Dr. Stephanie Werkau has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has been practicing since 2016. She is a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified in Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy. Dr. Werkau is always striving to learn more and continue her education in all areas but specifically pediatrics and women’s health. Most recently she has taken courses in pelvic floor dysfunction, pediatrics, and pediatric pelvic floor.Dr. Werkau is from Tempe, AZ and now resides in Gilbert. She is a wife and the mother of 2 young children, one girl, and one boy. She loves to spend time with family and live an active lifestyle. Yoga and running are some of her favorite ways to exercise. Dr. Werkau has a passion for learning how the body works together and helping her patients improve their lives. “I enjoy teaching and helping infants, toddlers, kids and women attain new skills and reduce setbacks. I hope that I can help you and/or your child attain your goals to live a healthy life.” – Stephanie Werkau PT, DPT, COMT, PCES
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This can be very stressful for both parent and child.
We are here to make it easier and help facilitate training so no poor long term habits or behaviors are developed.
Being a new or first time parent is hard.
Not knowing if your child is meeting milestones can be stressful. If you have any concerns please reach out and we can help you work to get back on track.
Not all tongue ties are the same but they do put infants at risk for torticollis.
We can perform the bodywork needed and teach you how to prevent torticollis.
No internal exams will be performed. An external exam may be performed if indicated and consent given. This involves assessing the skin integrity, reflexes of pelvic floor musculature, and perineum mobility.
Biofeedback is a tool we use to help assess and treat patient’s for pelvic floor conditions. It involves using 3 small dime-size electrodes that detect when the pelvic floor muscles are activated. This can help us see if there is too much tone, decreased coordination, or difficulty activating or relaxing the muscles causing the issue.
Most exercises are play based meaning we will play games while doing an exercise that benefits the child. We look to find what things the child is interested in (Pokémon, princesses, animals, etc.) and use that in our treatments.
Most potty training occurs between 2-3 years of age. Most facilities require kids to be potty trained to start Pre-school and/or Kindergarten.These options are great for you if your child is 18mo or older and showing signs of readiness. If you have started the process but are having trouble, we are here to help!
There should be no pain while we are treating. We use purposeful play and games as exercises to facilitate our goals. If at any time you or your child is uncomfortable please notify us.
We treat all ages from birth to young adult in our pediatric section. We also treat adults for pelvic health conditions.
The pregnancy and postpartum chapters in our lives can feel overwhelming but if you are in pain, having leaks, or don’t know how to exercise safely we can help.
You do not have to do this alone; we are here for you.