Category: Guest Authors

Falsone Forges as First Female Pro Trainer
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Falsone Forges as First Female Pro Trainer

In late October, the L.A. Dodgers hired Sue Falsone as their head physical therapist. This marked a profound shift in gears, as head positions in athletic organizations have traditionally been a male-dominated field of work. Falsone has already served as consultant to the baseball team since 2007, but traveling with a team of all-male athletes [...]

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Guest Author: Alexis Bonari – 5 Benefits of Vibram FiveFingers in Physical Therapy
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Guest Author: Alexis Bonari – 5 Benefits of Vibram FiveFingers in Physical Therapy

If you’re a physical therapist, chances are that you’ve heard of the Vibram FiveFingers craze. Take one look at these shoes, and you’ll think they’re just the next contestant in the recent string of shoes designed to look “unique” for people who would rather look fit than be fit. I can tell you that Vibrams [...]

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Guest Author: Jessica Bosari for Allied Health World – Young PTs Choose Travel
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Guest Author: Jessica Bosari for Allied Health World – Young PTs Choose Travel

Medical students have many career paths open to them. Many young people are not prepared for the lengthy and arduous training required to be physicians, but medical careers like physical therapy make a lot of sense. Students can earn their degrees and begin work once they receive their masters’ degrees. More Freedom, More Pay, More [...]

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Guest Author: Maria Rainier – Travel Light: Tips for Efficient Packing
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Guest Author: Maria Rainier – Travel Light: Tips for Efficient Packing

If you’re road tripping, you don’t want to fill your vehicle with suitcases – that extra weight decreases your fuel efficiency and it means you’ll have to roll, carry, and otherwise haul all of those suitcases around with you. That’s no way to travel. Things get even worse for the baggage-laden traveling physical therapist who’s [...]

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Guest Author: Wes Herdlein – Hybrid Traveling
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Guest Author: Wes Herdlein – Hybrid Traveling

During my first 3 years of traveling, I took advantage of the convenience of agency provided housing and furnishings. Since then, I’ve changed the system a bit. It’s not that the current system was broken, it actually worked well. The apartments and furnishing were always nice but excessive for a single guy. Did I really [...]

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Guest Author: Wes Herdlein – The Do’s and Don’ts of PT Licensure
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Guest Author: Wes Herdlein – The Do’s and Don’ts of PT Licensure

After 6 years as a traveling PT and obtaining licenses in 11 states, I have learned some lessons the hard way. In an effort to make it easier for the next generation, here are a few tips to help you along the way: 1) Maintain your license in your home state. Even if you rarely [...]

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