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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…

Travel PT 101 – What is travel therapy?

Travel PT 101 – What is travel therapy? Recently we have been receiving emails from potential travelers, often PT students, requesting some basic information regarding what is travel PT? To answer that very broad question I have decided to take an abbreviated approach and list out the basics of travel physical therapy.  Also included at…

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…

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The End is Near-er

The End is Near-er When Contracts End Early Sometimes things don’t work out like they should. Plans change, emergencies arise, life happens. While thirteen weeks is the industry standard minimum contract, every so often, for a variety of reasons, contracts are shortened or even terminated.  In each situation there is a right and a wrong…

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work -Travel therapy for travel teams- The travel therapy life is pretty incredible. Bouncing around to new places – new jobs – new friends – New Adventures! But it is no secret that life on the road alone can get, well…lonely. This is where travel teams come in. Simply a put…

Why my recruiter loves me more than you

Why my recruiter loves me more than you Over the winter of 2016 Ellen took a last minute contract way out in Eastern Colorado. Prior to this we were living back home in Durango, Colorado (Southwest Colorado). Our attempt at returning to permanent contract work had fallen through in fantastic fashion and we were desperate…

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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…