August Employee Spotlight: Robbie Guess

Posted by Rochelle Wheeler on Aug 15, 2017 1:03:36 PM

Kicking off our Employee Spotlight series, we’re proud to introduce you to Robbie Guess, a National Recruiter who joined our team over 3 years ago. Not only is Robbie well liked around Jackson, but Jackson Therapists have left over 30 five star reviews about him on the popular Allied Travel Careers website. In order to get to know Robbie a little better, we sat down and asked him some really important (and not so important) questions.

Describe a passion you have for the type of work that you do:

I really enjoy the fact that I get to help people out with their career goals and ambitions. Even if it’s just to visit a new place, the travelers seem to really enjoy our assistance and it’s gratifying to know that my work helps others with their lives.

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This Traveling Therapist tackled a 100-mile bike ride while on assignment in Alaska

Posted by Jackson Therapy Partners on Aug 7, 2017 10:33:03 AM

When therapists decide to become travelers, many of them do so purely for the adventure of it. One particular Jackson Therapist took her love for adventure one step further and challenged herself to complete a 100-mile bike trek across Alaska. Heather is a traveling Physical Therapist on assignment in Alaska who decided just exploring Alaska wasn't enough, she wanted to do more (while helping others). Read on to learn more about Heather and her amazing feat.

Making time for training

Heather has been a traveling therapist for the past three years.  When she got placed in Alaska, she was ecstatic since it was one of her top destinations she wanted to explore.

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Topics: Physical Therapy, Best Places to Travel, Traveler Profile

Top Foodie Cities for Travel Therapists

Posted by Kaitlyn Manighalam on Jul 10, 2017 7:02:00 AM

Travel therapists get the best of both worlds: They get a chance to work in a new city, while typically being only a few hours' drive away from home. Being away from the usual lunch hangouts and haunts can give you a chance to try something new. Farmers' markets are coming into swing now that the weather is warming up and restaurants are swinging open their patio doors. Not sure where to begin? Check out the list below for the best foodie cities:

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Topics: Best Places to Travel

Garden on the go as a traveling therapist

Posted by Jackson Therapy Partners on Jul 5, 2017 6:02:00 AM

The nicer spring and summer weather means you can relish spending time outside. You may even be motivated to - gasp! - finally pick up that gardening habit you've been meaning to get to ever since the latest episode of House Hunters. You would be doing your brain and body a service. According to Michigan State University, gardening can help clear your mind. Just like meditating, this can help you reduce stress by zoning out. It can also help you tone those triceps! And you even get food after all that effort. What could make you feel more accomplished?

But how are you supposed to keep a garden when you're constantly on the road? We've got you covered. Here are the top ways you can maintain a garden while working as a traveling therapist:

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Topics: Traveling Advice

Case Study: How a Travel PTA helped a patient walk again

Posted by Kaitlyn Manighalam on Jun 20, 2017 11:28:57 AM

Zach, a physical therapist's assistant currently on assignment in San Angelo, Texas, loves helping patients. When Zach first became a physical therapist's assistant in 2009, he began his career as a Traveling PTA. It gave him the opportunity to pursue his passion, while also offering more employment options with benefits and giving him the ability to see different parts of the country. He joined Jackson Therapy in 2016 after partnering with Katie his recruiter, and began assisting patients in Texas in a nursing facility.

In this facility, Zach focused on geriatric patients, which presented some challenges - as their age made it more difficult for them to progress past an injury.  Their slow progress can depress morale and cause patients to lose motivation. When they don't believe in themselves, they heal at a slower rate.

Building hope, one step at a time

When Zach was first paired with a military veteran and ex-sniper who was bound to a wheelchair, he immediately realized this patient felt completely defeated and didn't believe he could walk again. Other physical therapists had given up on this veteran, but Zach was willing to try again.

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Topics: Physical Therapy