Our Experts & Staff

Chesterton Physical Therapy, Inc

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.

Inspiration

“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.

Specialties/Certificates

  • 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.

Inspiration

People/individuals that come from nothing and make something of themselves.

Life Philosophy

Carpe Diem


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 that friendly face that’s always smiling, and as our receptionist, she’ll be the first person you see as you walk into our facility. She is a graduate of Highland High School and is also a full-time mother of two. Her favorite pastimes include running 5k races, hiking, and spending time with her children and family. She has spent most of her time in the health and wellness field, as well as childcare. Ashley believes in making life fun and enjoyable. After all, what better way to start your appointment than with a smile?


Rebecca (Becky) Dishman, LMT

Rebecca DishmanBecky 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.

Inspiration

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 CollinsAndrew graduated from Indiana State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. His is our Therapy Tech. Andrew came to work for Chesterton Physical Therapy because of his drive in life is to help others. The physical and occupational therapy Chesterton Physical Therapy, Inc provides offers Andrew the chance have a hand in helping others get back to living a normal and pain free life. He 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 at 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. Andrew 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.” He 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 Threapy, Andrew spent 2 years working as a Supervisor at Crew Carwash down 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.”

Inspiration

I believe in treating others the way you 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.

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