Managing Multiple Recruiters and Why

Managing Multiple Recruiters and Why By far the most frequent question we receive on this site is: “Is it really that important to work with multiple recruiters?” To us, the answer is an emphatic YES! Now, if you really enjoy working with one particular recruiter there is nothing wrong with doing that.  My first recruiter…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Black and White image of Ellen at the Grand Canyon

Gray Pride

Gray Pride As another election season rolls through, the various media outlets and talking heads busy themselves by spouting pseudo-news and ever increasingly alarmist stories about “A country divided!”  We have Red states, Blue states, Environmentalists, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Anti-LGBT, Black Lives Matter, the 99%, States Rights, Big Business, Big Pharma…Big Deal! Working as a traveler…

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…