Alex Wirta

Alex Wirta, PT, DPT

Clinical Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Alex enjoys serving the needs of the local community whether it is recovering from an injury or working on treatment plans to reduce chronic pain. He emphasizes treatment that has the greatest long-term benefit and appreciates his role as an educator to his patients. His objective is to understand the goals and get to know the people he works with so that they can fulfill their potential.

He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He also holds a Certified Manual Physical Therapist certification from the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and is ASTYM certified. He looks to blend a combination of manual therapy and exercise depending on patient presentation.

As a former collegiate baseball player, baseball has always been a primary interest for Alex. He is inspired to reduce the number of arm injuries in youth baseball and softball players and focuses on prevention.

Alex lives in the Kirkland area with his wife and dog, Peyto. He can be found on the weekends hiking mountains, going on runs, or other outdoor activities.

Blog Posts written by Alex Wirta

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Shoulder Strengthening Program

We recently ran a 4-week training program on our Facebook page to help build stronger shoulders that can be completed with minimal equipment and space. Each Monday we posted a new video with a series of exercises that can be completed 3-4 times over the week. Each session should take 15-20 minutes to complete.

Preliminary Findings: Our Pre-Season Baseball Screens - Spring 2019

I wanted to share the preliminary findings from the baseball and softball screens so far this year. Regardless of age or skill level, there have been some trends that have stood out. The screen looked at range of motion, strength, and control of different parts of the body that are critical to the throwing motion. Each testing item was then given a red, yellow, or green score depending on the criteria. Just like a stop light, the colors mean the same thing.

  • Red — Stop and needs...

Stay Out on the Field Longer: We're Now Offering Baseball Screens!

At Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - Bridle Trails, our goal is to help players stay on the field and excel by improving performance and reducing the risk of a throwing related injury. This baseball and softball season, we are offering free baseball and softball injury screens. The purpose of these screens is two-fold:

  1. Identify areas of deficiencies or weaknesses so that the player can target certain areas more specifically. To increase your GPA, you don’t try to get...

What can be done to reduce baseball throwing injuries?

Arm injuries are continuing to rise at an alarming rate. Alex recently spoke with Keep Playing Baseball about throwing mechanics, common injuries, and things that players should be focusing on during the off-season. Keep Playing Baseball is an organization dedicated to providing information to high school baseball players about playing at the collegiate level. On the podcast, he speaks about mechanics of the both the upper and lower body and the...