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Physical Therapists can Safely Cycle into the Summer with Tips for Proper Bike Fit

Author Travel Force Staffing | 06.06 | Category Allied Healthcare, How to Tips, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy

It never hurts to review the basics, especially when they can help patients who bike learn to prevent pain and injury, increase efficiency and eliminate discomfort. For PTs who work in physical therapy jobs that emphasize sports medicine, it’s part of the daily routine to help patients identify functional goals, i.e. endurance OR speed and performance.

Posture tips for making the most out of every bicycling work-out include these three basics: 1) Changing hand position on handlebars frequently 2) Maintaining a controlled but relaxed grip on the handlebars and 3) Understanding the importance of back strength.

These fundamentals from the APTA can help with proper bike fit:

  • Trunk positioning is a crucial part of proper bike fit. The recreational rider’s trunk should be positioned **40 to 80 degrees from horizontal; the shoulder angle between 80 and 90 degrees.
  • Knee to Pedal positioning is ideal when it is **as close to 35 degrees as possible. This will ensure better function, with less stress to the knee. For the recreational biker, knee to pedal angle should be 35 to 40 degrees; for the road cyclist, therapists recommend an angle of **30 to 35 degrees.road cyclist
  • Foot to Pedal positioning should ensure that **the ball of the foot is placed over the pedal spindle for the best leverage, comfort, and efficiency; a stiff-soled shoe is best for comfort and performance. The optimal goal of revolutions per minute when peddling is between **80 and 90.
  • Handlebar positioning **affects hand, shoulder, neck, and back comfort. The higher the handlebars, the more weight will be placed on the saddle. Taller cyclists should have lower handlebars in relation to the height of the seat. Road cyclists should position their hands approximately 2 centimeters wider than the shoulders for optimal peddling, efficiency and aerodynamics.
  • Seat positioning can make or break proper bike fit. **If you are sliding too far forward, that means too much weight is being placed on your hands, arms, and lower back. If the seat is tilted backwards then you may place undue strain on your lower back. The seat should also be a comfortable distance from the handlebars. If it is too close then extra weight will be placed on the mid-back and arms; too far away and extra strain will be placed on the lower back and neck.

Therapists Can Help Outfit the Bike and Cyclist: Helmets should feature tight traps to prevent slipping and bear the marking of “Snell Certified” or “Meets ANS12904 standard”. A white light on the front of the bike, red reflector or light on rear, and orange flag fastened to the back of your bike increases visibility. Softer handlebar tape and shock absorbers for the seat post and front fork are also worth inquiring about at the local bike shop!

The Right Healthcare Staffing Agency Will Ensure that You Work in An Ideal Healthcare Setting!

Travel Force Staffing places our allied healthcare team in top paying therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. states. Our therapists work in diverse settings—from prestigious teaching hospitals and award winning rehab centers to outpatient clinics with sterling reputations; many of our clients are noted on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals List. Don’t stop with ensuring proper bike fit—make sure your allied healthcare career is a perfect fit as well by calling 1-800-617-0608 or applying online today!

**Information for this article was taken from APTA’s online brochure, Bike Right, Bike Fit and APTA- PTs Offer Tips for Proper Bike Fit

Attention Therapists: Here are 5 Smart Phone Apps That Help You Track the Weather during Hurricane Season

Author Travel Force Staffing | 05.23 | Category Allied Healthcare, How to Tips, iPad Apps, Physical Therapy, Product Reviews, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Chances are every healthcare professional has a smartphone with a variety of useful apps. Why not take advantage of these—especially the free ones offered for Andriods and iPads—and stay well informed about approaching storms? Whether it’s a mild tropical disturbance or a category four hurricane, therapists in all 50 U.S. states need to be prepared!

During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 26th through June 1st, therapists in the most vulnerable travel therapist states should take these apps into account.

  • The Weather Channel: This is the most well recognized resource. It’s also a free app for just about all smartphones. It’s like having the weather channel on, but in your pocket. The app gives hourly updates—not onlyhurricane tips weather app tracking the storm, but predicting what it will do next. The app also color codes regions most important to you by threat level.
  • WeatherBug provides up-to-the-minute forecasts and alerts, plus Doppler views of the storm. For those in Florida therapy jobs, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, this app is terrific. It’s a nominal $1.99 fee for both iPad and Android users, and is ad free!
  • Hurricane Tracker includes updates from the National Hurricane Center, tropical wave data, threat-level maps, audio and video news updates, plus push alerts for your mobile devices. Android and iPad users can also check out a similar app called Hurricane Software that is free.
  • Sun Sentinel Sources for Florida Therapists: Since hurricanes tend to dominate the south Florida region, it makes sense to consult the South Florida Sun Sentinel News, Hurricane Headquarters and Ken Kaye’s Storm Center during the approach of any storm.
  • Florida Radars HD: This app is 99 cents and for the iPad only. It tracks radar views from eight different areas across the state for up-to-the-minute information on building or approaching storm systems. You can modify the app so the default screen covers South or Central Florida.

Stay Well Connected in Your Travel Therapy Job by Treating Your Phone Right during the Storm  

What good are smartphone apps if your phone is damaged, or not charged on a regular basis during the approach of a storm? Therapists are encouraged to keep their phones safe, dry and in mint condition, whether they are at the hospital, in the process or evacuating or waiting out the storm in safe physical therapist housing accommodations. The best and first thing to do is program emergency numbers into your phone RIGHT NOW if you haven’t done so already. Make sure you print the list, so you don’t have to waste precious power looking numbers up when you need them. It’s also a good idea to save important websites to your phone’s browser.

Keep your cell phone dry by keeping it, and all its accessories, in a Ziplock bag. Remember, too, to conserve battery power by texting rather than talking; your text message is likely to be better understood than your voice during emergency weather. And last but not least, create a family communication plan. Designate a central contact, who can alert your loved ones that you are safe. Travel Force Staffing consultants hope you stay in touch in the event of a storm, and contact them for 24/7 round the clock client service. Hurricane season lasts from June through November, but your consultants are here for you, year round when you call 1-800-617-0608. Get more information on evacuation maps and shelters, should you need it. Keep safe, friends!


The following links will connect travel therapists with the smartphone apps discussed in this article: WeatherBug;

The Weather Channel;

South Florida Sun Sentinel News;

Ken Kaye’s Storm Center and

Hurricane Headquarters. Other app links include

Hurricane Tracker and

Florida Radars HD.

Treating Occupational and Physical Therapy Patients with Aquatic Therapy

Author Travel Force Staffing | 04.02 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, How to Tips, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Occupational and physical therapists have been using water as a means to rehabilitate the human body for centuries. Water provides a means of non-impact resistance that is ideal for rehabilitating musculoskeletal disorders.

A recent study by the University of Wisconsin shows that hydrotherapy is beneficial for improving flexibility, sleep patterns and can relieve joint and muscle pain in adults that have a history of orthopedic discomfort. Proponents claim an increase in blood flow along with an improved flow of cellular breakdown byproducts to the lymphatic system for disposal.

A number of physical and occupational therapy techniques that have been developed are based on the buoyancy and resistant properties of water. Body weight is decreased while in the water and reduces stress on affected areas such as injured joints or muscles. It also is a resting place for muscles that would otherwise be used to support the body on land thereby relieving burden on the spine.

Stimulates Blood Circulation

Water temperature and pressure can be modulated in order to stimulate blood circulation to the injured area bringing fresh oxygenunderwater therapy and nutrients to engage the healing process. Hydrotherapy, as employed by physical and occupational therapists, now involve the use of mineral baths, underwater massage, water jets, whirlpool baths, hot tubs, and cold immersion or cryotherapy depending on the type of injury.

Additionally, most aquatic therapy pools in hospital and rehab center settings have hoists for lifting patients in and out of the pool, as well as walking bars and specially designed handles for those who have difficulty or who find it painful to move around without added assistance.

As aquatic therapy has developed, physical appliances have evolved to enhance the rehabilitation process. Therapy pools can be equipped with aids such as underwater treadmills, therapy jets, movable floors for depth variations along with hydro massage and underwater cameras. There are a number of accessories available to assist with the program including flotation devices, kickboards, barbells and webbed gloves.

Occupational and physical therapists can utilize aquatic therapy to treat musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders in order to reduce pain and muscle spasm as well as increase range of motion, strengthen weakened muscles, induce blood circulation, improve balance and coordination, and re-educate paralyzed muscles.

Travel Force Staffing provides travel, temporary, and permanent staffing services to Outpatient Centers, Rehab Centers, skilled nursing facilities, and top rehabilitation hospitals nationwide. Specialty positions include Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied health professionals.



Occupational Therapists Can Play Pivotal Role in Sport Wheelchair Assessments

Author Travel Force Staffing | 03.25 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, How to Tips, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist, Video, Videos

Studies have provided empirical data that physical exercise, sports, and recreation are important components of a healthy lifestyle. And that rings especially true for those who use wheelchairs in their daily lives. Sport wheelchairs have made tremendous advances over the years and the technology and materials used in these personal vehicles have enhanced the wheelchair athlete’s ability and comfort in their sports participation.

Occupational therapists can play a pivotal role in selecting a suitable sports wheelchair that fits the user’s unique characteristics.

Fit, Performance, and Comfort

Occupational therapists and their patients have never had so many choices to consider when custom designing the optimum unit for their chosen sport. Whether the preference is basketball, tennis or even extreme sports, each athlete’s sport wheelchair can be custom made for efficiency and durability.

The use of titanium or aluminum in the composition of the frame offers a more mobile and versatile manoeuvrability. Built in shock absorbers reduce the impact on the body.

Special tires and tread configurations reduce the wear experienced on more standard wheelchair tires as well as increase speed, traction and mobility.

Video about Cory Yeung in his new Q7  sports wheelchair and hear what he has to say about his chair and his life.


The customization of the chair encompasses many factors to ensure the best fit and maximum performance. It starts with chair and body measurements, rollability including the proper tires for the sport, upholstery, frame configuration and ease of use.

Construction of the frame for lasting durability is based on the user’s center of gravity.  Wheels and casters are fitted strategically for greater mobility.  Alignment of the chair and proper axle adjustment are equally important to ensure accuracy of the intended action.  Rear non-tip wheels are installed based on the exertion of the desired sport.

There are many sports for mobility challenged athletes to participate in with confidence and reliability.  Rugby, racing, hockey and football are a few of the more popular choices.  Each chair can be configured to any sport or a generic chair may be best for the athlete that participates in multiple sports.

Assessments and Accessibility

Occupational Therapists can complete a sports wheelchair assessment including the size and shape of the patient, functional abilities, home and work environment, single- or multi-sport, indoor or outdoor recreation, and the need for special components such as head and backrests, extra padding, footrests, or wheel size and maneuverability. Occupational therapists can assist wheelchair athletes choose a chair that provides maneuverability and, more importantly, comfort.

In addition to the wheelchair assessments, occupational therapists can offer their expertise to making adjustments in the home to accommodate the sports wheelchair user. Accessibility issues such as ramps, storage, and transporting the wheelchair to events and games are some of the areas occupational therapists can advise their patients.

Wheelchair Accessible Home Video


Travel Force Staffing provides travel, temporary, and permanent staffing services to Outpatient Centers, Rehab Centers, skilled nursing facilities, and top rehabilitation hospitals nationwide. Specialty positions include Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied health professionals.

What Physical Therapists Can Do to Sharpen Their Skills

Author Travel Force Staffing | 03.18 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Healthcare Industry Trends, How to Tips, How To's, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Travel physical therapy jobs

Tips for Physical Therapist Career

In the world of physical therapy, PTs are treating more patients with unique and highly specific needs, creating a demand for therapists specialized in certain areas. The reason for the shift in patient groups has to do with more than Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, living longer and becoming more active. The Affordable Healthcare Act is bringing a much higher volume of patients into the fold; these include patients who emigrated to the U.S., as well as those who may have needed physical therapy in the past, and are finally able to access it. Physical therapists are well advised to continue education and training throughout their careers. Click the link to read more about the Top 8 physical therapy certifications!

Physical therapists are now seeing more patients with heart disease and pulmonary issues; in spite of this, patient recovery periods are getting faster. These are some of the reasons cited for the change:

  • Early mobilization, including ICU patients who are encouraged to get up and moving
  • New technologies in conjunction with therapy
  • Educating patients about health and wellness topics that help prevent illness.

Changes in Physical Therapy Are Benefiting More People and Calling for More PTs!

Providing physical therapy to patients at the earliest date possible creates better long-term clinical outcomes.  Once a patient is receiving out-patient care, new challenges come to light, like pain management. PTs with experience using Manual Therapy Techniques (MTT) for the following illnesses are in high demand:

  • MTT for patients with lymphedema. Therapists who know how to do manual lymphatic drainage ease patients’ swelling, pain and improve their mobility
  • MTT for patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Some patients with BPPV manage to resolve their dizzy spells after 1 or 2 sessions with a therapist trained in this specialty.

Travel Force Staffing: Keeping Pace with Changes and Writing Happy Endings to Job Searches

To make a long story short, one urban city may have an average of 350 licensed physical therapists, with a  need for 50 more than that to meet the needs of patients in that community. With this in mind, recent graduates from accredited physical therapy schools will want to pursue specialized training in fields of therapy that are popular among growing patient groups. An experienced staffing agency can help in the placement of allied healthcare professionals, destined to fill these therapy jobs—part of the 20 fastest growing occupations! Call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online, where consultants are standing by to help review your training and licensing and ensure it’s up to date. There is a predicted shortage of 41,000 physical therapists by 2020 and you need to be ready!

Footnote: Some of the statistics and information that appeared in this post were taken from the following articles: The New Face of Physical Therapy and With aging, active clientele, physical therapists in demand

It’s a New Year for Physical Therapists and Their Patients

Author Travel Force Staffing | 12.13 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Happy New Year, How to Tips, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Physical therapists are uniquely positioned to help their patients achieve their New Year’s resolutions, like weight loss and positive gains in strength and flexibility. Whether you make your own resolutions or focus more on helping patients do so, this is an excellent opportunity for PTs to set and meet professional and personal standards that help them live up to their healthy career goals in the new year.

Physical Therapists Take Part in Patient’s New Year’s Resolution Goals

The following are a few tips to help make 2013 healthier and pain-free for everyone you meet in rehab jobs and everyday life.

  • Be S.M.A.R.T: Specific, Motivational, Attainable, Relevant, Timely: It’s a key performance indicator that project managers have used for decades. Everyone with a goal needs to set a definitive time-line for positive changes by certain dates. Goals should be easy to measure. Going in, you need to ask yourself if you have the right attitude and skills to get the job done; if not, tweak your New Year’s resolution!
  • Go Easy on Yourself: Who says you have to create new resolutions? Maybe 2013 should be about focusing on goals you set in the past. New or old, 2 New Year’s resolutions are plenty to get started—especially if they are physical therapy initiatives. Resist the urge to say you’re going to do something all 365 days, and set goals by the week or month to make it easier.
  • Create 3 and 5 year goals, as well as annual goals: Where do you see yourself in the next few years? By setting the biggest goals further out, you can better evaluate your therapy career and put a more definitive point on how far you want to get in continuing education, specializations and where you want to go in permanent and travel therapist careers.
  • Lead by Example: As a physical therapist, you know that following the right techniques in lifting heavy objects is of paramount importance; so is a strong back, breathing awareness and getting up from your desk to stretch several times a day. When you’re advising your patients in this way, remember to do the same; practice postural awareness and stand up straight this year!

Join Travel Force Staffing, and Achieve Your Personal Best in 2013

We hope every member of our allied healthcare team takes the time to congratulate themselves for all the achievements of last year as we prepare to embark on a new one. We wish you the best of luck in making positive things happen in your therapy jobs and in your personal lives. Here’s to wishing you peace on earth as our goals and commitments to patients dovetail into the highest quality of care. Apply online or call 1-800-617-0608 today to make 2013 a banner year with high pay, generous benefits and therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. States. Happy New Year everyone!

Physical Therapists Who Go for the Gold

Author Travel Force Staffing | 08.07 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, How to Tips, How To's, Physical Therapy, The Joint Commission Certification, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist, Video

Information on how to join an Olympics host medical team

If you’re a physical therapist looking to join the who’s who in sports physical therapy, a position on the host medical team in the 2016 Olympics may be as golden an opportunity as they come. This year, 2012, the world watched and still watching athletes compete in London, and while that means the next summer Olympics is four years away, it also means the clock is ticking for therapists and doctors interested in joining the medical host team in Rio de Janeiro next go around. All the openings and job profiles are disclosed by the Organizing Committee in the Opportunities section of To register, send a CV to the electronic address indicated for each opening on Rio2016 Organizing Committee

If your profile does not match the requirements of any of the openings, you should wait for the announcement of other opportunities. Candidates will go through a process of selection conducted by Rio 2016. In the meantime, interested therapists should follow the Rio 2016 blog, updates on their Facebook page, and glean information from professionals in their fields who have done this kind of thing before, like New Jersey PT, Edison Au featured in this YouTube video.

An American PT talks about his experience about being selected as part of the core medical host team for the last winter games, watch video below.

physical therapist at Olympic team

As confirmed during Edison Au’s news interview, it takes two years to complete the application process, as well as time networking in systems that work with high performance athletes. Working in an Olympics host medical team also entails:

  • Proving that medical services can be nicely coordinated in every country, for a variety of patients with different cultural backgrounds.
  • Working amongst more than a dozen other therapists and doctors, and assisting visiting medical teams with routine therapy, emergency and trauma.
  • The ability to provide physical therapy services at both practice sessions and competitions.
  • An understanding that Olympians have a very small window to recover from injury, and must be helped immediately if they are to compete

If you’re a sports loving therapist with the background to prove it, like to work and travel abroad these are the starting steps you need to take to get started on your goal to be part of the Olympics medical team for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Seek professional recommendations, specifically written about your potential as an Olympics medical host
  • Submit to background and security checks on the organizing committee page of the Rio2016 website, linked to here.
  • Have a game plan for how your full-time patients will thrive in your absence; PTs volunteer their services for at least 2 weeks.
  • Learn a little Portuguese; the Rio2016 Olympic Games site has plenty of links to get you well on your way!

Travel Force Staffing Has the Golden Touch

Travel Force has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and specializes in placing talented therapists in the best rehab hospitals across America. Our recruiting experts are serious when it comes to finding the best career option(s) and placements for our allied professionals. For Physical Therapists with an outdoor lifestyle desire, like the natural beauty found in Rio or place like it— beautiful forests, beaches, and mountains—these are the things that therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. States have to offer.

Apply online or call 1-800-617-0608 for more information about high paying physical therapy jobs, great benefits, free private housing, and more. Our recruiters are standing by to help you achieve your personal best!

Related Blog: Physical Therapists Join the Olympic Team

Footnote: Just for the sports physical therapists’ and Olympics enthusiasts FYI: At Games time, a workforce of 4,000 people will have been hired by the Organizing Committee, plus 70,0000 volunteers and 35,00 collaborators working for contractors. You can get a direct link to who provided sports medicine at the 2012 games.

A Quick Education on Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Author Travel Force Staffing | 07.30 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Healthcare Industry Trends, How to Tips, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers

EMR for Physical Therapists

Electronic Medical Records, or EMR, is an integral part patient care reflecting both the needs and specialties of the physical therapists on staff. How do healthcare employers choose the EMR system that will fit their needs? Learn the tips here on what to look for in an EMR system should you wish to start or join a private physical therapy center in the future.

5 Essential Tips for Choosing an EMR that Keeps a Physical Therapy Job Humming

  1. Tip #1: Look beyond the one-size fits all solution; your office will thrive with a system that is tailored specifically to patient and therapist needs.
  2. Tip#2: Keep costs low by shopping around for a free or affordable EMR that doesn’t bind with annual contracts or monthly fees. Experts recommend In Touch EMR, released by Ritika Gulrajani, PT, DPT.
  3. Tip #3: Make sure it’s easy to use: Look for an interface that members of the rehab team can use intuitively, avoiding a big learning curve that detracts from quality time with patients.
  4. Tip #4: Ask yourself what and how much an EMR should do: What do you hope to accomplish in your physical therapy job? It may surprise you to know that the right office software not only helps you attain these goals, but conceive of them too.
  5. Tip #5: Prioritize tech support: When special features can enhance your EMR, you need to know. Look for a system that provides vendors, support and upgrades.

PTs with a keen interest in health care technology, physical therapy career choices and the option of a private practice can get the full scoop from this article about finding the best EMR. They can also review a checklist of critical things to consider (before adopting an EMR) by clicking this EMR news link.

Share Your High Tech Stories Here

If your physical therapy job has been positively or even adversely affected by the electronic medical records adopted by your healthcare employer, we want to know and hope you’ll leave your comments here. Contact us today for instant access to cutting edge recruitment technology, therapy career resources, news, and information.

Travel Force Staffing™ provides recruitment solutions for America’s top rated rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient and Rehab centers, skilled nursing facilities, and private therapy practices located in all 50 U.S. states. Our experienced team of staffing experts place physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, per diem staff and other allied healthcare professionals into therapy careers nationwide.

Why does finding the right therapy jobs require an agency?

Author Travel Force Staffing | 02.28 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, How to Tips, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Job Questions, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Occupational therapists, Physical therapists and Speech Language Pathologists – We’ve got jobs news for you!

Therapy Jobs Search – WHY A RECRUITER?

Whether you’re already practicing or just out of school, a therapy job recruiting agency can help you better land a job that suits your personal and professional needs. Though at first many go it alone and conduct their own therapy jobs search, a recruiter can open doors to opportunities you might not otherwise consider. If you always wanted to visit California, Florida, Texas, Arizona or other exciting U.S. destinations, then maybe you should consider a therapy job there. A recruiter can make that happen!

See New Places/Meet New People

Some therapists aren’t sure where they want to work, but they are sure they want a change. Some are looking for a lifestyle change, others simply want to work somewhere else. An experienced therapy jobs recruiter can help you relocate, find you FREE housing and a job in a facility that suits your professional goals. Moreover, travel therapy helps you network professionally and can boost your social life!

Therapist Pay and Benefits

By negotiating your contract with a healthcare employer you risk missing out on 20 percent higher pay, free housing and free health insurance.

On the other hand, travel therapy job recruiters already know where the high salary positions are and can make recommendations based on your qualifications and lifestyle needs. A travel jobs agency can get you $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 more than you can get on your own.  Many will also pay for your housing. Keep in mind that utilizing the skills and national footprint of a therapy staffing company costs you nothing.

Jobs Search Time

Think about how much time it takes looking for a therapist job: filling out applications, emailing resumes and posting qualifications on jobs boards hoping you get a call. This type of PT, OT or SLP therapy jobs search could take weeks – sometimes months – and still you might not land a job.

On the other hand, a well-established therapy recruitment agency already has completed a grassroots job search for the position you’re looking for and has postings ready to fill. Moreover, recruiters already have established relationships with decision makers. They know who to call and when, and are highly-trained to market your abilities as a professional therapist.

Therapy Recruitment Agency Resources

Ask yourself how many healthcare employers you can put your resume before in one day? Then tell yourself how many days or weeks it may take for an employer to view your resume, pass it on to Human Resources and give you a call. Even then, you still need to find out about working conditions, leadership, reputation, amenities around the hospital, and benefits. Then you need to be sure of contractual obligations required by you and your potential employer. How prepared are you to do this?

On the other hand, therapist job recruiters know about working environments, lifestyle amenities, contracts, insurance, payroll and housing. In fact, they’re highly-trained to find you a job fast – it’s what they do every day. Because recruiters are familiar with facilities and locations, they can help you settle in to therapy jobs quickly, point you in the direction of ‘things to do’ and are committed to helping you in any way they can for the duration of your assignment.

“As soon as you’re qualified by Travel Force, we begin searching our national database of therapy jobs and work on getting you interviews at hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehab centers, home health or wherever you want to work,” said Recruitment VP, Mary Kay Hull, for Travel Force Staffing Professionals.

Travel Force Staffing has relationships with top healthcare employers across the U.S. Call us at 800-617-0608 or apply online today. No commitment required, just the desire for qualified therapists to find the best therapy jobs first.

Related page: Travel Therapy Jobs Guide

Sports Physical Therapy in High Demand

Author Travel Force Staffing | 10.14 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, How to Tips, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Video, Videos

Spotlight on Graduates

From college and professional athletes to kid’s sports injuries, baby boomers and seniors staying fit, the demand for sports therapists is off the chain.

How close are you to jobs in Sports Therapy?

The number one ‘Best Thing!’ about having a Masters in Physical Therapy is after years of late night studying, tests, clinicals and boards, you finally get to practice. The number two best thing is your Masters paves the way for your doctorate – or maybe first a career in sport physical therapy.

Every time you see an NFL quarterback sacked or a college ‘b-baller’ hit the floor hard, somewhere a sports therapist secretly says: “Yes, more work for me!” Naturally you sense exaggeration here as we all know compassion is vital to the art. Nevertheless facts are facts. Whenever an athlete gets hurt playing sports; a physical therapist likely plays a role in healing.

“Jobs in sports physical therapy are challenging and rewarding,” said Dennis Grandic, PT, MBA, Business Account Manager for Physical therapy staffing agency Travel Force Staffing. “They’re ideal positions for PT graduates in search of job satisfaction, career stability, and great pay.”

Sports Physical Therapy Jobs Working with Children

About 38 million teens play organized sports in the U.S. each year. Of these, an average 3.5 million get hurt – sprains, strains, head, spine, neck and back – plenty of jobs in sports therapy here.

Think football leads the pack in promoting adolescent sports injuries? Guess again. Bicycling is number one with 275,000 yearly mishaps. Basketball follows second with 200,000 and football third with 194,000. Injuries on the trampoline, playing soccer and skateboarding rank four, five and six respectively.[1]

Sport Therapists for Adults

Fueling demand for sports physical therapy are millions of ‘just retired’ Americans exercising regularly. Alongside them are seniors living longer and being more active while doing it. This beckons the story of 105-year-old Isabel “Billie” Smith in Margate Florida who said the only reason she gave up swimming at the age of 99 was because of a hip injury. “I do miss it though,” she said.

The centurion maintains mobility through exercise classes with a licensed sports therapist.

What’s the Jobs Outlook for Sports Physical Therapy?

Sport therapy is expected to grow more than 27 percent through to 2018. Salaries are high and range around the $80,000 mark. The average yearly salary in 2009 was $74,000 and sports therapists working for professional sports teams commonly earned well over $100,000.

Physical Therapy Jobs on the Rise in the Wake of Recession

The demand for physical therapy jobs is increasing sharply. Factors include an aging population, shorter hospital stays, the shift to ambulatory care and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Indirectly, the rise in life expectancy makes interventions in physical therapy even more relevant, since physical therapists improve the quality of life of the elderly for an increasing proportion of their life.

Want to learn more about careers in physical therapy, sport therapy or other allied health jobs? Looking for a permanent position, a travel therapy job or to practice in a skilled nursing facility or outpatient rehabilitation center? Call Travel Force at 800-617-0608 or apply online today!

Related Blog:

National Physical Therapy Month – sports injury prevention throughout our lifespan.

[1] National SAFE KIDs campaign.