Stephanie Novacek graduated from Creighton University Physical Therapy Program in May 2001 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has focused her career on children with incorporation of holistic wellness care for mamas & babies. Stephanie is also certified as an Infant & Pediatric Massage Instructor providing group & private sessions for families & care providers to learn the benefits of therapeutic touch for the healthy development of babies & children. She also specializes in therapeutic touch for children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy & on the Autism spectrum.
Well Bellies & Babies, established in January 2013, focuses on Physical Therapy and other holistic services for mothers & children to empower them with the tools for optimal health through natural prevention. In addition her Therapeutic Touch & Play class, Stephanie provides nutrition education for all ages, including fermented food classes/workshops & guided grocery store tours for those wanting to learn more about how to improve their own health in a natural & cost-effective way!
Stephanie is fulfilled with an active lifestyle as a mama of 4 children & enjoys being outdoors whether it be to play with her kids, garden, or read. She & her family currently reside on a 10-acre homestead, The Happy Hen, where they enjoy fishing, raising chickens/ducks/goats/potbelly pigs, & gardening. Therapeutic Nature Camps, Playgroups, Open Nature Play Hours, & Birthday Parties for children of all ages are offered on their homestead in collaboration with other pediatric professionals. A Therapeutic Nature-Based Preschool is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2017.
Stephanie is passionate about continuing to expand her knowledge about natural prevention & is eager to share this invaluable education with the intent to guide & inspire mamas and children to celebrate their health journey from womb to world!