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 Bachelor's 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!
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 four kids, traveling, exercising and being outdoors.
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 is an on-call PTA who is always willing to cover for vacations and other days for us. 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 degree in Physical Therapy Assisting in 2019. He enjoys the personable aspects of working with his clients while helping them succeed with their therapeutic needs. Austin enjoys exercising, golfing, spending time with his wife Abigail, and their son and their pets.
Amy Heath, Medical Biller
Amy attended Mid Michigan Community College and Central Michigan University. She has a teenage son whom she loves going golfing, hunting, and fishing. Amy also watched him play football and baseball. In Amy's free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. Amy is also our on staff dessert maker! She often will bring in treats for the staff to enjoy.
Victoria Smith, Patient Care Coordinator
Victoria graduated Mid-Michigan College in May of 2021 with her associates degree in Business. 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 also enjoys learning new things, going camping, watching movies and hanging out with her cat Pancake.
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.
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.