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2018 physical therapy compact privilege updates

Physical Therapy

Let’s refresh on what a compact privilege is, get an update on participating states and  benefits of having compact privilege: What is a compact privilege? According to the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy, compact privilege is the ability to work in compact member state other than the one you reside in. To have compact privilege, a physical therapist must have a license in his or her home state and have no disciplinary action against the license for at least two years, among other criteria. Once the licensed physical therapist receives compact privilege, he or she is eligible to begin practicing in the other compact states. What are the participating states? According to PT Compact (at the time of this article),  Oregon, North Dakota, Missouri, Mississippi, Utah and Tennessee are currently issuing compact privileges and are considered PT Compact Member States. In Pennsylvania, PT Compact legislation has been introduced. The following states […]

7 hacks to make packing and unpacking easier for travel therapists

Traveling Advice

Moving once a year can be frustrating, but traveling therapists often go through the moving process every 13 weeks. Having to pack and unpack your life every three months or so can be a challenging part of working as a travel therapist. Luckily, there are many hacks that can make packing and unpacking faster and easier. Check these out next time you move for an assignment: 1. Make a master moving checklist Lists are your best friend when it comes to managing a move – they corral lots of important information so it’s not all bouncing around your head! Have a master moving checklist that contains everything you need to do to carry out your move successfully, from renting a moving truck to having your mail forwarded.

Enjoy #SharkWeek every week in these states as a Traveling Therapist

Best Places to Travel, General Physical Therapy

We thought Shark Week was the perfect time to highlight the states across the U.S. where Shark viewing is at its finest. If you’ve ever wanted to get closer to this incredible animal, consider a travel contract in one of the following states where an exciting shark adventure is waiting for you. Rhode Island If you want to dive with with these great fish, Rhode Island is actually a great place to live and experience this adventure. Joe Rameiro, a Shark Week cinematographer, told USA Today that both mako sharks and blue sharks pass through the waters off of New England during summer and fall. He reported that it’s one of the few locations in the world that divers can encounter these types. California It’s not uncommon for popular beaches to be closed due to sightings of large sharks close to shore in the southern part of the state. San […]

Once-in-a-lifetime must-do adventures: Overnight kayaking in the Keys

Best Places to Travel

If you’re a travel therapist working in Florida who’s craving some adventure, kayaking the Keys overnight will deliver. Kayaking is already a popular pastime in the Keys, but paddling after dark turns the experience into an unforgettably magical experience. A tropical twilight journey  The Florida Keys are made up of 1,700 islands that are surprisingly easy – and quick – to reach via kayak. As Captain Tom Ashley, who works for the Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, told The New York Times, “Out here, you can see water in five different shades of blue. But often the only way to reach that water is in a kayak.”