Northern Lights Rehabilitation offers a dynamic range of occupational, physical and speech therapy services to our residents and community members. In addition, we also offer occupational and physical therapy services through our home health agency to Ashland, Bayfield, and Sawyer Counties. Furthermore, we provide occupational, physical, and speech therapies, through our Birth-3 program for Ashland and Bayfield counties.
We also offer a variety of wellness opportunities to the community including:
- Massage Therapy
- Community Walking Program
- Free Therapy Screens
- Educational Workshops
"Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the life span participate in the things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations)." - American Occupational Association.
At Northern Lights our occupational therapists work with each resident/community member and their families performing individualized evaluations to identify specific problem areas and develop a holistic treatment plan with client specific goals helping them improve their ability to perform everyday activities.
In addition to traditional occupational therapy services and programs we specialize in the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
"Physical therapy brings motion to life." – American Physical Therapy Association.
Our physical therapists work with each resident/community member and their families performing individualized evaluations to identify specific problems areas and develop a holistic treatment plan with client specific goals to help improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life.
"Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all." - American Speech -Language-Hearing Association.
Our speech language pathologist (SLP) works with each resident/community member and their families performing individualized evaluations to identify specific problem areas and develop a holistic treatment plan with client specific goals to help the full range of human communication and swallowing disorders.
". . . Making a difference in the lives of individuals who will benefit from the gift of massage." – Massage Therapy Foundation
Massage therapy is a manual manipulation of the soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s well-being.
Massage therapy can help you reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
Northern Lights Services Works to Reduce Falls in Older Adults
Washburn, WI – Stepping On is a workshop offered in Washburn through Northern Lights Services, INC. The workshop helps older adults prevent falls. The workshop is for two hours, once a week, for seven weeks, at Northern Lights Skilled Nursing Facility. Contact the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at 715-292-6400 extension 1 or 2 to register for this free workshop.
Stepping On will help participants identify why they fall and different ways to prevent falls, including strength and balance exercises, home safety check suggestions and a medication review. Participants will view a display of falls prevention products. The workshop is both for people who have fallen and for people who fear falling. Participants will leave with more strength, achieve better balance, and experience a feeling of confidence and independence as a result of performing various exercises and sharing personal falls experiences as a group.
The program was developed by Dr. Lindy Clemson of Sydney, Australia, to help older adults learn ways to prevent falls. It was brought to the United States by Dr. Jane Mahoney, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and other partners. The research has found that people who complete the workshop have a 31% reduced rate of falls.
Northern Lights Services, INC campus features four distinct areas of care including Rehabilitation Services, Home Health Care, The Oaks Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing Facility and is located at 706 Bratley Drive in Washburn. At Northern Lights we would like to extend our services beyond our doors and into the community to help promote a thriving and active population. Please call Jillian Cadotte, Rehabilitation Director and Class Facilitator at 715-373-6425 for more information.
Northern Lights Walking Program
- Free to walkers of all abilities!
- Bring a clean pair of walking shoes!
- Prizes will be awarded!