The top 5 traveling physical therapist blogs you should be reading

All five of these blogs can help inspire you and guide you in your career.

Whether you currently work as a travel physical therapist or are considering travel PT as a possible career path, reading blogs written by others in the field can be incredibly useful. You can learn important tips and tricks for working as a travel PT, gain inspiration for your next move or access resources that can help expand your job opportunities. 

The life of a travel PT can be incredibly fulfilling, and the best websites and online journals reflect that. Here are the top five travel physical therapy blogs you should be reading:

1. HoboHealth

The scoop: HoboHealth is a trusted source of travel therapy news, insights and advice. Collected on the site is a useful mix of travel writing, tales from the road and tips for working as a travel therapist. There are also discussion boards where travel PT can swap stories and wisdom. 

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Making a Splash at FOTA’s Annual Conference at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®

flota.jpgWe’re looking forward to meeting many of our Florida Occupational Therapists fact-to-face next weekend at the Florida Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando. Celebrating 100 years of Occupational Therapy, FOTA17’s schedule is jam packed with Education Sessions, dynamic speakers, a yoga sessions, and an awards ceremony on November 3rd and 4th.

As the “respected authority on occupational therapy’s contribution to health and well-being in Florida,” FOTA continually works to support and advance the profession while making strides to better serve consumers. Read More

3 coastal towns to consider for a travel assignment

What-better-place-to-apply-your-skills-and-satisfy-your-love-of-exploring-new-sights-and-sounds-than-a-coastal-town_2351_40164173_0_14053815_500.jpgTravel therapists enjoy the freedom of being able to detach themselves from the demands of traditional, permanent employment and instead explore new places to their hearts’ content. What better place to apply your skills and satisfy your love of exploring new sights and sounds than a coastal town? The fresh, invigorating sea breeze, the calming sound of the waves, the gorgeous vistas – it’s the perfect type of location to reflect and rejuvenate. 

To inspire your journey, here are three coastal towns to consider for a travel assignment:

1. Portland, Maine 

Maine is famous for its majestic, rugged shorelines and dramatic seascapes. In Portland, you get the best of both worlds: breathtaking nature and a dynamic downtown scene. This small city is becoming a favorite stomping ground of ambitious young professionals who want a satisfying balance in their lives between outdoor activities and arts and culture. 

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3 tools travelers need when they hit the road

All-five-of-these-blogs-can-help-inspire-you-and-guide-you-in-your-career-_2351_40163623_0_14135992_500.jpgIf you’re hitting the road soon to travel to a new assignment, you should take a little time before you leave to gather some helpful tools for the journey. This way, you can travel smart and feel less stressed knowing you’re prepared!

Here are three tools you should have when you hit the road:

1. Maps & apps 

Today’s traveler should take advantage of both old-school navigational aids and new, innovative tools.

First, keep a physical road atlas in the car at all times – it comes in handy in places where GPS isn’t working or you have no internet connectivity. It doesn’t need to charge, either, making it a lifesaver when your devices run out of battery. 

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The importance of having a mentor as a new grad

bigstock-People-And-Lifestyle-Pretty-G-159775514.jpgBeginning your career is a big step, and it helps to have guiding figures show you the ropes. Though you’ve learned much in school about working as a therapist, so much lies ahead of you. Mentors are a valuable resource that can support you in your journey and provide real-life insight on what it’s like to work as a traveling therapist. 

Who can be a mentor?

Mentors are people who have extensive experience that relates to your current career position as well as a work ethic or accomplishments that you admire. They can be within your field, for example, therapists with years of experience that work in your clinic or outpatient center. They can also be therapy professionals with experience in an area of specialization that you are interested in. 

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