presented by Ann Porretto-Loehrke
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Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT
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…Read full bio
1. Joint-Specific Treatment to Address Glenohumeral Joint Limitations
Posterior glenohumeral joint (GHJ) tightness can contribute to poor scapular mechanics. In addition, end-range GHJ limitations can contribute to TOS “compressor” symptoms. This chapter covers how to treat posterior GHJ tightness and limitations at end-range.
2. Joint-Specific Treatment to Address Limitations at the Cervicothoracic Junction
Stiffness in the upper thoracic spine can be a culprit with poor scapular mechanics and brachial plexus issues. This chapter covers how to address upper thoracic extension and rotation limitations.
3. Treatment Strategies for Addressing Adverse Neural Tension Issues and Chronic Pain
Patients with TOS often present with longstanding issues. Nerve gliding must be performed cautiously to avoid an exacerbation of the patient’s symptoms. This chapter covers neural flossing techniques and chronic pain considerations with TOS.