC – Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification – Specialist certification through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Institute: “This certification is intended to distinguish professionals with expertise in treating pelvic floor dysfunction throughout the life-cycle, inclusive of bladder, bowel, gynecologic, orthopedic, sexual and obstetric topics.”
  • MPT – Master of Physical Therapy – Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology/Chemistry Double Major, Magna Cum Laude from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.
  • Over twenty years of clinical experience, including emphasis on pelvic health for all genders.
  • Extensive Post-Graduate continuing education with emphasis on manual therapeutic interventions, Redcord Neurac method and pelvic rehabilitation. Manual training includes osteopathic, craniosacral, myofascial release, integrative manual therapy, scar tissue mobilization, visceral mobilization, and joint mobilization.
  • BCB-PMD (former) – Certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback through Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. I held this certification for 20 years. I still have the skills, but decided not to pay another group to verify it for me anymore.
  • Member of multiple professional organizations including Ehlers-Danlos Society, International Pelvic Pain Society, American Physical Therapy Association – Academy of Pelvic Health, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, National Vulvodynia Association, Interstitial Cystitis Association, International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, American Urogynecologic Association.
  • Adjunct member of Emory University Hospital Multidisciplinary Team – active in interdisciplinary monthly meetings for patient care review and mutual education regarding treatments with physicians from Emory University Urogynecology, Gastrointestinal, Colorectal, Urology, and Radiology departments.
  • National Director of Pelvic Health for Activcore (previous) – developed an innovative approach to pelvic rehabilitation that includes using Redcord / Neurac programming for more holistic recovery of function.
  • Contributor to MD newsletters, blogs, magazine/journal articles.
  • Instructor in pelvic dysfunction – mentorship for new pelvic PT’s, courses for Family Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapy graduate students, Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nurses and Physician Assistants.
  • Teacher Assistant for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Courses.
  • Co-founder and former owner of private outpatient clinic in Asheville, NC.
  • Mother, wife, runner, hiker, friend, dancer.
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Megan Beach-Gomes

PT, DPT (she/her)

I’m originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, but I fell in love with the Decatur Area while attending Emory University for my BS in Anthropology and Human Biology.  After injuring my shoulder competing with the Eagles’ swim team I experienced the positive impact physical therapy made on my life. I returned to my home state to study my new-found passion at California State, Long Beach and discovered a passion for all things pelvic.

I’ve moved back to Atlanta to work at KPP because I believe in their vision of full body integration and holistic care.  No one person fits a mold and I strive to tailor my care to each individual. Helping my patients live symptom free and return to LIFE gets me up in the morning and I look forward to meeting you!

When not in the clinic, I enjoy swimming, painting, and hanging out with my husband and our dog Pepper.

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Laura Ross

PT, DPT, PRPC (she/her)

Laura is a transplant to Decatur after practicing as a Pelvic PT in Murfreesboro, TN. She is passionate about helping everyone with a pelvis. Her special interests are inclusive care for all genders, pelvic pain and the intersection of pelvic health and athletic performance. Laura attended PT school at Northwestern University in Chicago and recently earned her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certificate (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Institute. Prior to becoming a PT Laura was a professional oboist for 10 years playing in studios, symphonies, operas and ballets in Nashville. When not in the clinic, you’ll find her at the gym, reading, cooking and spending time in nature. Laura habla español y puede ayuda a clientes en inglés o español. 

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Janice Leakes

Client Coordinator (she/her)

Providing amazing customer service is always an essential part of a day’s work for me. If you aren’t smiling when you arrive to our office, I hope to provide a little sunshine to your day! At Kemper Pelvic Phyiso, I am responsible for all office procedures, and I try my best to use my organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in our beautiful and peaceful office! I regularly find myself drawing on my love of writing and communication during the day which is satisfying as a hopeful New York Times Best Seller. Prior to joining KPP, I managed three local MRI practices and dabbled in the financial world. I returned to what I know and love at KPP.

I love living in Decatur and exploring the neighborhood with my husband Denton and our dog Yoshi. We’ve got a little one on the way affectionately nicknamed “Tiger” and I am SO excited to add the title of “Mom” to my repertoire. I look forward to assisting you!

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