Dr. Michael Tardio is Vice President and second-generation owner of East Suburban Sports Medicine Center. Michael earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. Michael is also a graduate of the Athletic Training program from the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2010. Michael’s primary experience and interests are in treating patients with orthopedic, post-surgical, and sports-related injuries.
In addition to being Vice President, Dr. Tardio is our Director of Athletic Training, Compliance Officer, and provides athletic training services to the athletes of his alma mater of the Plum Boro School District. Michael is passionate about helping his patients meet their physical therapy goals.
An avid Pitt fan, and as student athletic trainer at Pitt, Dr. Tardio had the honor of providing sports medicine care to the 2008-2009 Men’s Basketball team (which ranked #1 nationally and received a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament), Pitt Football team which won the Meineke Car Care Bowl, Pitt Softball, and Pitt Women’s Soccer teams. Michael currently serves on the Tim Kerin Memorial Scholarship Committee at the University of Pittsburgh which honors the legacy of Tim Kerin and rewards a scholarship to athletic training students.
A soccer player his entire life, Michael continues to still play soccer competitively and highly enjoys treating soccer players in the clinic. A firm believer in giving back to his community, Michael is a volunteer assistant coach with the Plum High School Boys Soccer team, serves on the Plum Area Youth Soccer Board, and is President of the Plum Soccer Alumni Club.