Locations In Akron, Attica, Perry and Warsaw!




   Kevin M. Ward PT, DPT is the owner of Step By Step Physical Therapy. He graduated from Daemen College in 1988 with his Bachelors in Physical Therapy. He later went back to Daemen College and graduated in 2004 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has been practicing PT for over 25 years. He enjoys spending his free time with his son. They both love playing hockey and golf. He and his wife Rebecca currently reside in East Aurora, NY.



Step by Step Physical Therapy started as a small office in the Warsaw Medical Center by Kevin in 1996.  The location was not big enough for his vision so he bought an old farm house and began renovations.  During that time he also rented office space in the Perry Medical Center.  By the end of 1997 the Warsaw location was complete and Step by Step had two location.  In 2000 Kevin decided the business needed to expand even more to meet the needs of our growing practice.  He added a third location in Attica, NY.  Then in 2002 the decision came to expand into Akron NY in Erie County.


Now with four locations and a busy practice his vision succeeded twelve fold thanks to the communities and employees.

Christine Chappel is a 2004 graduate of Perry Central School. She attended Genesee Community College and graduated with her health career certificate in 2007 and her Associates degree in Physical Therapy Assistant in 2009.  While in school she completed her clinical rotations with WCCH, Step by Step PT and the NYS School for the Blind in Batavia, NY.  Christine has been an employee of Step by Step for five years and married her husband Dillon in 2011.  They currently live in Leroy, NY.

Darren Fox is a proud, lifelong member of the Warsaw Community and has enjoyed over ten years of service at Step by Step Physical Therapy.  Darren's love of sports, the medical field, and helping others led him to achieve his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Genesee Community College and then his Bachelors degree from SUNY Brockport for Athletic Training.  When not at Step by Step you can find Darren enjoying some of his many interests, which include the outdoors, sports, motorcycles, and learning a little something new

every day. Darren is also a proud father of twins, Amelia and Warren, whom he loves caring for with his wife, Liz. Darren looks forward to supporting his patients in resolving their injuries, regaining their function, and enjoying the time they spend at Step by Step Physical Therapy.


Peter Privitera is a 1998 graduate of Mount Morris Central School.  He attended Daemen College and graduated in 2002 with a BS in Physical Therapy.  He then continued on with his schooling earning his Doctorate from Daemen College in 2005.  Peter married his wife Sara in 2007 and they currently have two children, Avery and Evan.  They currently live in Mount Morris where Peter also serves as a trustee on the Mount Morris Board of Education.



Shelly Semmel is the Office Manager for Step By Step Physical Therapy and has been with the company for 8 years.  She graduated from G.C.C. in 1994 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science.  She and her husband along with their two boys reside in Warsaw where she has been a lifetime resident.