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Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT

Ann Porretto-Loehrke Instructor Bio:
Ann Porretto-Loehrke is a skilled clinician and dynamic instructor. She is the therapy manager of a large department at the Hand to Shoulder Center. Ann is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) for treatment of the upper quadrant through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM). She has extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of the upper quadrant. Ann completed a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Drexel University with a specialty in hand and upper quarter rehabilitation. Most recently, Ann has become certified in dry needling through Myopain Seminars, as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). She previously served as the Vice-Chair of the Examination committee for the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC). Ann also previously served as the Northeast District chair for the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association from 2004 to 2008. She is a lead instructor who developed the Hand & Upper Extremity Track through IAOM, a set of six manual therapy courses designed specifically for hand and upper extremity specialists. Ann has presented at American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) annual conferences, Canadian Hand Conferences, Philadelphia meeting, and Teton Hand Conference.

Ann Porretto-Loehrke's Continuing Education Courses

Identification and Evaluation of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Identification and Evaluation of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

What do I do with patients that hurt all over? Why do carpal tunnel symptoms seem to keep coming back? This course is designed to assist practicing therapists in identifying key features of thoracic outlet syndrome and provide guidance… Read Morearrow_right

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Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Where to Begin

Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Where to Begin

Now that you’ve determined that your patient has disputed neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), what should be addressed first? This course will provide a step-by-step process for how to address your patient’s impairments at the… Read Morearrow_right

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Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Addressing Shoulder and Upper Thoracic Limitations

Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Addressing Shoulder and Upper Thoracic Limitations

Now that you’ve determined that your patient has disputed neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), how should you address issues at the shoulder and upper thoracic spine? Following the first TOS course, this course addresses limitations… Read Morearrow_right

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Differential Diagnosis of Lateral Elbow Pain

Differential Diagnosis of Lateral Elbow Pain

Why is treating a “simple” tennis elbow diagnosis sometimes so difficult? This course will help guide you through a systematic approach to evaluating a patient with lateral elbow pain to identify the pain-generator. Determining the… Read Morearrow_right

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Treatment of Lateral Elbow Pain

Treatment of Lateral Elbow Pain

Why is treating a “simple” tennis elbow diagnosis sometimes so difficult? Let this course help to guide you through a systematic approach to addressing impairments found within the clinical examination. This course provides the tools… Read Morearrow_right

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Forearm Rotation Limitations Post Trauma

Forearm Rotation Limitations Post Trauma

Why do my patients with distal radius fractures seem to have so much difficulty regaining forearm rotation? Understanding the complexity of the forearm and how distal radius fractures can have a profound effect on forearm rotation is of… Read Morearrow_right

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Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Elbow and Forearm

Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Elbow and Forearm

How can I differentiate my patient’s nerve complaints at the elbow and forearm? Sharpen your skills with evaluating and treating conservative and post-operative management of peripheral nerve compressions at the elbow and forearm! This… Read Morearrow_right

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Assessing the Elevation Chain

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Assessing the Elevation Chain

What do I do with patients that hurt all over? Why does the carpal tunnel symptoms seem to keep coming back? This course continues with the examination process for disputed neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome with emphasis on joint-specific… Read Morearrow_right

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Manual Therapy Techniques to Address Stiffness at the Elbow

Manual Therapy Techniques to Address Stiffness at the Elbow

Have you ever been frustrated with a stiff elbow that doesn’t seem to move no matter how much you try? Because of the close articular congruency of the elbow, loss of motion can sometimes occur even with a small trauma. This course covers… Read Morearrow_right

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Manual Therapy Techniques to Address Stiffness for the Wrist

Manual Therapy Techniques to Address Stiffness for the Wrist

Distal radius fractures are a common diagnosis that hand therapists treat. Often times, these patients end up with significant loss of motion. Sharpen your skills with joint specific techniques to address stiffness at the radiocarpal and… Read Morearrow_right

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Manual Therapy Techniques to Address Stiffness at the Thumb

Manual Therapy Techniques to Address Stiffness at the Thumb

Stiffness at the thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint can occur as a result of trauma, as seen with fractures at the base of the first metacarpal, and can also be present in the early stages of osteoarthritis (OA). Get reacquainted with the… Read Morearrow_right

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