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 Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education. Andie is the Executive Administrative Assistant and manages the Daily Operations of Central Michigan Rehab and Ascend. 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 are 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!
Sharla Horton, Patient Care Coordinator
Sharla Horton first worked at Central Michigan Rehab in 2009 as a Patient Care Coordinator. She obtained her degrees from Mid-Michigan College and Ross Medical Center. She and her husband started a family in Wyoming and moved back to Michigan in the Lansing area. Sharla began working for area physicians and surgeons including McLaren and MSU Plastics. Sharla always kept in touch with Central Michigan Rehab and when Ascend was opening, we made sure Sharla joined our team to be our Patient Care Coordinator! Sharla loves helping clients progress through exercises building strength every visit. She will assist you with any question regarding insurance or physical therapy that you have. Together with her husband and three kids, Sharla enjoys camping and boating.