Meet Our Staff:
Manish Bondale, PT, COMT
Manish is the owner of Central Michigan Rehabilitation and Ascend Physical Therapy and Rehab. Manish completed his education in Calcutta India at the NILD (formerly known as National Institute of Orthopedically Handicapped) where he received his Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy. Since coming to the United States, Manish has worked in various settings including long term care, home health and outpatient orthopedic clinics in the Central Michigan area. Manish has over 23 years of experience in physical therapy and is certified in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine Florida. Manish also has special training in Myofascial Release, Kinesiotaping and Neuro-Developmental Techniques. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Michigan Physical Therapy Association, and the Indian Association of Physiotherapists. Manish very much enjoys working with individuals to achieve their physical goals and enabling them to return to normal activities. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling, exercising and being outdoors. He also enjoys golfing, fishing, boating and hiking.
Andie Brandow, Executive of Daily Operations
Andie has been with Central Michigan Rehab since 2005 and Ascend since the opening of 2019. She received her degree from Davenport University and also the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education. Andie is the Executive of Daily Operations and oversees the daily operations of the clinics. Andie travels between all locations and loves what all three clinics offer. She is always happy to help answer questions that you may have and if she can’t, she’s going to someone who can! Andie states, “One of the absolute best things about my job is the clients that have had therapy on and off through the years and come back to CMR. You form valuable relationships with not only clients but also with the staff. I have some great friendships that came from CMR. For that, I am so lucky!” Andie and her husband, Jason, have four girls and love to spend time outdoors together and spending time on any water. Andie also likes to walk with her family and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Krew, in the parks in town. She will admit that Krew does a terrible job at walking on the leash!
Kayla Hanson, Physician Relations Specialist
Kayla attended Mid-Michigan Community College. She has worked for Central Michigan Rehab since 2017 and Ascend since the opening in 2019. Kayla travels between all three clinics and loves working with each and every office; while getting to know all the staff members and every client. Kayla enjoys building relationships with all of the Physicians in each area while helping meet all their needs. In her free time, Kayla enjoys working out with her husband, running, watching her two sons play sports and watching her daughter dance. She's always up for a new adventure and loves the outdoors. Kayla loves vacations with her family and friends.
Victoria Pizzo, Patient Care Coordinator
Victoria has been with the Ascend team since February of 2020 as a Patient Care Coordinator. She has worked in the physical therapy setting before and has learned a lot about insurances and conditions. She and her husband have been married since February of 2018 and are expecting their first child in February 2021. Victoria enjoys getting to know the client's and enjoys helping them to the best of her ability. In her free time Victoria loves spending time with her husband, family, friends, being outdoors, riding horses and taking pictures.
Heather Bodell, Physical Therapist Assistant
Heather has been with the Ascend team since February of 2020. She graduated from Kellogg Community College in 2000 with an Associates of Applied Science. Heather has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for 20 years as well as a Clinical Instructor for 15 years. Heather and her husband enjoy the outdoors, hunting and riding motorcycles. She loves spending time with family and friends.