Fitness Pointe

Outpatient Physical Therapy
at Fitness Pointe

Our Facility

Community Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy Department is located within the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe®, a medically based, 84,000 square-foot fitness center. It is a 4,600 square foot, state-of- the-art department featuring the latest in rehabilitation technology and equipment. It includes 6 private treatment rooms, 3 semi-private treatment booths, mobilization tables, Repex, Biodex isokinetic testing, treadmills, Biodex upper body ergometers, stationary bikes, NuStep, stairmaster, Body Master progressive resistance equipment and free weights.

Outpatient Physical Therapy

The department utilizes two pools for its Aquatic Physical Therapy Program. The 75 ft by 28 ft, 84 degree lap pool is used by our therapists for speedy rehabilitation of athletes. The 50 ft by 28 ft, 92 degree warm water therapy pool is used for patients with back pain, arthritis, neuromuscular dysfunction and orthpedic/sports injuries. The pool includes a hydraulic lift for special access needs and features a deep lane for non-weightbearing exercises.

Our Therapists

Our physical therapists are graduates of accredited physical therapy programs and are licensed by the state of Indiana. Many hold advanced Masters and Doctorate degrees in physical therapy as well as board certification of orthopedic physical therapy, certifications in mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine and specialties in strength and conditioning.

Our therapists aggressively pursue continuing education in a wide range of areas including spinal disorders, shoulder and knee injuries, sports medicine injuries and total joint replacements.

All of the therapists on staff participate in the hospital's speakers' bureau and regularly present topics on prevention with our hospital's physicians.

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Your physical therapist will:

  • Perform a complete initial physical therapy evaluation upon your physician's referral.
  • Perform special tests to identify the basis for your movement problems.
  • Develop an individualized treatment plan of care to address your specific functional goals.
  • The same therapist will treat you from evaluation through discharge to ensure your best possible functional outcomes.

Meet the Therapists

Therapy at Fitness Pointe

  • Jan Duncker, DPT, MPA, OCS, CSCS- Supervisor
    • 2009 Doctor of Physical Therapy University of Indianapolis
    • 2004 Masters in Public Administration IUN
    • 1993 Masters in Physical Therapy Northwestern
    • 1976 BS Physical Education
    • 17 years of experience
    • Specialty in Aquatics 
    • OCS-APTA Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
    • CSCS - NSCA- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • APTA clinical instructor certification
    • Sports: Swimming, Bicycling, Racquet Sports
    • Presentations:  Aquatic Therapy, Low Back and Neck Care, Arthritis Management
  • Karen Johnson, PT, CSCS- Clinical Specialist
    • 1985 Bachelors of Physical Therapy Northwestern;
    • 1983  Bachelors of  Bioscience U of I
    • 25 years of  experience
    • CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
    • Certified Fitness Therapist - ISSA
    • Certified Personal Trainer- ACE
    • Univ. of Illinois Women’s Volleyball 79-83 Captain, MVP, All-State, All Region, Honorable Mention All American
    • USA Masters Track and Field  National Indoor Sprint Champion 60 M   All American Masters Status
    • World Masters Games 100M Finalist 
    • Basketball Coach YMCA Hammond, IN; Park District; Holy Ghost, St. Kieran and IJP
    • High School Girls AAU Basketball Coach - CHICAGO HOOPS EXPRESS- Adidas sponsored team
    • Presentations:  Golf Fitness; Foot and Ankle; Vertical Velocity
  • Dr. Sylvia Gould, DPT, MHS, OCS, Cert MDT, Clinical Specialist
    • 2008 Doctor of Physical Therapy
    • 2004 MHS at UINDY
    • 1994 BA PT UIC
    • 1990 BA Phys. Ed Illinois State
    • 16 years of experience
    • Specialty- APTA OCS Board Certified in Orthopedics
    • Spine Cert MDT Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine and Extremities,
    • Canadian Junior National Team member Javelin
    • Illinois State Track and Field Team (Throwing, Javelin, Discus, and Shot Put) Team Captain, record holder in Javelin, Rookie of the year 1986, Most dedicated thrower 1987, Most improved thrower 1987, All Conference 1987-88
    • High School Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey, Broomball (HS Outstanding Athlete of the Year, 82-83, 83-84, 84-85)
    • Presentations:  Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis; Care and Treatment of Problem Knee,  Low Back and Neck Disc Disorders, Care and Treatment of the Problem Shoulder
    • Current Interests: Golf, Kayaking and Fitness
  • Cory Ingelse, MPT, OCS, Cert MDT- Clinical Specialist
    • 1998 MPT Midwestern University
    • Trinity Christian College BS Biology
    • 12 years of experience
    • Specialty:  APTA OCS Board Certified in Orthopedics
    • Cert MDT Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine
    • Collegiate Soccer,
    • High School Basketball, Soccer, Tennis ( 1st Team All Conference Tennis, Soccer and Most Valuable Player)
    • Presentations:  Low Back and Neck Disc Disorders
    • Current Interests:  running, youth soccer coach
  • Amy Castillo, MPT, SCS, CSCS- Clinical Specialist
    • Doctoral Candidate University of Indianapolis
    • 1999 Master of Physical Therapy SLU
    • Bachelors in Exercise Science St. Louis University
    • 10 years of experience
    • Specialty: SCS (Sports Certified Specialist)  
    • APTA Board Certified in Sports PT
    • CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • Specialization Academy of Content Experts Sports Physical Therapy
    • Division 1 Softball SLU,  NCAA Division 1 All Academic Team
    • Andrews HS softball, golf, basketball
    • Current recreational runner
    • Presentations: Vertical Velocity, Runners Footwear Screening Clinic, Ski Injury Prevention
    • Community Outreach:  Munster Magic Softball 12 and under Assistant Coach
  • Marika Zandstra, MPT- Clinical Specialist
    • Candidate for MBA Purdue University
    •  2000 Bachelors of Physical Therapy Bradley University
    • 9 years experience
    • Specialty/ Interests:  Pelvic floor and incontinence, vestibular, APTA clinical instructor certification
    • Presentation:  Are you dizzy?, Incontinence: The Secret Epidemic
  • Dr. LaTrese Wynn, DPT, OCS- Clinical Specialist
    • 2001 Doctor of Physical Therapy Northwestern University
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology Talladega College
    • 8 years of experience
    • Specialty: OCS, Board Certified in Orthopedic PT
    • Manual Therapy
    • APTA clinical instructor certification
    • Presentations: Shoulder Injuries in the Overhead Athlete, Run/Walk Clinic, Body Mechanics Training for the Caregiver
  • Dr. Sarah Skinner, DPT, OCS- Clinical Specialist 
    • 2001 Doctor of Physical Therapy Northwestern
    • BS in Exercise Sports Science University of San Francisco 
    • 8 years experience
    • Specialty: OCS Board Certified in Orthopedics,
    • APTA clinical instructor certification
    • Collegiate Level Div. 1 Soccer 
    • Currently in IL and IN recreational soccer, coed softball, sand volleyball
    • Presentations: Vertical Velocity. Runners Clinic/ Foot screen, Obesity Research, Shoulder Injuries in the Overhead Athlete
  • Noli Santos, PT- Clinical Specialist
    • 1993 University of East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center- Philippines
    • 15 years experience
    • Specialty:  Manual Therapy
    • Presentations:  Swing into Spring
    • Interests: golf
  • Dr. Stephanie Yekich, DPT, ATC/L- Staff Therapist
    • 2006 Doctor of Physical Therapy Marquette University,
    • ATC/L- Certified Athletic Trainer-Licensed; BS Exercise Science
    • 4 years of experience
    • Specialty: Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
    • Athletic Training Experience in Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field. ATC Internship with Milwaukee Wave Indoor Soccer League
    • Sports: Softball, POMS
    • Presentations:  Balance, Obesity Research, Foot Screen, Vertical Velocity
  • Dr. Amber Hanas, DPT-Staff Therapist
    • 2008 Doctor of Physical Therapy University of Indianapolis:
    • BS Kinesiology Indiana University
    • 2 years of experience
    • Specialty: Ortho, Sports & Conditioning, SCI  
    • Hanover Central Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball.
    • Presentations: To Stretch or Not to Stretch
    • Intramurals: Girls Basketball, Coed Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Coed Volleyball
    • Others: Volunteer at Stroke Camp in Southern Indiana
  • Dr. Meagan Patton, DPT- Staff Therapist
    • 2009 Doctor of Physical Therapy IUPUI 
    • BS Fitness Management Purdue University Calumet
    • 1 year of experience
    • Specialty: Ortho, Sports & Conditioning
    • North Newton Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track
    • Collegiate NAIA Division I Basketball player PUC
    • Assistant Coach for Lowell Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
    • Intramurals: Girls Basketball, Coed Volleyball
    • Others: MS Swim Leader
  • Dr. Maria Liberio, DPT- Staff Therapist
    • 2003 Doctor of Physical Therapy Northwestern University
    • 7 years experience
    • Specialty APTA Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic PT
    • Candidate for Pelvic PT certification
    • Interests:  Pelvic pain, incontinence and yoga

Community Hospital
Outpatient Physical Therapy

9950 Calumet Ave.,
Munster, IN 46321

Hours of Operation
M-W-Th: 5:00 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tu-F: 5:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat: 6:30 am-2 p.m.

Phone: 219-934-2840
Fax: 219-934-2841