- Physical Therapy
Orthopedic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, I also see patients for cognition, memory, coping skills and clinical community mobility skills assessments (clinic based driving assessments).
Do you have any board certifications?
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
What is your philosophy of care?
I treat every pt as if they were a member of my family
What made you want to go into therapy?
I enjoy helping people and have a strong interest in Science. Therapy is the perfect way for me to share my knowledge with others and help them heal and recover from their injuries or illnesses.
Where did you go to undergraduate school?
The College of St. Scholastica. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology and a minor in Chemistry
Where did you go to graduate school?
The College of St. Scholastica. I have a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy
What is your favorite advice to give patients?
It varies depending on the type of injury but in general it is to RELAX and be patient, allowing their body time to heal and recover from their injury. Everyone always wants it to heal quickly and for the most part, that isn’t reality. Our bodies take time to heal.
Where is your hometown?
What are your personal interests (what you enjoy doing outside of work, for recreation, etc.)?
I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, and boating. I also enjoy cooking and baking
Other things you’d like patients to know about you:
Leah sees patients at both Hibbing Family Medical Clinic and Laurentian Medical Clinic. I was born and raised on the Iron Range, a graduate of Eveleth-Gilbert High School. After college I lived and worked in the Twin Cities area for 4 years and have returned to the Iron Range to live and raise her family.