For Patients
Loren Shriner Hughes, DPT, CMP, Therapy Manager


  • Appalachian State University Magna Cum Laude with a Major in Biology, Ecology and Environmental Studies
  • University of Saint Augustine Doctor of Physical Therapy in Health Sciences


Loren completed her undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Loren is an Asheville native and has worked in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis in sports medicine, in VA, NC and Maine, where she worked for Orthopedic Associates of Portland and was the PT provider for the Portland Pirate Professional Hockey Team. Loren most recently relocated back to the Boone area from Spruce Pine, NC, where she managed the Outpatient/Inpatient Rehabilitation Department for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Loren is excited to be back in the High Country, as she is an avid runner and whose past accomplishments include The Boston Marathon and The Marine Corp Half Marathon.



  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner, one of only 20 in NC and only CM Practitioner in Western North Carolina.