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 a part of Central Michigan Rehab since May of 2005. She received her degree from Davenport University and also Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education. Andie enjoys coming into work everyday to see the clients who once struggled doing activities to being able to do them now with ease. She also wants to make sure the clients understand the not so fun stuff such as insurance. She is always happy to help answer any questions that you may have and if she can't she is going to get someone who can! Andie states, " One of my 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!
Joseph Liberati, PT, DPT
Joey graduated from Marshall University in 2018 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Exercise Science and a Psychology Degree from Adrian College in 2012. Prior to achieving his DPT, Joey worked as a PT Tech for 3 years. There he developed a passion for treating clients while utilizing exercise as medicine. Joey has taken continuing education courses in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. He is Functional Movement Technique certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Myofascial Release Techniques through Rock Tape. Dr. Joey takes a neuro-orthopedic based approach in his treatment of clients in which he uses manual techniques in conjunction with exercise to promote functional movement patterns and pain relief. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, traveling, exercising and being outdoors.
Kayla Hanson, Physician Relations Specialist
Kayla attended Mid-Michigan Community College. She has worked for Central Michigan Rehab and has been apart of the team since 2017. Kayla travels between all three clinics and loves working with each and every office. She enjoys getting to know each client while they are at Ascend and CMR. Kayla enjoys building relationships with the Physicians and helping meet all of our patients' 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.
Amanda Harvey, LPTA
Amanda is a graduate of Mid Michigan Community College, class of 2013. She is versed in manual therapy, massage, and therapeutic techniques. Amanda enjoys seeing the progress and success of her clients through her therapeutic intervention. In her free time, Amanda loves spending time with her husband Tony, family and her pets. She also enjoys camping, kayaking, and hiking.
Jeff Govitz, LPTA
Jeff is a graduate of Mid Michigan Community College, class of 2015. He became a PTA because he likes working with people and seeing their progression through his skilled therapeutic interventions. Jeff likes to spend time with family and friends and is an avid football fan.
Kelly Gross, LPTA
Kelly graduated from Macomb Community College in 2003. Kelly likes challenging her clients and pushing them to succeed. Kelly enjoys playing ice hockey and spending time with her family.
Austin Krompetz, LPTA
Austin graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2015. Austin also graduated Mid Michigan Community College with his PTA in 2019. He enjoys the personable aspects of working with his clients while helping them succeed with there therapeutic needs. Austin enjoys exercising, golfing, spending time with his wife Abigail, his son and their pets.
Amy Heath, Medical Biller
Amy attended Mid Michigan Community College and Central Michigan University. She has a teenage son that she loves going golfing, hunting and fishing with. In Amy's free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Victoria Smith, Patient Care Coordinator
Victoria attended Mid-Michigan Community College. She enjoys getting to know each client and watching them get better through their time at CMR. She loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys learning new things, going camping, fishing and watching movies.
Rachael Bebee, Physical Therapy Technician
Rachael is currently a student at Central Michigan University, studying Exercise Science. After she graduates with her bachelor's degree, she plans on furthering her education by going into the Physical Therapy program at Central Michigan University. Things that Rachael enjoys are helping people in need by getting them back to their daily activities. She also enjoys going for long runs or walks in the summertime.
Jake Sauve, Physical Therapy Technician
Jake is currently a student at Central Michigan University studying Kinesiology. He plans on furthering his career and becoming a Physical Therapist. It brings Jake joy working with those in need. Jake enjoys being in the sun and connecting with good people.
Alexandra Turmell, LPTA
Alex graduated from Delta College in 2015 and immediately began working at CMR as a PTA. She enjoys working one on one with her clients and encouraging them to reach their full potential. Alex strives to provide a fun experience with all of her clients and believes that a positive environment is a key component to recovery. Outside of work, Alex enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Kate Hewitt, PT, DPT
Prior to starting graduate school, Kate started at CMR as a physical therapy technician for 3 years. Kate graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She prefers hands-on manual therapy to help speed up recovery time and improve the overall effectiveness of treatment. She has additional training in treating low back pain, sciatica, and vestibular disorders. Kate enjoys playing roller derby for Central Michigan Mayhem, making and trying new recipes, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kristi Caszatt, Patient Care Coordinator/Physical Therapy Technician
Kristi attended Central Michigan University and enjoys working with the public. She likes talking with the patients and helping them feel comfortable while they are in the clinic. She said it is very rewarding seeing the progress of the clients while in the care of CMR. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys being outside, photography, watching movies, music and she also keeps busy watching her daughter in her school and extracurricular activities.