DID YOU KNOW??? Great Northern Rehab offers therapy in the home !!!

For over 30 years, Great Northern Rehab, has partnered with Avanti Health Systems to provide Home Health Physical and Occupational Therapy for homebound patients.

Our therapists- Nancy, Dana, and Kathleen have over 65 years of combined practice experience!

We serve the entire Gogebic range in northern WI / MI and south to Minoqua WI

We specialize in post operative care and family/caregiver education;

The Best Way to Treat Low Back Pain May Surprise You !

The best way to treat the lower back, often, is not to treat the lower back. Our culture wants us to believe that quick fixes are the best way to do something. Many ways professionals treat the lower back do not address the underlying issues. Instead, they try to make the lower back feel better quickly without finding out the source. 

Move it!

I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT!! by Jessica Perez, PTA

The best medicine is ole reliable. Get up and move! Back pain is one of the most common problems and has been moving up in the ranking since 1990. Why do you ask? Because when people feel pain, their first action is to lay down and rest. Although that would be the case for someone with a sprained ankle,


Sciatica – A Constant Problem? By Dr. Louise Bullard

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders. This month is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on speech and hearing issues as well as evaluate our communication capabilities. Speech and hearing disorders often go unnoticed due to fear of being singled out or a lack of knowledge.

Move More Month: Easy Ways to Get Moving in the Workplace

April, also known as Move More Month by the American Heart Association, is an opportunity to study personal habits and work to incorporate additional daily activity.

According to the AHA, most adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work and find themselves with little time or energy left at the end of the day to exercise or get moving.

Occupational Therapy – What Is It?


Occupational Therapy focuses on treating patients who are recovering from a range of ailments, teaching them how to adapt and live life to the fullest. These ailments can be physical, mental, developmental, and emotional, impacting a person’s ability to perform daily activities at any age.

Occupational therapists typically work with patients who display:

  • Birth Injuries or birth defects
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain or the spinal cord
  • Autism &

Benefits of Speech Therapy

A speech therapist can help you with speech, language, and swallowing. They provide speech therapy to children and adults who may have speech or language disorders. Speech therapists, commonly known as speech-language pathologists (SLPs), are highly educated, trained, and experienced professionals. They often work as a team to help patients overcome a wide range of difficulties.

Car Accident Injuries – Whiplash

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be life changing. It can cause injuries that last a lifetime. Usually after being involved in a motor vehicle accident your symptoms do not appear for a few days due to adrenaline kicking in. Sometimes people try to brush the symptoms off and assume that they will go away.