We’ve spent years of refining our methodology with our patients in New York City, and now this at-home recovery program is accessible to women everywhere.
I gave birth to my daughter Cecilia in summer of 2018. I was not prepared for how weak, unstable and vulnerable I felt afterwards. I was scared in my new body and retreated into protection mode, which made it hard for me to know where to start.
Even though I’d helped guide hundreds of other women through their recovery journey, I needed help.
That's when I reached out to Jessica. She's a friend and a fellow doctor of physical therapy and I respect her as a clinician immensely. We soon realized that this was bigger than my own recovery, and started developing a methodology for progressing moms back to feeling safe and secure in their body. That summer, in our 5th floor walkup in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, Chelsea Method was born.
We spent the next year perfecting the program. Our goal was ambitious: to set a new standard for postpartum care and make it available to moms everywhere. Chelsea Method is the program we always wanted for our patients. We are so excited to share it with you and become a partner in your own recovery.
Dr. Babich and Dr. Stamas are specialists in pelvic floor rehabilitation with extensive training in pelvic rehab, women’s health, orthopedics, and sports medicine.
Jessica is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Functional Manual Therapist with specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation, and neurologic and viscerogenic dysfunction. Previously, Jessica worked as a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist offering personal training services and group fitness classes in the community. She also helped to develop a transitional care program for individuals moving from rehab into fitness.
Jessica has extensive experience treating a diverse clientele from chronic pain to weekend warriors, elite athletes and Broadway performers. She believes that all individuals have untapped potential and is passionate about restoring and optimizing efficient movement.
Over the last three years, she has provided direct patient care and education to pelvic pain, pregnant and postpartum patients. Having identified the postpartum population as one often overlooked and underserved, she is dedicated to providing new mamas with resources and skilled quality care, giving them the functional outcomes they deserve.
She continues to work as a clinician in New York City and lives on the Upper East Side with her cat Fivvers.
Stephanie Stamas is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner and Certified Athletic Trainer. While studying at Columbia University, she contributed to research investigating postpartum recovery practices.
She’s specialized in treating postpartum women and pelvic floor dysfunction for over 7 years in New York City. She has extensive training in treating complex pain syndromes, orthopedic dysfunctions and women’s health. Stephanie has been a contributing radio show host of The Pelvic Messenger, a lead educator of the Pelvic Health 101 seminar series in NYC and a repeat guest lecturer at New York University’s Medical School and SUNY Downstate.
While pregnant, she recognized the need for prenatal education and developed the Pregnant PT Youtube channel, providing guidance for pregnant women. After giving birth to her daughter, she became passionate about improving postpartum care for new mamas. She personally experienced the gap in care during the fourth trimester and works diligently to provide insight, guidance and resources for moms.
Stephanie continues to work as a clinician in New York City and lives with her husband, daughter and two cats in Chelsea.
We would like to thank everyone who has helped us in our journey to get here. We would also like to recognize and give thanks to institutions who have highly influenced us as practitioners, including: