Hey there! We are Ellen and Stephen Stockhausen, doctors of physical therapy and all around adventurers!
Early on as travel physical therapists made all of the common mistakes inexperienced travelers make. We understand how intimidating it can be to jump into traveling and how confusing this world may seem. This site is our way to give back to our wonderful community and to help you create the adventurous lifestyle you have always dreamt of!
“I’m so thankful for your posts and providing your experience to others!” – Morgan C. – New Grad Travel PT
“I just came across your page today and I think it is great what you are doing here” – Cintia A
“It turns out that the inertia of “the unknown” is hard to overcome, and the first step is by far the hardest, but totally worth it!”
We have now created a lifestyle for our family (newborn daughter Kinley, and our two dogs Cayenne and Layla) that lets us explore wildernesses that we never would have imagined seeing, and live in towns that others only come to for vacation. As ultra-marathoners we have learned to travel light and fast, and have adapted the same ethos in our professional lives. At this time, our initial two SUVs worth of stuff, has been paired down to only what can fit in the back of our truck, while still being able to sleep on the custom platform on top of it.
“We have now created a lifestyle for ourselves that lets us explore wildernesses that we never would have imagined seeing, and live in towns that others only come to for vacation.”
We have worked in 6 different states, in multiple settings, and have filled our lives with as many unique and exciting experiences as we can.
This blog has come out of the requests made by family, colleagues, and friends who want to either learn how to do the same thing for themselves or simply live vicariously through our stories and photos. From this blog you can expect the following:
Stories and photos from our adventures as travel physical therapists
Advice from some of the lessons we have learned along the way
Musings regarding clinical tid-bits and other physical therapy related things
Gear Reviews of our favorite and not-so-favorite gear that makes our exploits possible
- Recent Addition: Traveling with a baby – a series of posts relating our experiences as newbie parents on the road
- Jackson Therapy – “The top 5 traveling physical therapist blogs you should be reading”
- The Traveling Traveler – “5 Travel Therapy Blogs to Follow in 2018”
- Preferred Healthcare Staffing – “Best Blogs by Travel Therapists”