Our Staff

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Physical Therapists:

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If you have any questions regarding physical therapy treatment, please e-mail us at helpdesk@beyondbasicsphysicaltherapy.com and one of our physical therapists will get back to you within 2-3 business days. You are also welcome to call at anytime with any questions.

~ All Beyond Basics staff participate in ongoing continuing education in their specialties. ~

All Beyond Basics physical therapists are licensed in the State of New York and hold a master's and/or doctorate degree in physical therapy with specialized training in pelvic floor dysfunction, women's health care, and orthopedic injuries. In addition, all physical therapists have extensive training in manual therapy.

Amy Stein, DPT, BCB-PMD Amy Stein, DPT, BCB-PMD Physical Therapist

Amy Stein, DPT, is considered a leading expert and at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, women’s health, and manual therapy for men, women, and children. She is the founder of, and a premier practitioner at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC. She is the author of Heal Pelvic Pain, an easy-read, self-help book and has recently made a home video called Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain: The ultimate home program for patients and a guide for practitioners. Amy is one of the founder’s of the Alliance for Pelvic Pain, a patient-oriented educational retreat, which is held 1-2 times each year. Amy is also a contributor to the medical textbook, Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management, and serves on the Executive Board of the International Pelvic Pain Society. She is a well recognized expert in her field, lectures nationwide, and has been interviewed in media outlets ranging from the medical segments of popular TV news shows, like ABC’s 20/20 to such newspapers as the New York Daily News and magazines such as Elle and More magazine. She is a member of ISSWSH, the NVA, ICA, the APTA Women’s Health section, and many other organizations. Amy received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 1999, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013.

Roseanne Cruz Schoen, PT, DPT, LLCC Roseanne Cruz Schoen, PT, DPT, LLCC Senior Physical Therapist / Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Roseanne Cruz Schoen, PT, DPT, LLCC, received her B.S. and her doctoral (DPT) degree from New York University. Before joining Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, Roseanne worked with patients who were diagnosed with various neurological and orthopedic issues such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, total joint replacements, and low back pain. Roseanne has been interested in working with patients with pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and lymphedema for many years and has spoken in the Greater New York area on these topics.

Roseanne Cruz Schoen, PT, DPT, LLCC successfully received her Lymphedema/CDP Certification through the Upledger Institute. She pioneered, and is currently the head physical therapist for the Lymphedema Program, which addresses the upper and lower extremities, the trunk and the pelvic region in men, women, and children. She is also a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), the National Vulvodynia Association (NVA), the Interstitial Cystitis Network (ICN), and the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)

Dania M. Kafka, PT, DPTDania M. Kafka, PT, DPT Senior Physical Therapist / Pilates Instructor

Dania M. Kafka, PT, DPT, received her BA at Barnard College and completed her Masters and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the founder and director of the Pilates Program at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, has extensive training and knowledge in Pilates. Dania has extensive training and experience in orthopedics, manual therapy, women's health, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women, and children. She has been working at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy since 2007. Dania is currently training at the Kane School - a comprehensive Pilates certification program in both mat and equipment, well-known for its intensive study of anatomy, biomechanics, injuries, and palpation skills. Dania danced for many years as well as studied and practiced in performing arts physical therapy.

Dania is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), the National Vulvodynia Association (NVA), the Interstitial Cystitis Network (ICN), the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA), the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the women's health, and orthopedic special interest groups within the APTA.

Stephanie Stamas, PT, DPT, AT Stephanie Stamas, PT, DPT, ATC Physical Therapist

Stephanie Stamas, PT, DPT, ATC received her BS in Athletic Training from the University of Florida and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Prior to joining Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, Stephanie worked at Premier Physical Therapy and Wellness, an outpatient orthopedic clinic where she treated a variety of musculoskeletal orthopedic and neurological disorders, including total joint replacements, low back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, hip pain and incontinence. During her time at Premier Physical Therapy, Stephanie was the women's health specialist, seeing the majority of pre-natal and post-partum patients, and initiated the start of a pelvic floor rehabilitation program. Stephanie began training in pelvic floor rehabilitation at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in the spring of 2013. Stephanie has received additional pelvic floor education through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the International Pelvic Pain Society, the National Vulvodynia Association and the Interstitial Cystitis Association.

Christie Silvers, PT Christie Silvers, PTPhysical Therapist

Christie Silvers received her BS in Physical Therapy from the Liceo de Cagayan University and has over 20 years of experience as a therapist. Prior to joining Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, Christie worked at Indiana University (IU) Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, an outpatient and inpatient orthopedic clinic, where she predominately practiced in musculoskeletal disorders, orthopedics, manual therapy, and Women’s and Men’s Health. Christie completed training in the evaluation and treatment of pelvic muscle dysfunctions and incontinence, advanced techniques for special populations, and women's health for pregnancy and beyond. Christie was the Women's and Men’s health specialist at IU Health, seeing the majority of pre-natal, post-partum, and patients with bladder and bowel incontinence. Christie has received additional pelvic floor dysfunction education through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Section on Women’s Health, International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), and the National Vulvodynia Association.

Jacqueline Henderson, DPT, ATC Jacqueline Henderson, DPT, ATCPhysical Therapist

Jacqueline Henderson DPT, ATC received her BS in Athletic Training, as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University's Sargent College. She went on to complete a one year residency program in manual therapy at the Institute of Manual Therapy in Woburn, Massachusetts. Jacqueline worked in both outpatient and hospital based settings treating a variety of orthopedic, musculoskeletal, sports, neurological and pelvic floor disorders in both men and women. She received pelvic floor training through Herman and Wallace Rehabilitation Institute and is pursuing her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC). She is also a member of the APTA and the section of Women’s Health.


Corey Silbert, DPT Corey Silbert, DPTPhysical Therapist

Corey received her undergraduate and doctoral education in physical therapy at Simmons College in Boston, MA, earning her BA cum laude in 2004 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy with distinction in 2006. Over the years following graduation, her approach to physical therapy has evolved through continuing education classes and working with inspirational mentors. Corey passed her CFMT certification examination with distinction through the Institute of Physical Art in 2013 and achieved her OCS (orthopedic clinical specialist) through the APTA in 2011.

Prior to joining Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, Corey has experience working with patients in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation settings in Boston and New York. Her primary area of practice has been outpatient orthopedic treatment, and she is eager to bring her skills and knowledge into the much needed specialty of pelvic floor physical therapy. She has also had inpatient experience at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, working with patients recovering from total joint replacement, multitrauma injuries, burns, spinal cord injuries and amputations.


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