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 10 private treatment rooms, 3 semi-private treatment booths, mobilization tables, Repex, video analysis, 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 spacer

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
  • 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 Johnsonspacer

Karen Johnson, PT, CSCS- Clinical Specialist

  • 1985 Bachelors of Physical Therapy Northwestern;
  • 1983  Bachelors of  Bioscience U of I
  • 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

Helen Mitrakis, DPT, MPA, Cert MDT

  • Supervisor Physical Therapy- Community Spine and Physical Therapy
  • Masters in Public Administration, University of Indianapolis
  • Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy, IUPUI
  • Certified MDT, Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine
  • Treatment of Neck and Low Back Pain
  • Interests: swimming, biking, running
Corey Ingelsespacer

Cory Ingelse, MPT, OCS, Cert MDT- Clinical Specialist

  • 1998 MPT Midwestern University
  • Trinity Christian College BS Biology
  • 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 Castillospacer

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
  • 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
Thomas Zmierskispacer

Thomas Zmierski, MSPT, OCS, Cert MDT- Clinical Specialist

  • 1993 MSPT University of Indianapolis
  • BS in Physical Therapy Indiana University
  • 27 years of experience
  • Specialty: APTA OCS Board Certified in Orthopedics
  • Cert MDT Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine
  • Presentations: Treatment of Neck and Back Disorders, Post Op Rehabilitation After Spine Surgery, Golf Presentation
  • Current Interests: Golfing
Noli Santosspacer

Noli Santos, PT- Clinical Specialist

  • 1993 University of East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center- Philippines
  • Specialty:  Manual Therapy
  • Presentations:  Swing into Spring
  • Interests: golf
Stephanie Krausspacer

Dr. Stephanie Kraus, DPT, ATC/L- Staff Therapist

  • 2006 Doctor of Physical Therapy Marquette University,
  • ATC/L- Certified Athletic Trainer-Licensed; BS Exercise Science
  • 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
Amber Hanasspacer

Dr. Amber Hanas, DPT-Staff Therapist

  • 2008 Doctor of Physical Therapy University of Indianapolis:
  • BS Kinesiology Indiana University
  • 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. Maria Liberio, DPT- Staff Therapist

  • 2003 Doctor of Physical Therapy Northwestern University
  • Specialty APTA Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic PT
  • Candidate for Pelvic PT certification
  • Interests:  Pelvic pain, incontinence and yoga
Sarahann Callawayspacer

Dr. Sarahann Callaway, PT, DPT-Staff Therapist

  • 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy Belmont University:
  • BS Biological Teaching Sciences, Clemson University
  • 3 years of experience
  • Specialty: Women's health (pelvic pain, incontinence with special interest in the female athlete), Orthopedics
  • CAPP I and CAPP II certified through Section on Women's Health of American Physical Therapy Assoc.
  • Published in International Journal of Sports, 2012 for research in golf
  • Interests: Running
Emileigh Selmanspacer

Dr. Emileigh Selman, DPT - Staff Therapist

  • 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy University of Central Arkansas
  • BS in Health Sciences
  • Specialty: Orthopedics, Sports
  • Interests: Soccer, Running, Cycling
Deanna Wisowatyspacer

Dr. Deanna Wisowaty, DPT- Staff Therapist

  • 2011 Doctor of Physical Therapy University of Illinois Chicago
  • 2008 Bachelor of Science in Psychology Northern Illinois University
  • 4 years of experience
  • Specialty: Orthopedics
  • Trained in Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Sports / interests: High school soccer, Sprint Triathlons


Community Hospital
Outpatient Physical Therapy

9950 Calumet Ave.,
Munster, IN 46321

Hours of Operation
M-Tu-W-Th: 5:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
F: 5:00 a.m.-5 p.m.

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