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

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 &

Fact or Fiction – The Truth Behind Physical Therapy Myths

Thinking of seeking Physical Therapy but not sure what to expect? Maybe you’ve researched Physical Therapy on the internet or spoke to friends and family, but have received contradicting information. Your search stops here, as we debunk the myths of Physical Therapy and put your mind at ease.

A Brief History of Physical Therapy

While Physical Therapy has been around for ages, practicing this therapy as a career is still relatively new.  The roots of some of the physical therapy treatments used today can be found in ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations. These ancient civilizations were using manual therapy and exercise to treat pain and disease, as well as gymnastics and movement exercises to rehabilitate wounded soldiers.

Video Games, Exercise, and Motivation by Andrew Gibson DPT

I’ll admit it; I’ve grown up in an era where video games are a form of playtime. My best friend and I loved them so much we even begged my parents to get a steering wheel with foot pedals so we could play our favorite computer racing game. Every Thanksgiving, I would play FIFA (a soccer game with teams and players from all around the world) for hours on end with my cousin.