Stephen is from Pearl City, Hawaii. He graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Motor Behavior. He then attended George Fox University in Newberg, OR graduating in April 2021 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and also a coauthor of a published article in the journal of Physical Therapy in Sport titled “Rotator cuff strength is not augmented by blood flow restriction training.” He enjoys working with patients of all ages and is interested in treating sports-related injuries. His treatment approach focuses on building resiliency through exercise and education to help patients reach their goals and return to activities that are meaningful to them. Stephen has a data driven approach and believes in the importance of collaborating with his patients for the best physical therapy experience. In Stephen’s free time, he enjoys working out and exploring Seattle with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.
“During my plan of care, I worked with Dr. Stephen Alterado PT, DPT. He provided a thorough examination and a treatment that was centered on my goals and lifestyle. Each session was a collaboration between PT and patient. With his care, I was able to get back to all my activities without pain in a matter of weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Alterado at Biojunction Sports Therapy.”
– Abigail B.
“My rehab couldn’t have gone better! I had shoulder surgery in December and started seeing Stephen Alterado at BioJunction Sports Therapy in January. He knew exactly what I needed to do to strengthen my shoulder without hurting it, and kept on me to make sure I was doing the work. Stephen’s ability to push me along with his extensive knowledge of the shoulder joint gave me the confidence to be aggressive in my rehab. Now, 7 months later, my shoulder is strong and pain-free. I owe it all to Stephen for his guidance and motivation!”
– Dan M.
“Best place I’ve been for PT in Seattle! What a find! Stephen Alterado has been my PT at Biojunction-I can’t say enough about his level of professionalism, his knowledge (amazing), and that he’s just a nice guy to work with. I came in post ankle reconstruction and with Stephen’s help/ wisdom am able to walk down stairs again (sometimes like a 16 year old).”
– Don B.