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…

So Much To Do – So Little Time

So Much To Do – So Little Time How to maximize your experience in a new location I’m sure all traveling clinicians have their own reasons for loving to travel, whether it is the variety in working environment, flexibility of schedule, or increased income (or all!)  But we all do it because we love to…

Cushman Lake, WA

Traveling Therapy for New Grads?

New Grads Read this First! Traveling for New Grads As NPTE Board exam season begins to roll through so do the emails and questions from potential new grads regarding making the jump into travel PT straight out of school.  Clearly this is a growing interest amongst PT students, so the following is my take on…

Travel Therapists Christmas in Big Sur

The Secret Side of Travel Therapy

The Secret Side of Travel Therapy Last night eleven travel therapists all crowded around a long artificially distressed wood high-top table found at the back of one of the many trendy bars in San Luis Obispo, CA.  Initially meeting with the intent to discuss the applicability of a research article on our home health patient…

Layla at Weaver Lake

Creating a Goal Hierarchy

Create a Goal Hierarchy *This post is a continuation and expansion on the concept of fulfillment discussed in the previous post, which can be found here. Once we had a more distinct and clear idea of what fulfillment would look like in our lives, we then began to deconstruct it into it’s various pieces.  What…

Cayenne's deep stare

Why is traveling therapy right for you?

Why is traveling therapy right for you? The world of traveling therapy is full of unique personalities.  There is by no means a single archetype that is “The classic travel therapist.”  We come in all shapes and sizes.  Introverts – extroverts, specialists – generalists, new grads – experienced clinicians, even part time – full time…

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,…

Shell Beach Sunset

Maintaining Perspective

It is so easy to speed through life. While driving between patients today my wife sent me a text message saying that a patient we share is being placed on hospice care.  His cancer is metastasizing and we are no longer needed on the case.  This is not the first time either of us have…

2016 Travelers Conference Re-cap

2016 Travelers Conference Re-cap Travelers Conference 2016 was essentially a celebration of the freedom and the adventure that the travel healthcare lifestyle brings – no wonder it was in Las Vegas!  3 days of seminars, networking, schmoozing, wine-and-dining, and of course some all night parties!  Despite all of the shenanigans, we would leave the conference…

Pikes Peak summit 2016

My Love-Hate Relationship with Pikes Peak

My Love-Hate Relationship with Pikes Peak Some things never change… even when everything else does. Just a couple weeks ago, Steve and I tackled an epic race on America’s Mountain: Pikes Peak. While I chose to just race to the top in the Ascent on Saturday, Steve wanted to tackle the Marathon on Sunday, where…