Well Bellies & Babies
“Womb to World” Services
PRIVATE MAMA & BABY THERAPY
These services address a wide range of pediatric diagnoses including but not limited to motor delay, torticollis, post tongue/lip tie procedures, & autism to sensory processing disorders & low muscle tone. Women’s health diagnoses including postpartum joint pain, diastasis recti, & core instability/weakness to pelvic floor dysfunction & incontinence. Well Belly therapists incorporate therapeutic touch, myofacial release, craniosacral techniques & reflex integration through rhythmic movement into treatment sessions. Instruction on the Tummy Time! Method, which helps to regulate a child’s nervous system, is also offered. Services can be provided in a clinic, home, or outdoor nature setting.
Some insurance plans & private pay accepted.
THERAPEUTIC TOUCH & PLAY
This class provides the opportunity to learn how to therapeutically touch your baby to facilitate bonding, improve sleep patterns, decrease colic/reflux symptoms, & help with overall development. The class also incorporates gentle rhythmic movements that help to connect your baby’s brain & body for healthy development. Various therapeutic play positions are also covered including tummy time, rolling techniques, & upright sitting activities. The class also serves as an amazing support circle for mothers to connect & inspire one another throughout their baby’s first months of life.
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 (9 year old boy/girl twins, 7 year old daughter, & 3 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, The Happy Hen, where they enjoy fishing, raising chickens/ducks/goats, & gardening. Therapeutic Nature Camps, Playgroups, Open Nature Play Hours, & Birthday Parties for children of all ages are offered starting in the Summer/Fall of 2016 on their homestead in collaboration with other pediatric professionals. 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!