Athlete 360: New Television Show on Sports Medicine

Here in America sport is our passion. We idolize different men and women from all sports and tend to know more about them than our friends and family. Now you can learn a little bit more about them than ever before, thanks to a new television show that is all about sports medicine and showcases different athletes from NASCAR to the PGA.

Television show on sports medicine for physical therapistsHere in America sport is our passion. We idolize different men and women from all sports and tend to know more about them than our friends and family. Now you can learn a little bit more about them than ever before, thanks to a new television show that is all about sports medicine and showcases different athletes from NASCAR to the PGA. Here’s what the production company, Serious Fun Productions says about their new TV show…

We’re American sports fans. We’re two-parts passion and one-part religion. We live and breathe sports. And now that our athletic heroes have become part of our everyday life, we want to know them, inside and out.

Now, we can. Literally. Dr. Mark Adickes, a Super Bowl-winning NFL offensive lineman turned Harvard-educated orthopedic surgeon is our host. And with his expert help (and state-of-the-art scanning and MRI technology), Athlete 360 gives us a window into our heroes’ past – letting us see the physical effect of their awe-inspiring careers… and the physical toll those acts of heroism exacted.

But this is not just a voyeuristic look at blown ACL’s and Tommy John surgeries. It’s a chance to see how the sports we love have changed, a chance to better understand what today’s athletes go through, and importantly, how to protect our kids from future injuries as they compete.

Dr. Adickes will explain how surgery techniques have improved, interview past and current elite athletes about their bodies, and give weekend warriors and parents alike a true inside look at sports.

So if there happens to be a time on your travel therapy assignment in which you find yourself with nothing to do… You now have an alternative.

What to do inbetween your travel physical therapy assignments

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.

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. As a travel physical therapist you have the option to work year-round and have options to plan on taking some much needed time off between assignments. There are of course times where you may want to keep working if  the location or assignment is what you desire. But if the situation arises, what are some things you can do until you start your next travel therapy job, that is if you choose to continue working as one?

Say you’ve been doing the travel physical therapy thing for a while, and maybe it’s time to settle down for a bit. Lucky you, there is the omnipresent  shortage of therapists all across the country and finding a permanent job shouldn’t be that difficult. Of course, it all matters where you’re living and what the demand may be in your area. Otherwise, you can pick up some temp jobs until you find the position you can tie yourself to.

If you can’t find the next travel therapy job you so desire right away, there are other things you can do to keep yourself busy. Most staffing agencies or at least the major players offer to pay for your continuing education classes to help you keep up to date with your profession. Do your research and see which companies offer these extra benefits.

Maybe you’re a little burnout and a little holiday is the prescription . Hopefully you have built up a little savings to allow you to take the much needed break. You’ve been all over, from big cities to small communities, but maybe you want to the rest of this great planet. Take a cruise, tour Asia, “Im going to Disneyland”, anything else but work! Take the time off and when you’re ready to rejoin the workforce, you’ll hopefully be refreshed and ready to do what you love, all over again.

Some of you though may not be comfortable with the idea of just sitting around doing not much of anything. As a therapist, it’s obvious you have a passion for caring, so why not choose to offer your services toward a worthy cause. As you know the earthquake in Haiti this past January stirred quite a response from the healthcare field and many nurses and other professionals traveled down to assist in any way possible, some were sent to help through organizations and others went on their own accord. Obviously, there is a need for this type of help all around the world and even in your own hometowns. Volunteering is a wonderful way to utilize your skills, expertise and compassion while away from your usual occupations. I’ve listed a few organizations in which you can sign up to volunteer for, either here in the United States or abroad.

Projects Abroad – Projects Abroad is the leading abroad volunteer organization. We offer a diverse range of international service projects, plus the opportunity to become part of one of our volunteer communities abroad.

Hands of Light In Action – a non-profit organization that is very simply focused on assisting people in need. 

Traveling therapists have so many choices when it comes to their vocation. You can work, or you can take advantage of the freedom and do what you want. Either way, being a travel therapsit will never limit you, the only limits those you put on oneself.

Featured Travel Occupational Therapist Job in Louisiana

  • Travel Occupational Therapist in LouisianaGreat opportunity for Occupational Therapist in a hospital setting.
  • Facility has a coastal Louisiana location.
  • Enjoy great food and atmosphere with your nights off on this 13 week contract.
  • Must be able to take some weekend call, 1 of every 4 weeks.
  • If you would like any more information please call Medical Solutions at 866-633-3548 and ask for a recruiter.

To learn more about this travel occupational therapist job click here.

Therapists, reach out and help in Haiti.

If ever there was a time for the global community to come together, it is now. As you are all well aware, the country of Haiti was literally shaken to its core from a massive earthquake and the aftermath that has left behind a land and its people in shambles. The response from around the world has been great and I hope that it continues for some time, as the country will need a tremendous amount of help to get it back to some sort of normalcy. As therapists, caring for others is not only your job but a way of life, a life you’ve chosen to make a difference in peoples lives.

If ever there was a time for the global community to come together, it is now. As you are all well aware, the country of Haiti was literally shaken to its core from a massive earthquake and the aftermath has left behind a land and its people in shambles. The response from around the world has been great and I hope that it continues for some time, as the country will need a tremendous amount of help to get it back to some sort of normalcy. As therapists, caring for others is not only your job but a way of life, a life you’ve chosen to make a difference in peoples lives.

It comes to no surprise that therapists and rehab specialists from all over are seeking out ways to help and at this time it seems as though the need for them has been stymied by the inability of reaching the country of Haiti in time. There are a number of relief efforts being organized from governed nations to the local Girl Scout troops, all of which are mostly raising funds to help. The donation of goods and labor are put on hold for now and what organizers feel would be best is that of cash funding. There will undoubtedly come a time when your expertise will be of great need, but for the time being please just give what you can by way of monetary donations. Check out the Haitian Relief Effort: How You Can Help section at APTA.org for organizations that are gathering funds to send on to Haiti.

Check out the blog Moving Forward where Chuck Gulas, PT has documented his experiences in the earthquake ravished island of Haiti.

The organization Health Volunteers Overseas is seeking out 15 Physical and Occupational therapy volunteers. The details of who they are seeking out are available here.

There are of course the usual relief outlets like the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc. that will have more information in ways in which you can help. If you know of any other organizations and causes that have formed to help with relief in Haiti, please post them in the comment section below. Thank you and God bless.

Featured Travel Occupational Therapist Job in Tennessee

  • Northeast TN facility looking for a travel Physical Therapist for 13 weeks.
  • The Appalachian Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are nearby.
  • A short drive from Knoxville and Morristown, Tennessee.
  • Lots of area parks and lakes make this a great place to spend the Fall.
  • All OT candidates looking for a great job should call a Recruiter today at 866-633-3548.

To learn more about this travel occupational therapist job click here.

Featured Travel Occupational Therapist Job in Florida

  • Occupational Therapist needed in Florida for a 13 week position.
  • Right on the Atlantic Ocean and not far from Orlando, this is the perfect place to spend the summer.
  • All interested OTs looking for a job in FL should call a Career Consultant today at 866-633-3548.

To learn more about this travel physical therapy assistant job click here.