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.
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.
Live life one day at a time.
Nicole Knight- Webster, PTA
Nicole graduated in May 2016 from Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and she trained in lymphedema treatment.
At first when Nicole started, she really did not fully understand what Physical Therapy was going to entail. Through out the process of schooling and clinicals, she fell in love with the profession and has seen what PT has done for her family. Nicole believes her grandfather will see a change when he comes to CPT.
In her spare time, Nicole likes to spend quality time with her husband, daughter, and her dog! She also like to read for self-development, attend Road to Life Church and watch medical shows!
She is inspired by people that have grown to the top in their life, whether it is financially, career-wise and/or self-developmental and they had to work hard to achieve their dreams and things were not just handed to them. Nicole is also inspired by people who have GRIT!
Her hero is bishop TD Jakes, because he speaks hard truths and his sermons have brought her through some very tough times. Nicole also feels is her mom is a hero in her life. She is relentless and Nicole has gained her hard work ethic through watching her!
Here's an interesting fact about Nicole - she did not know that she was pregnant until she was 7 months along.
"People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care!" - John C. Maxwell
Carol Pendowski, PTA
Carol is our physical therapist assistant, graduated from Ivy Tech in 2007. She has two wonderful boys who are her entire life!
Carol has gained a lot of experience working with patients with many diagnoses ranging from neck pain, headaches, back pain, scoliosis, hips, knees, concussion, dizziness, fall risk, balance deficits and more. Carol has a strong background in manual therapy and geriatric care. Not only has she worked in physical therapy, but she is also a licensed massage therapist since 2003 and has learned how to apply skills from her massage background to physical therapy and give the patients' the highest level of manual care along with an exercise base to achieve their goals.
Carol had a love for physical therapy when she was 11 years old and helped take care of her friend's sister who had cerebral palsy, it was then that she decided to pursue it as a career and since then it is not only her career, but her passion!
Carol loves to laugh! She feels that laughter is truly the best medicine and that a positive mind can only bring on better health overall, so she tries to make my patients' laugh, smile, and enjoy their sessions. Because really, who wants to come to therapy and focus on the pain and problems that they already focus their entire lives on at home? She believes that positivity breeds positivity and that there is nobody in this life that cannot be helped if they are willing to try!
Susan Cook, PTA
Working as a FireFighter/Paramedic for over 30 years, Susan always enjoyed helping people, especially during their time of crisis. Although no longer working in this field, her passion is to continue helping people, and she chose Physical Therapy as her next stepping stone in life. Seeing patients upon their initial injury as a Paramedic, she can better relate to them in their rehabilitation. Her strength is drawn from seeing her patients' success stories and knowing she was a part of their journey.
Susan has been in the Physical Therapy field for 8 years and brings her experience from working in a variety of settings. She graduated in May, 2011, from Ivy Tech Community College, with an Associate in Science of Physical Therapist Assistant. She was on the Dean's List throughout the entire Program.
Susan continues to learn with ongoing certifications and received the following : Advanced Course of SASTM Method of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Recent Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder and Elbow, Certified Pool/Spa Operator, Precision Therapeutic Exercise Dosing, Design and Delivery/Medical Exercise Therapy Level I & II (Fundamentals of MET, Upper Quadrant, and Spine), Updates in Orthopedic Care, Vestibular Rehab and Balance Training, Advanced Shoulder & Knee Seminar, and Hand Care Certificate.
In her spare time, Susan loves spending time with her 2 sons, 2 rescue dogs (Sami & Lola), friends, and family. When not at home, she enjoys rustic, tent camping and traveling to Kentucky to visit her brother, sister-in-law, and sister.
Susan draws her inspiration from her parents and her father is her hero. Both parents were hard working and enjoyed life to the fullest. Family was very important to them. She is proud to carry on their tradition.
Something interesting about Susan- her son's say there's nothing she can't fix. If she does not know how to repair something, she will research it until she finds the answer. "She'll rarely call a repairman."
"I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future." - Homer
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".
Emilija Chavkoski, Front Desk Patient Relations
Emilija is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management and Minor in Public Health from Indiana University Northwest Class of 2018.
She enjoys working in healthcare to make a difference in peoples lives, whether big or small.
Emilija was born in Europe! Her mom is her hero and she is selfless, inspiring, and the smartest woman she knows.
Emilija is inspired by Experience. Life is all about the journey - making memories and learning about the world, learning about yourself, and following your dreams. Experience keeps her driven and she keeps going!
In her spare time she loves to read and enjoys baking and try new recipes!
Life principle or philosophy
It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. -Dale Carnegie
Leila Ellis, Patient Relations
Leila graduated from Ivy Tech with an Associate in Business Administration. She always had a passion for helping others since she was little.
She was interested in physical therapy after her mom had a stroke and went through therapy.She helped her mom through her recovery. Leila brings with her 2 1/2 yrs of experience as a Rehabilitation Aide/Office Assistant for 2 1/2 years .
Leila is a mother of 3 beautiful, young girls. She likes to be with her kids - and her husband who is a Radioactive Engineer . She is proud of her kids and also the fact that she started college before high school graduation!
Outside of Chesterton Physical Therapy, her family is her world.
Leila is a go getter and does not like sitting for long.She is interactive, likes to be involved and is outgoing.
She likes to keep Daily flow of operation, prevent pauses in work and help schedule. She thinks her attitude makes work fun and she thrives in an energetic work environment , does not let anyone down, will stay late if need to and you can rely on her. She will ask questions if she is not sure . She will get the job done with a smile.
Watching people come in for therapy with a goal-orientated attitude is an inspiration to her. Many people are at a low time in their life when they don't feel so strong. Yet, being surrounded by so much positivity from not only the therapists, but the patients too makes people feel like this is a second home and a place where we can work together to achieve anything.