Our Synergy Team


Chandana Dash , OTR/L, 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.