Meet Our Team

Dimple Singh, PT, DPT
President

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, and Intone to her current practices. Her next innovative addition to the practice is for low back and running assessments.

Dr. Singh has 26 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, OTD, OTR
Administrator

Chandra graduated as Occupational Therapist from IPH, New Delhi, India in 1992 and has completed 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.


Matt Valois, COTA, MBA, V.P. Operations

Matt has been at COTA for 7 years, has an MBA, and he is currently attending OT school at Grand Valley State University starting this fall.
Matt eats a lot of sardines, but do not judge him for that. He takes his personal health and well-being very seriously, which results in him eating weird foods at times. Not that he's defensive about it or anything. As an uber-nerd, Matt enjoys watching/listening to long-form podcasts and playing with his kids. Matt is inspired by his wife because she is always telling him that he doesn't do anything.

Control the aging process, don't let the aging process control you. This is Matt's philosophy and a therapeutic principle he utilizes while working with his patients. One of Matt's heroes is his father who sustained a serious injury at the hands of a trusted healthcare professional, forcing Matt to do everything he could to ensure what happened to his father wouldn't happen to anyone else.


Mindy Ponicki
VP Administration

Mindy has been at Chesterton since 2 yrs and loves that the staff works as a team and are always there for each other. She graduated in 1992 from the University of Illinois and has worked in retail for almost 34 years with many years of customer service training. Seeing others happy and achieving the goals she sets for herself inspire her.

Mindy loves being able to help people and see a real impact and connection to her parents. Her dad and her son in the military are her heroes. Mindy loves gardening and working around the house during her spare time. Mindy is very OCD and can't stand disorganization.

Life principle: Work hard and you will be successful in what you do. Family always needs to come first.


Gregory Frontz, PT

Greg grew up in a small town in southern Ohio, it only had a 4 way stop in town until 1982 and didn't get a McDonalds until 1992. His parents told him that his interest in medicine started fairly young.

While reading a book on careers Greg came across the Physical Therapist career and learned it required strong science skills and a compassion to help improve peoples lives, to maximize their potential, it recommended a strong interest in sports and exercise which he was always doing-swimming, golfing, football, wrestling, track and field and more.

300 volunteer hours at the hospital taught Greg the fundamentals of good patient care which he still uses today.

Greg graduated from The Ohio State University in 1986 and for his entire career of 32 years, he has continued his education with specialized coursework for treatment of the spine in the McKenzie method. Greg has advanced training in neurodynamic activities for nerve injuries and complex pain syndromes of various types. He has also spent a lot of time studying the hand and arm injuries for injured workers and he is certified in Occupro testing for FCE's and disability testing.

When he is not working ,he enjoys the outdoors with hiking, camping, and canoeing with his wife Karen. Greg has three children-30, 28, and 21 yrs old and Greg has 5 grandchildren.


James Kremer, PTA - MI City

Education: He wanted to become a PTA after his mom had her knees replaced and he graduated from Kaskaskia college in May of 2017.

Inspiration: James is inspired by the spark when patients under stand what he is talking about and when they come in and have success story throughout the week.

James likes odd books and his hero is Cleopatra the 8th, or Mss, Mary Hamilton.

Spare Time: James likes to run, go to the gym, and tinker with things in his free time.

Life Principle/Philosophy

Live life one day at a time.


Rebecca (Becky) Dishman, LMT

Rebecca Dishman

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.

Inspiration

These quotes from Ellen DeGeneres are some principles good to live by: "BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER" and "KINDNESS CHANGES EVERYTHING".


David Cieply, PTA

David Cieply, PTA

At Chesterton Physical Therapy David enjoys getting to focus on a patient and giving them more attention than they might get elsewhere. David enjoys fixing things and what could be better than helping people fix themselves.

David graduated in 2014 from Laramie County Community College. He has been in the field for 6 yrs now and has done multiple total joint replacement continuing education courses. Working at CPT he has learnt a lot on McKenzie based therapy.

Inspired by adventure, David enjoys hiking at the Dunes in his spare time. In the summer he does a lot of skydiving on the weekends. David Livingstone is his hero!

David knows way too many Dad jokes so make sure you hear it from him when you visit us!

Life Principle/Philosophy

Ya got to see it before ya leave it.


Katelyn Kusey, PTA

Katelyn Kusey, PTA

Katelyn chose PTA as a career after working several years as a physical therapy technician. She enjoys working with patients of course, but also being their cheerleader when they aren't feeling their greatest. She graduated in June 2020 from Craven Community College in New Bern, North Carolina and started working here at Chesterton Physical Therapy in August 2020. Katelyn likes working at Chesterton Physical Therapy because of how much each staff member cares about the patients.

Katelyn is inspired by her parents. She admires them greatly and frequently goes to them for advice. They celebrate all of life's highs with her and are there for her during the lows.Katelyn's laugh actually sounds just like her dad's, only a couple octaves higher!
In her spare time Katelyn enjoys woodworking, home projects, and spending time with her husband and two dogs. She automatically gets re-charged when she is able to use her creativity on a project or when spending quality time with friends/family.

Life Principle/Philosophy

Do no harm. With her personal relationships and at work with patients she does her best to be an uplifting influence.


Latasha Sims, Receptionist

Latasha Sims, PTA

Latasha has recently started working at Chesterton Physical Therapy and although she did complete two years of college, she would love to finish her last two years. She has been enjoying her role here very much even though it has only been a few short weeks and she has learned so much.
Learning new information, getting to be hands on, and getting to know the patient's better are a big reason Latasha enjoys working at Chesterton Physical Therapy. She loves to hear the patient's say they are progressing because of us.

Latasha graduated June of 2011 with principal honors roll from Michigan City High School.

There are many things that inspire her but her 2 yr old son, Jax, is her number one reason.

Latasha feels lucky enough to have two people in her life who she considers her hero- her mother and father.

She loves to laugh, so when she does, you might just hear her snort loud!

In her spare time, Latasha enjoys spending time with her son, her boyfriend, or her family and loved ones.

Life Principle/Philosophy

Do not let other's words be your reality!


Karina Ontiveros, Receptionist

, PTA

Karina graduated from Chesterton High School in 2019 and has lived here her whole life. She loves the Chesterton community, and since she has been working as the Receptionist at Chesterton Physical Therapy, it has given her the opportunity to grow closer with it!

Karina gained a lot of inspiration through her family. They constantly push one another to do better and/or giving suggestions on how to grow. The medical field has always sparked her interest being that her family is full of doctors and nurses.

Karina enjoys spending her free time with her big family and watching movies.

She is independent and realistic, which has always been her life principle. She learned this from her mother who will forever be her hero.