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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.