Our Experts & Staff
Meet Our Team
Dimple Singh, PT, DPT
Director of Physical Therapy
Dr. Singh graduated with Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA in 1994. She has earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from EIM Institute of Health Sciences, Kentucky in 2015. She is a Certified weight management specialist, Certified Anodyne Therapy provider and Certified Intone Specialist. She has special interest in utilizing manual therapy and neuromuscular techniques to achieve the best outcomes for the patients. She loves to include innovative technology for effective results and has incorporated Biosway, Anodyne Therapy, Intone and Valedo Studio to her current practices. Her next innovative addition to the practice is DorsaVi for low back and running assessments.
Dr. Singh has 23 years of experience including acute care, sub acute care, inpatient rehab, home health, TBI, SNF and Outpatient. She found her passion in Outpatient where she can implement her clinical skills to make a difference in the lives of everyone she serves. Her vision is placing the patient first in every visit and interaction and continue to have the human touch and keep the caring heart while providing care.
In her spare time, Dr. Singh enjoys quiet evenings, traveling with her family, movies and reading.
Chandra Singh, OTR
Chandra graduated as Occupational Therapist from IPH, New Delhi, India in 1992 and is currently working on his Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with specialization in Pain management at EIM Institute of Health Sciences. To better serve his patients and the community, Chandra has many continuing education courses related to the upper extremities.
Chandra gets his inspiration from everyday heroes like firefighters, policemen and those in armed services who go above and beyond for call of duty.
In his spare time, Chandra likes to spend time with his wife and 3 kids, traveling, cooking, watching movies and reading.
Martine Turner, MOT, OTR/L
Martine graduated from Chicago State University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at EIM. She has taken many continuing education courses related to the upper extremities, and plans to pursue a CHT (Certification in Hand Therapy), after completing her doctorate. She began working in healthcare eighteen years ago, and she is passionate about helping others live life to the fullest. She enjoys serving others and has been on multiple community service trips. After being in a near-fatal accident, Martine has even more of an appreciation for every moment of life. Since this experience, she feels that she is able to empathize with patients on another level.
In her spare time, Martine enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, traveling, being outdoors, and running. She enjoys all things related to health, wellness, nutrition and exercise.
“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill.
Eric Green, PTA
Eric Green, PTA, graduated in 2014 from IvyTech, IN. He believes fitness is a major component of well being. He has been working out, recently with emphasis on Powerlifting and strongman exercises. He believes hard work and dedication pays off and he always tries to others needs above his own. Eric is compassionate, easy to talk to and is good at listening and educating the patients.
- Licensed PTA
- Cont Edu-Movement analysis
- Treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar Spine
- Returning injured athletes to sports
- Assessment and treatment of shoulder
- Strength and conditioning in Sports
- Return to sport for the OH athlete
“I like to help those who are in need of help, those who have lost the ability or function to live their life to their fullest. I enjoy being able to help someone regain lost range of motion or loss of strength, or help them return to an activity they once enjoyed.”
When he has time, Eric enjoys weight lifting, playing his bagpipes, relaxing and watching TV with my wife, and taking care of his yard.
People/individuals that come from nothing and make something of themselves.
Christine Rinehammer, PTA
Chris is always up for a good, hearty laugh and has a contagious smile. She comes in to work smiling and tries her best always for her patients. She graduated in May 2012 from Ivy Tech in Gary IN. She became a PTA because of a deep desire to make people feel better because after all pain is inevitable but suffering is a choice. Her philosophy of life is don’t sweat the small stuff because it will drive you crazy. She is Certified in Laughter Yoga and knows very well how to make laughter as part of her sessions with all patients. She is Certified in Weight and Strength Conditioning and has done training in Myofascial release and TMJ care.
Melynda Dahl, PTA
Melynda brings thirteen years of experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant which has allowed her to meet many wonderful people and acquire the valuable professional experience that she loves to use every day to provide excellent care at Chesterton Physical Therapy. She graduated from Ivy Tech in Gary, Indiana in 2004 Magna Cum Laude and President of her professional class. Since then, she has enjoyed using her knowledge and skills to simultaneously improve the lives of all patients while she supports her family.
Melynda enjoys making a connection with her patients which ultimately helps her provide the best care possible. She believes great care is about appreciating the individuality of the patient and the patient’s condition.
“At Chesterton Physical Therapy, I enjoy the time I spend with my patients and make a connection with them that allows me to help them achieve the most complete recovery possible.”
While professionally she enjoys making connections with her patients, in personal life, she enjoys connecting with her family, her dogs, and nature. When not at work, she spends as much time as she can outdoors walking in the woods and gardening. She has a butterfly garden, a vegetable garden, and woodland garden. Last year she became certified by the State of Indiana as a Certified Mushroom Identification expert. Since then she has foraged four types of edible mushrooms. And yes, they were delicious!
Ashley Nowacki, Receptionist
Ashley has a positive, friendly demeanor and is always smiling. As our receptionist, she’ll be the first person to greet you as you walk in to start your visit with a warm smile. She is a graduate of Highland High School and is also a full-time mother of two. Her hobbies include running, working out, hiking, and spending time with her family. She has spent most of her career in the healthcare, wellness, and childcare industries. Ashley believes in making work fun with her unique sense of humor. She also believes in living life to the fullest.
Alicia Perez, Marketing Coordinator
Alicia graduated in 2017 from Indiana University Northwest with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing. She was on the Dean’s List multiple and consecutive times throughout her college career. She is an Academic Honors graduate of Crown Point High School. She currently lives in Hobart, where she bought her first house at the age of 21 on her own.
She says that she is in this line of work for two reasons. First, she has had a passion for business and marketing since high school. Second, she has a passion for helping people and helping people live better, healthier, lives. What better field to work in than doing marketing in the healthcare industry? Prior to pursuing her passion of marketing, she worked in the mortgage industry for over 3 years.
Her heroes are her parents because they instilled the concepts of hard work, independence, humility, respect, and perseverance in her at a young age.
Her life principle is, “never give up”. One can do anything they set their mind to if they work hard enough.
In her spare time, Alicia enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her family, decorating and shopping for her house, singing, and reading. She also considers herself an avid Chicago Whitesox, Pittsburgh Steelers, and WWE fan.
Rebecca (Becky) Dishman, LMT
Becky graduated from American College Massage School in Crown Point IN. in 2015. There she learned about the different types of massages that you can use to help everyone. Becky’s favorite type of massage is the Swedish Massage. This one is her favorite because everyone needs to learn how to relax and take care of themselves. Becky is also certified in Reflexology as well.
Becky got interested in massage therapy because of her family. Becky has a two boys that play sports and with playing sports you will have sore muscles. One of her sons is also diabetic and as a diabetic, her son needs good circulation especially in the legs and feet. Her husband also cuts down trees for a living, so his arms and shoulder get very sore. Her three boys are the ones that inspire her to keep going and to take on new challenges.
In her spare time, Becky likes being with her family and their dog Maggie, & going to sporting events. She also like to garden.
These quotes from Ellen DeGeneres are some principles good to live by: “BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER” and “KINDNESS CHANGES EVERYTHING”.
Andrew Collins, Therapy Tech
Andrew is our Therapy Tech. He graduated from Indiana State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Andrew came to work for Chesterton Physical Therapy because of his drive in life is to help others. He now lends a hand in helping our patients get back to living a normal and pain free life. Andrew has over 2 years of experience working in various sport settings. He has spent time with Indiana State University’s baseball team and various athletes at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology while studying for his undergraduate degree.
What Andrew likes most about caring for patients is seeing their progress with every session. He feels that the quality of care that Chesterton Physical Therapy provides to its patients is far beyond any other facility at which he has spent time. Andrew is always trying to make patients’ physical therapy sessions fun. He says, “Our personalized care is something we strive for and I believe our patients can tell the difference from the minute they walk through our door.” Andrew feels that trying to make the patients laugh while they’re doing their therapy is what helps personalize the visit and gives them a reason to look forward to coming back. Before working at Chesterton Physical Therapy, Andrew spent 2 years working as a Supervisor at Crew Car Wash in Terre Haute, IN.
“I’m like a Swiss Army Knife in that I’m needed many ways here at CPT. My day can range from helping therapists with their treatments, to taking phone calls and setting up appointments for our patients.”
I believe in treating others the way I want to be treated. A quote that has had the most impact on my life is, “Act as though I were and thou shalt find that I am.” It’s centered around trying to have a positive outlook on life and how everything will work itself out if you keep your head up.