Top running road race destinations for travel physical therapists

travel physical therapist running in road raceIf you like running road races then you already know how much fun they can be, whether it is one of the small town community races or the big nationally known ones.

If you haven’t ran one yet you should so you can see what you are missing out on. You don’t have to be an Olympian for it to be fun.

Running in them is a great way to meet new people and experience a new city and as a travel physical therapist you can use your assignments to add to the list of races you have run.

Here are some resources to help you find a road race near your next assignment:

Back to school! Internship time

therapy internship

It is that time of year again, college is starting back up, which means many of you will be starting in on your clinical internships. Your internship lets you experience clinical opportunities gain experience in your area, such as acute care, neurologic rehabilitation, sports medicine, geriatrics, etc.

Having that kind of experience can be a huge difference maker when employers are looking at the resumes of pt, pta, ot, cota and slp candidates. With all else being equal, employers, both for perm positions or travel therapy jobs, are going to look at what kind of experience you have, what you did at your internship and what you did to go beyond the basic requirements.

I ran across this blog post about the clinical education of PTs this morning and how it is flawed by Johnnie May at the Physical Therapist Rover blog and wondered what you thought about it. The post is a little old, but what about you current therapists, do you feel like you got the best learning experience from your clinical internships? What would you change?

Resources for the Traveling Therapist

I’m discovering how new the idea of being a traveling therapist really is because there really isn’t much out there on the web regarding this profession. That’s what we here at Rehab and Therapy are trying to fix. Any and all information we can find that will help you in your careers we will post and today I found a couple things.

19190911There is a blog site written by a current traveling therapist and it is called, “The Ramblings of a Traveling Speech Therapist.” As the author describes it, “This blog will detail my travels and provide a contact point for all those who I meet along the way.” So take a minute or two to read about her travels. She has had some great experiences and some not so great, but that’s life ain’t it? You take the good, you take the bad and there you have… Hopefully I’m not dating myself with that little lyric but I probably am. Anyways, read some of her posts – she gives great insight as to what you can and cannot expect on your traveling therapy job.

The next site I discovered that can help you with your career as a traveling therapist is This site is dedicated to providing prospective and current traveling therapists a place to share information regarding staffing agencies, interviewing, locations, etc… There is also a great page of links to associations, certifications and so forth. There is also a forum to share your stories and experiences with other current and past travelers. This would be a great way to find out about a location you’re thinking about or perhaps just making friends to meet out while on assignment. So check it out!

As I said, there isn’t much out there for you travelers yet, but we’re working on it so check back and we’ll keep you informed!