High in the Sierras hiking the JMT

Top 5 Misconceptions of Travel Therapy

Top 5 Misconceptions of Travel Therapy As interest in travel therapy grows so too does the tales of its pros and cons.  In this post we will breakdown the top 5 misconceptions of travel therapy and travel therapists.  1. Assignments or Placements One of the main focal points of this site has been, and always…

Denali on the horizon

Travelers as Leaders

Travelers as Leaders Why and How Travelers can be Leaders “Oh, you’re a Travel therapist…” – the words dripping with so much disrespect that they are bordering disdain.  Plunk. We have been categorized and judged, dropped into the mental bucket labeled “just another traveler” and cast aside.  This is the reception we receive at nearly…

Zion National Park post Trav Con

Pursuing Professional Development as a Traveler

Pursuing Professional Development as a Traveler: Growing as a Clinician and Knocking out CEUs Finding, signing up for, and then following through to complete professional development courses that are in your area of interest is a serious challenge when you don’t know what corner of the country you’ll be living in next! Sometimes it is…

Therapists Guide to Career and Income Growth

Make More Money The Travel Therapists Guide to Career and Income Growth We are so excited to FINALLY be able to share this with you! After sorting through tons of email and questions on social media I have decided to put all of our most successful strategies in one book, just for you! “Steve’s advice…

The 5 Foundational Skills of PT

The 5 Foundational Skills of PT In the diverse and fast-moving world of travel PT there are countless clinical settings and patient presentations that will confront you.   Across the board there are 5 essential clinical skills that every therapist, travel or otherwise, need to cultivate.   1. Systematic Thinking Any long time reader of my…

Student Loans?  What Student Loans?

Student Loans?  What Student Loans? BOOYA! How does a pair of wide-eyed PTs go from $200K in student loan debt to debt free in less than 2 years?  Travel PT! Heres the scoop. Ellen and I met in PT school back in 2008.  We graduated as DPT’s in 2011 along with the 6-figure tab of…

Island Lake

Two Simple Changes Every PT Must Master But Hasn’t

Two simple changes every PT must master but hasn’t As this spring season has rushed upon us here in the Pacific Northwest I find myself growing tired. Some days physically, but most days emotionally. I try my best to be upbeat with the clients. To smile and smooth over any of their concerns about how…

Overcoming Inertia

Overcoming Inertia Inertia by definition is “a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force.” About three weeks ago Ellen and I began a new contract in the Pacific Northwest working in home health…

Top 5 Travel Therapy Resources

Top 5 Travel Therapy Resources

Our Top 5 Travel Therapy Resources It seems that every day there are more helpful resources out there for travel therapists.  Any little step to make our lives easier is a good thing right! Here are our top 5 travel therapy resources! 1. aPTitude Managing multiple licenses can be a difficult and occasionally painful task,…

surfing with dolphins

The Most Dangerous Words in Physical Therapy

The most dangerous words in physical therapy:  “Im just a PT” It begins so casually: “Welcome to Specialized Physical Therapy Ms. Burton.  Its great to have your here!  Let me introduce you to your therapist!!”  A peppy front office manager chirps from her post.  Quickly springing up from her chair and into the recesses of…

Job selection

Job Selection

When the options are endless it can be difficult to choose where to go next!  Don’t get overwhelmed.  We have just the job selection tips for you! Job Selection Location, Location, Location As any realtor will tell you, its all about location.  The same goes for job selection. When selecting your next job, it is…

Haleakala Sunrise

3 Steps to Make More Money – part 3

We have been asked numerous times about how we go about negotiating contracts.  How we have been able to land salaries 13-30% higher than the initial offers.  In order to properly address this topic we are going to do a three part series. The reason for this is straight forward.  There is no magic to…

3 Steps to Make More Money – part 2

We have been asked numerous times about how we go about negotiating contracts.  How we have been able to land salaries 13-30% higher than the initial offers.  In order to properly address this topic we are going to do a three-part series. The reason for this is straight forward.  There is no magic to getting…

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