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 creates all media marketing and builds physician relationships by providing educational information as well as information regarding the services at each location. She travels between all locations and takes the time to learn what strengths each therapist has to ensure superior results for the clients.
Andie 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!
Beth Barrie PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT
Beth is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, earning her degree in 2007 at Grand Valley University. Upon graduation, Beth was certified by the ABPTS as a Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS_ in 2013 and acquired her Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2015. Additionally, she has taken courses through MSU Manual Medicine program and the Gray Institute and is certified in Functional Dry Needling (FDN level 1). Beth is active member of the APTA, functions as a Clinical Coordinator for Continuing Education, and is a APTA credentialed Clinical Instructor. Beth’s approach centers on focusing on the person as a whole, versus treating the individual parts. Beth also incorporates individualized care plans that utilize a hands-on-approach with every client. In her personal time, Beth enjoys yoga, walking, running, being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Alyssa Wilson, Patient Care Coordinator
Alyssa is a senior at MSU and will be graduating in December 2021 with a Kinesiology degree. After she graduates from MSU, Alyssa plans to go into the PTA program at Macomb Community College. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, being outdoors, working out, and reading.
During her time at Ascend, she has enjoyed getting to know the clients and watching them progress towards their goals.