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 [...]
Category: Travel PT Career Advice
When you’re traveling serious distances for work, passing through one or more time zones on the way to your destination, it’s easy to let fatigue affect you the next morning. But if you’re a traveling physical therapist, you’ll probably be starting your latest job a few hours after you arrive, so you can’t afford to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As a traveling therapist you are afforded the freedom many in the workforce will never get to experience. Typically those who work a perm position have to stick to a schedule and use paid time off to enjoy time away from the office. Traveling physical and occupational therapists on the other hand have many choices.