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Who are 'Allied' Professionals?

General, Industry News, Specialty Spotlight

A large portion of the healthcare workforce is classified as an allied professional, but even Healthcare leaders aren’t clear on the difference. According to the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASHAP), allied professionals are the health professions distinctly different from medicine and nursing. They further define allied professions as being “concerned with the identification, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases and disorders; provision of dietary nutrition services; rehabilitation services; and the management and operation of health systems.” To make it even easier, we’ve listed the healthcare professions that fall under Allied below:

Encouraging clients to #ChoosePT for pain management

Physical Therapy

Working as a Travel Physical therapist, you already know why physical therapy is so important for patients to manage their pain. Some of your patients may not see the benefits, however. Opioids or pain medications can appeal to patients as a “quick fix” for their pain, unlike physical therapy that requires more time and effort. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses killed more than 70,000 Americans in 2019 alone. Of these deaths, 70 percent of them involved prescription or illicit opioid use.  

Gearing up for adventure: National parks edition

Best Places to Travel

Being a traveling therapist or traveling allied professional can come with some serious perks. At the top of the list is your freedom to travel and explore the U.S. Maybe there’s a state you always wanted to explore? Maybe you’ve always wanted to follow Lewis and Clark’s footsteps? Or, hike the Appalachian trail? Take advantage of a traveling career and gain access to some of the most beautiful landscapes America has to offer. Here are four gorgeous national parks that our travelers have visited and loved: Glacier National Park Located in northern Montana, this protected land is known as the Crown of the Continent. Canada might think differently, but it’s hard to deny Glacier National Park’s natural beauty. Apart from breathtaking mountains and tranquil lakes and rivers, Glacier National Park features some of the best archaeology anywhere in the U.S. While you may not find many dinosaur bones, Glacier National

Here’s the Free Stuff You Can Get, Right Now

Industry News

As a #HealthcareHero, take advantage of giveaways, discounts and preferential treatment at businesses nationwide. Here’s your comprehensive list! Free Fitness & Mental Health Down Dog: To keep your physical and mental health strong, Down Dog is offering all of its apps – Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – completely free for nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals through July 1. Fill out the form on the link to take advantage of this offer. Francie Perkins Coaching: With a background in healthcare and helping women through crisis, Francie Perkins Coaching is committed to helping healthcare providers get through their shifts in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Frontline nurses, radiology techs, and respiratory therapists can receive a free 30 minute life coaching session by emailing covid@francieperkins.com with a photo of your medical badge or ID. Headspace: To take care of your mental health right now, Headspace is offering its meditation app to anyone working

Summer’s coming.. have you thought about cave diving?

Best Places to Travel

Out of all of the excursions you can go on as a traveling therapist, cave diving is one of the most thrilling and exciting options. Described as an unbelievable adventure by Dive In, cave diving offers a unique glimpse at natural beauty that you’ll never forget: “Exploring the underground world is an indescribable feeling; leaving a narrow part of a cave decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, which then opens up into a huge chamber will take your breath away.” With as breathtaking and incredible as cave diving can be, it’s a challenging opportunity that can not be taken lightly in terms of safety. There are various steps you need to take to ensure your own well-being. Before diving into an unforgettable adventure, consider the following safety tips: 1. Go through the training process prior to cave diving You might be confident in your ability to dive, but don’t trust your