Ann Porretto-Loehrke


Ann graduated from Marquette University in 1994 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2002 and completed the IAOM-US certification for the upper quadrant in 2003.

In 2007, Ann completed her DPT degree with a specialty in hand and upper quarter rehabilitation from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She also became certified in dry needling in 2015. Ann is the Clinical Development Coordinator at the Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin, located in Appleton, Wisconsin. She is one of the creators and lead instructors of the Hand and Upper Extremity Track.

Ann has co-authored a chapter in Rehabilitation of the Hand & Upper Extremity on nerve compression syndromes of the elbow and forearm, as well as published two peer-reviewed articles entitled “Clinical Manual Assessment of the Wrist” and “Taping Techniques for the Wrist” in the 2016 Journal of Hand Therapy’s special edition of the wrist.

Ann serves as the planning committee chair for the Wisconsin Hand Experience conference and has presented at American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) annual conferences, Canadian Society of Hand Therapist Annual Conference, Philadelphia meeting, and Teton Hand Conferences.

Disclaimer: Ann Porretto-Loehrke also teaches online content through MedBrigde and gets paid for these courses. MedBridge has a collaboration with IAOM-US. The courses taught by Ann both at IAOM-US and Medbrige are mentioned at the beginning of each course.