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!

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.