Synergy Team

"I wish I had come here years ago. It has been so helpful. Thank You!" J. Shrum Mt. Vernon IL

Chandana Dash, OT, co-owner

A specialist with a wide-ranging skillset for dealing with both children and adults in her practice, Chandana Dash, co-owner of Synergy Therapeutic Group, began her studies with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1987.

In 1992 she graduated from the Occupational Therapy program from the National Institute for Orthopedically Handicapped in Calcutta, India.

Since then, her special interest has been in pediatrics.

Between 1992 and 1995 she worked in an open learning system, a branch of the Spastic Society of Eastern India where she did ground-breaking research work and helped develop many programs with special impact on sensory integration.

In 1995 she came to the United States and settled in Southern Illinois in 2003.

She now has evaluator credentials and served the pediatric population in the Illinois Early Intervention Program.

As a mother of two children, she has a great capacity and empathy to connect with children and their parents.

She also sees in her practice adults with pain conditions and vestibular issues.

Besides being a member of her professional association, she is affiliated with multiple professional associations like the Vestibular Disorder Association (VEDA).

When she is not working she likes to travel with her family to different places in the United States and internationally.


Subrat Bahinipafi, PT ,co-owner

Subrat Bahinipafi, physical therapist, has more than 25 years of experience in traditional and non-traditional physical therapy.

He has a special passion and education for treating women with chronic pain issues. 



Claire Wyatt, PTA

A personal experience of watching her mother assisted by physical therapy opened Claire Wyatt’s eyes to the profession.

She has now been working for two years as a licensed physical therapy assistant following her graduation from Southern Illinois University.

“My mother had a liver transplant seven years ago and the physical therapist taught us exercise to do at home with her to aid her recovery,” she explained.

“I loved seeing her progress daily, weekly and monthly.”

Today Claire she really enjoys working in her chosen field and helping people through physical therapy.

This is also an exciting time in Claire’s out-of-the-office life as she and her fiancé plan their lives together.



Krista Boardman, Office Manager

Receptionist Krista Boardman has 17 years in the medical field.

A graduate of John A. Logan College, she is a Certified Medical Assistant.

Krista is also a member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

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