Our physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and nutritionist are highly trained  therapists. We take great pride in giving each patient individualized, quality care. We are trained to work with children from birth through 18 with a wide variety of diagnoses and with adults with neurological disorders. On a daily basis our therapists work together as a team to assess and treat the patients who come to Step by Step. Several of our treatment rooms are designed with children in mind with lots of child friendly, fun equipment. Our clients work hard on their skills when they come to the center, and they celebrate many victories!

“My son got the best therapy at Step by Step. He quickly recovered movement in his neck and he now holds his head straight. Thank you so much”

Joan A.

"I was impressed by my son's PT because she was able to find very specific things that he needed to work on. She was very diligent and positive"

Maureen M.

“Having a newborn who cannot eat is so stressful. What a great service we got from the feeding team. In no time she was gaining weight” Cannot thank you enough!

Maria A.

“My daughters OT went out of her way to help us find out what was going on. The therapy was a great help and she is now doing much better.”

Jean S.


Pia earned her bachelor degree in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1981 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2008.

 In her early career in Denmark, Pia worked with children in a special education school setting, she helped start the first early intervention home based therapy program for infants in Copenhagen and she was the physical therapy director in a residential facility for young multi-handicapped adults.

In 1989 Pia and her family moved to Boston where she worked at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital as a pediatric resource clinician in both in the pediatric inpatient unit and in the outpatient clinic as well as in home care. In 1993 Pia moved to Rochester, NY where she worked in home care until she began working in the Early Intervention Program as an independent provider in 1995.

In 1998 she opened Pediatric Physical Therapy Services, a private practice providing outpatient services and Early Intervention/Preschool Services. In 2009, Pediatric Physical Therapy Services merged with Step by Step to form the current company.

Pia has extensive teaching experience within the field of pediatric and neurological physical therapy and technology use. She has been teaching about Brachial Plexus Injuries and EMG Biofeedback/EMG Triggered Stimulation throughout the USA and Canada. Her teaching experience also includes courses in how to use current knowledge about neuroplasticity such as using treatment intensives to maximize patient outcomes.

Pia has worked closely with Dr. Karen Pape on development of  treatment protocols for the use of EMG Triggered Stimulation (EMG+STIM, ETS) in children and adults with neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, stroke and brachial plexus injury.

Through extensive continuing education, Pia has gained expertise in assessment and treatment of children and adults with a wide variety of neurological problems. 

Over the past few years Pia and her staff have developed a unique therapy intensive  program for children and adults with conditions such as Brachial Plexus Injury, Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury.

Pia Stampe, PT, DPT

Owner of Step by Step Therapy Center


Clinic Staff:

Heather Hanson, PT, DPT, PCS. Clinic supervisor

Glynis Jones, PT, DPT

Danielle Hyde, PT

Pia Stampe, PT, DPT

Tracey Taylor, OTR/L, NDT, CIMT

Amanda Gee, OTR/L

Lisa Sykes, OTR/L

Stacia Paganelli, CCC, SLP. Feeding clinic coordinator

Jamie Edwards, CCC, SLP

Lauren Zemaitis, CCC, SLP

Nicole Helfrich, SLP, CFY


Call to schedule an evaluation


Fax: 585-427-7410

1057 East Henrietta Road,

Suite 500

Rochester, NY 14623

Clinic Hours: Mon, Tues & Thurs 9-5pm

                       Wednesdays 9-6pm

                       Fridays 9-2pm

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