Mike Tisbe-1

Elderwood Director of Rehab elected to two professional associations

LIVERPOOL, NYMichael Tisbe, PT, DPT, CSCS, director of rehab for Elderwood at Liverpool, was elected vice president of the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA). As vice president of NYPTA, He will serve on the Executive Committee and facilitate information exchanges between committees, the Board of Directors and/or the Executive Committee. Mr. Tisbe has held various positions on NYPTA since 2013 including director central district, leadership committee liaison and program committee chair.

Mr. Tisbe also has been elected a delegate for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates. He has been a member since 1995.

Mr. Tisbe received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Manhattanville College and a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from SUNY Health Science Center. He earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2009.

Since beginning his medical career as a staff physical therapist, he has held positions including lead physical therapist, regional director, rehabilitation and orthopedic director and physical therapy director. He was named director of rehab at Elderwood at Liverpool in 2011.

“We are very proud to have Mike as an integral part of our management team. His passion for learning and helping others continues to create an atmosphere for excellence,” Elderwood at Liverpool administrator Kristen Russell said. “Under Mike’s leadership, we have successfully been considered a premier provider of therapy services in our community.”

Growing up in Rockland County, Mr. Tisbe was raised in a family of medical professionals: his father, a physician and his mother, a nurse. He currently lives in Syracuse with his wife, Lynn, and two children. In addition to his work at Elderwood and roles with NYPTA and APTA, Mr. Tisbe serves as an advisory board member for the Syracuse Bryant & Stratton PTA and OTA programs. He enjoys taking walks with his dogs, Koda and Lexi, and playing in three soccer leagues.

Elderwood provides skilled nursing care, specialized subacute and rehabilitation care, cardiac care, cardiac telemetry services, assisted living, independent living and memory care at skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities and independent living communities across New York State, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. For more information, visit www.elderwood.com.

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