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3 Steps to Starting Travel Therapy in 3 Months

3 Steps to Starting Travel Therapy in 3 Months Abruptly bouncing into travel physical therapy is not necessarily the best strategy for success during your first contract, but then again not every situation can be ideally planned out.  A surprising number of travelers have had to tackle this tasks in an abbreviated time frame.  For…

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Tackling Tough Contracts

Tackling Tough Contracts 3 Simple tips to always make the most out of a tough contract *Disclaimer – If a facility is truly doing something illegal or unethical please by all means follow the proper procedures and report them.  This post is meant for the jobs that are simply less than ideal but not egregious…

Zombies and Baby Farts

Zombies and Baby Farts – Our Battle with the 4 Month Sleep Regression 4 months and 10 days! We had 4 months and 10 days of (relatively) restful sleep before our little angel baby decided to go demonic on us on a nightly basis!  Sure, Kinley had always been dealing with night waking (waking up…

Christmas as Travelers

Christmas as Travelers Christmas time brings nostalgia to all of us.  Fond memories of Christmas Eve’s spent anxiously awaiting Santa.  Tearing through wrapping paper, rabid for the next toy or ugly sweater neatly tucked into a flimsy cardboard box.  We all have our favorites.  El and I have ours too. Our First Christmas Our first…

The Travelers Anthem

The Travelers Anthem “A-a-aye, I’m on vacation Every single day ’cause I love my occupation..” The bouncy reggae beat is a stark contrast to the drab and dingy semi-lifeless feel of the nursing home hallways.  In the facility that I am currently working, nearly every member of the rehab team spends a hefty portion of…

Blue Lakes

Traveling with a Baby: The First 3 Months

Traveling with a Baby: The First 3 Months In this post I’d like to share a bit of what we, idiot novice parents, have learned during the past few months, and given that we tend to live a more minimalist lifestyle, what gear (baby stuff) we have found is worth bringing along for the adventure.…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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