Staff

Staff

Nancy Levra, PT

Nancy Levra PT - Great Northern Rehab Staff

Nancy has been with Great Northern Rehab since September of 1987. Born and raised in the local area Nancy is committed to providing the highest quality physical therapy to the entire community. Nancy trained at the college of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Nancy’s primary clinical responsibilities are in home health, serving our patients in Gogebic, Iron and Ashland Counties.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Applied Science: Physical Therapy; St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.

Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association.

Special Interests/Hobbies
Providing quality physical therapy in a variety of settings for the entire community.
Nancy is an avid golfer, sports enthusiast, and a die-hard Packer fan.

Shawn Edyvean, PT

Shawn Edyvean joined the staff at Great Northern Rehab in 2001. He was born and raised locally in Ironwood, Michigan and currently lives in Wakefield with his wife Jean. Shawn received his training in physical therapy at Central Michigan University, graduating in 2001 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.

Shawn is the lead therapist in our outpatient clinic in Ironwood. He is an expert in manual therapy and general orthopedics and ranked as one of the top therapists in the country. As a physical therapist, Shawn works closely with physicians throughout Upper Michigan, Northern Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science; Central Michigan University.
Master of Science: Physical Therapy; Central Michigan University.
Ongoing education in Manual Therapy and Sport Therapy.

Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association.

Special Interests/Hobbies
Golfing, hunting, fishing, and snowshoeing.

Shawn Edyvean PT - Great Northern Rehab Staff

Kathleen Walesewicz, PT

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Kathleen is proud to be a part of a team and a great group of professionals who truly care about the people in our community.

Professional and Personal Background
Kathleen moved to the Hurley area in 1992 with her husband, Bob. She has 3 children. Two of her children are studying at University of Wisconsin – Madison and she has one child at home.

Kathleen works with client of all ages. Early in her career, Kathleen took a special interest in child development and has had a focus on working with infants and children of all ages, developing their gross motor skills to maximize their functional abilities. She has attended multiple continuing educational courses for sensory integration and child development. Kathleen provides physical therapy services in the school, Birth to Three programs and outpatient settings. Kathleen also enjoys providing physical therapy services assisting adults to increase their functional ability with home health care.

Education
Kathleen graduated from the University of Madison in 1988 with a degree in physical therapy.

Special Interests/Hobbies
Kathleen loves to ride her bicycle and cross country ski – especially with her family. She enjoys coaching soccer and baseball and teaching children almost anything that will possibly spark an interest and help them increase their abilities and talents. She also enjoys her church and building her faith.

Mathew Sommer, PTA

After graduation from Lake Superior College as a Physical Therapy Assistant in 2002, Mathew Sommer joined the Great Northern Rehab team. He relocated to North Dakota where he worked in a long term acute care hospital specializing in rehab of critically ill individuals, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and CVA’s. Mat’s experience also includes working with amputees, home safety assessment training, sports medicine, balance impairments and vestibular rehabilitation. Mat returned to our practice in 2012 and works primarily in our outpatient clinic.

Educational Background
In addition to his licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Mat is credentialed by the APTA as a Clinical Instructor.

Special Interests/Hobbies
Mat resides in Gogebic County with his wife Mary, and three children: Mason, Madden, and Mila.
Mat’s hobbies include golfing, fishing, hiking, camping, and snowshoeing.
Mathew Sommer PTA - Great Northern Rehab Staff

Dana Leannah, OT

Dana Leannah
Dana joined the team at Great Northern Rehab in December of 2017. Dana was born and raised in the local area. She resided in the western suburbs of Chicago for 15 years, but returned home in 2017. She
has been an Occupational Therapist since 2011; graduating from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. Dana has specialized in hand and upper extremity injuries and pathologies, along with custom
orthotic fabrication, while being a part of the Kleiser Therapy team, located in Oak Brook, IL. Dana has also spent time focusing on home health needs. Dana has joined the Great Northern Rehab team to assist with home healthcare in the surrounding area, upper extremity and hand injuries, and other pathologies in the Ironwood clinic.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Science in Biology: North Central College, Naperville, IL
Master’s Degree of Occupational Therapy: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

Special Interests/Hobbies
Providing quality occupational therapy in a variety of settings for the entire community. Dana resides in Iron County with her daughter Violet. Dana’s hobbies include spending time with family, being involved in her daughter’s extra-curricular activities, ad enjoying the outdoors: fishing, hiking, camping.