An excerpt from a day in the life of an Outpatient Physical Therapist. Can you relate? 8:00 am: The day starts well! Hurray! You evaluated two patients. The first patient is progressing well with abdominal bracing techniques controlling his low back symptoms. The second patient, who suffered a rotator cuff injury, is also progressing well…

“Shortly after becoming diagnosed with Advanced Lyme Disease my right side became paralyzed. I stumbled around on a cane for quite awhile until finally I was in a wheelchair full time. Getting to and from therapy became exhausting. After spending several months working with a therapist at a local hospital with my cane I decided…

Let’s face it.  Travel assignments are fun – you get to see a part of the country you wouldn’t normally visit, you meet new people, get new experience under you belt, but even the happiest travelers can get lonely during the holidays – especially if you are working. If you will be spending time away…

Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids is a great place to gather your family and experience many activities. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be out in the cold – there are plenty of indoor activities too. From Beer Tours to live music, Griffins games to ice skating in Rosa Parks Circle – experience the winter…

Have you ever wanted to have a cup of coffee with an experienced home health/travel therapist and pick their brain in an intimate conversation to learn and glean from their years of knowledge and hard knocks? Well, now you can do just that! Isaac sat down with myPTsolutions co-owner Devin DeBoer and asked a series…

Common Concern

No question about it, working as a travel therapist takes the right perspective and an ability to adapt.  Working long term for the same company, hospital, home health agency, or school has its pros and cons.  Steady pay, benefits, and seeing your coworkers daily are all pros.  However, I would also argue these factors may…

Technology

As a traveling therapist there is no better teacher than experience.  Any new Physical or Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist will tell you that your first two years of practice are real eye openers.  The same is true for working as Travel Therapist. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the health care system…

Homesickness

Homesickness is no fun.  It can manifest itself in feelings of depression, physical illness, or mental fatigue.  Most people have experienced it at one time or another.  Sometimes we are only an hour or two from home; sometimes we are a world away.  Missing out on important occasions or just not being able to be…

pet

We all know that starting a new job is one of the more stressful events in life. In fact, starting a new travel therapy job or switching from permanent job to a travel position can be scary. Fortunately, most of us have built in stress relievers – friends and pets!  Study after study demonstrates that…

recruiter

One of the wonderful things about being a therapist in the current environment is the plethora of jobs. Every day I receive emails for permanent, travel and per diem jobs.  Many websites including Simply Hired, Indeed, and LinkedIn display therapist job opportunities with often attractive incentives and pay.  These emails and other advertisements vary in…

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