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Stephanie Novacek

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 in both the home-based & outpatient settings. She specializes in developmental diagnoses between birth to 5 years of age, neuromuscular disorders, & chronic pain. Stephanie is also certified as an Infant & Pediatric Massage Instructor providing group & private classes 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.


Stephanie also values education & community service having served on the board for the Kansas City Pediatric Alliance, guest lecturing for local universities in their Physical Therapy program, & providing transfer training for counselors at the Muscular Dystrophy Summer Camp which she participated as a counselor for 10 years.

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 to Infant Massage classes, Stephanie provides nutrition & cultured food classes for all ages, exercise classes for pregnancy/postpartum, & 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 (8 year old boy/girl twins, 5 year old daughter, & 1 year old son) & enjoys being outdoors whether it be to play with her kids, garden, or read. She & her family currently reside on a 10-acre homestead where they enjoy fishing, raising chickens, & gardening. She 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.