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Physical Therapy Tops Survey List for One of U.S.’s Top Healthcare Jobs!

Author Travel Force Staffing | 01.22 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Therapy Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) consistently reports great employment figures for the healthcare sector. The career outlook for physical therapists is especially bright, and a recent study done by CareerCast, in conjunction with the BLS and Occupational Safety and Health Administration concurs. The best healthcare jobs in the U.S. boil down to 10 career fields expected to generate 5 million new jobs by 2022; one of these is physical therapy jobs!

Allied healthcare professionals working as PTs can expect to earn a median annual salary of $79,860 per year; the high income meets just one of several criteria used by CareerCast in their study. The hiring outlook, low stress work environment and travel opportunities for therapists also helped the profession achieve high ranking. Being in high demand also helps, and for physical therapists, it’s the U.S. states with high populations of seniors that help drive demand.

Here’s an interesting fact for traveling therapists practicing in states with a high population of seniors: according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than a quarter of a million Americans turn 65 each day! When you couple that with expanding insurance coverage under Obamacare, and new legislation in many U.S. states that let PTs see patients without a physician referral, you can’t help but appreciate that physical therapy jobs equate to high compensation and a secure future.

How secure? Physical therapists can expect a growth rate of 36% by 2022, the highest on CareerCast’s list. PTs are encouraged by the American Physical Therapy Association to seek the post-graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree after earning their bachelor’s; this degree of clinical training ensures that therapists are better equipped to work one-on-one with their patients and see dramatic health improvements along the way.

Interested therapists can see a complete list of the USNews Best Health Care Jobs, where the top slot went to pharmacists; however, the good news for all healthcare professionals is that these individuals will, according to the BLS, account for one in every 3 jobs created in the U.S. between now and 2022!

Travel Force Staffing Places Allied Healthcare Professionals in Exciting Locations, Where Their Expertise Remains In High Demand!

We contract with healthcare employers that top the list for America’s best rehabilitation hospitals; these employers are motivated to provide a low stress work environment, and other incentives to maintain retention levels and keep staff morale high! Call 800-617-0608 or apply online today to learn more about allied healthcare jobs in all 50 U.S. States. Our full-time employees enjoy a generous befits package that includes free private housing. You might also be eligible for a referral bonus! Take advantage of your amazing career outlook and contact a recruiter today!

2015 Exercise Trends for Physical Therapists and their Patients

Author Travel Force Staffing | 01.13 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Travel Therapist

For the past nine years, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has published the top 20 exercises trending in the upcoming year in its health and fitness journal. As in previous years, the 2015 survey, sent to over 28,000 fitness professionals, was comprised of 39 possible trends. This year’s survey shows that Pilates, Zumba and indoor cycling have declined in popularity. Body weight training claims the number one spot this year.

Many of the respondents to ACSM’s survey work as allied healthcare professionals in a clinical setting, or in hospital outreach programs provided by their healthcare employers. It behooves these therapists to take a look at what’s in and what’s out, in America’s gyms and exercise classes; they can use the survey results to better serve patients and their families, and justify investments in the customized physical therapy programs they are likely using with patients.

Body weight training’s ascent to the #1 spot has been an interesting climb. Last year, the top honor went to high-intensity interval training. Body weight training did not appear in the ACSM survey until 2013, when it was listed at #3. Physical therapists with a niche in sports medicine will want to take a comparative look at this year vs. last year’s fitness trends, to see which ones climbed, fell, or dropped off the list altogether.

Top 10 Trending Exercises for 2015

These are the top 10 (out of 20) most popular fitness trends for 2015; the rest included exercises such as outdoor activities, boot camp, wellness coaching and circuit training.

  1. Body weight training
  2. High intensity interval training
  3. Educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals
  4. Strength training
  5. Personal training
  6. Exercise and weight loss
  7. Yoga
  8. Fitness Programs for older adults
  9. Functional fitness
  10. Group personal training

Today’s Physical Therapists Are Trending Right Along with This Year’s Exercise Trends!

When physical therapists review the top fitness trends and exercise in 2015, they will be encouraged by a recurring theme here, one that can’t help but resonate in most physical therapy careers, an emphasis on fitness programs for seniors, health and wellness coaching and working one on one with patients. The top trends for 2015 are ideal for helping physical therapists develop “personalized prevention plans” in accordance with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Medicare patients’ annual wellness visits are 100% covered! Allied healthcare professionals who are interested in introducing some of this year’s trending exercises to patients can access the full text of the ACSM’s study by clicking on this link from their Health & Science Journal.

An Experienced Therapist Recruitment Agency Has a Grip on 2015’s Hottest Job Trends!

Travel Force Staffing Professionals have decades of experience placing allied healthcare workers in well-paying therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. States. Our candidates are the same brand of educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals that helped shape ACSM’s popular survey last year, this year and in years to come. Get in touch with one of our recruiters today for instant access to therapy jobs in America’s best rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient centers. Our benefits include free private housing in featured locations, and the chance to advance your therapist career into the six figures. Happy New Year, everyone!

New Physical Therapy Techniques That Greatly Help Our Veterans

Author Travel Force Staffing | 05.22 | Category Healthcare Industry Trends, Physical Therapy, Therapy Jobs, Travel Therapist

This Memorial Day, as healthcare professionals join the nation in recognizing veterans and those on active duty, it’s important to consider that for all patients—particularly Vets—mental anguish and physical pain are often connected. Some physical therapists are bridging this gap via use of targeted therapies that specifically address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Travel therapists in Florida will recognize the James A. Hailey Veterans Administration Hospital as a forerunner in treating PTSD. The facility, located in Tampa, recently celebrated its grand opening in April 2014. The rehab hospital is forging new concepts in allied healthcare for Vets, such as units categorized as “neighborhoods”, each with a military-inspired name. A few examples of different floors’ names in this facility include Duty, Patriot, Valor, Motivation, Bravery, Honor and not least of all, Courage! A personal memorabilia display and outward facing windows that emit restorative natural light, round out this new rehab hospital, identifying it as a first stop for Florida veterans in need of top notch care.

The therapies trending in VA hospitals are impacting physical therapy careers in many healthcare settings. For PTSD, some therapists are using a multi-disciplinary team approach, wherein the rehab team is made up of physical therapists, as well as mental health professionals. The team treats the condition as a “whole body disease” that affects patients on multiple levels.

This is part of a “**Habitual Therapy Technique”, gaining traction among patients with PTSD. The idea is to get the patient to do things over and over, so that he or she achieves “somatization of pain”. This technique supposedly helps the patient mentally deal with trauma by somatizing pain in different parts of the body; during treatment, and with targeted exercise prescribed by the physical therapist, the patient eventually gets past the physical pain: Endorphins kick in, the joints are lubricated and the patient enjoys a speedier recovery, thanks to the steady regimen of exercise enforced by the PT.

Goal List for Physical Therapists Treating Vets

This Memorial Day, strengthen your goals for patients who served or are serving in the military. These are just a few of the ways PTs can help Vets transition, more smoothly, from life in the hospital to life as a happy and healthy civilian.

  • Get them back on a regular physical workout schedule
  • Become more effective at diagnosing and picking up on the nuances of PTSD
  • Take the patient from a targeted exercise plan into painless full-body workouts
  • Familiarize yourself with tele-rehabilitation services that allow therapists to perform remote TBI evaluation and in-home monitoring
  • Work from the assumption that the body functions as a whole and symptoms in one area of the body may be related to a dysfunction occurring elsewhere

Travel Force Staffing Wishes Our Therapists and Everyone They Treat, a Safe and Happy Memorial Day!

At a premiere staffing agency, therapists work in America’s best rehabilitation hospitals; these include teaching hospitals similar to the James A. Haley VA, and other poly trauma centers. Call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online for therapy jobs that let you use state of the art technologies, like virtual reality and underwater treadmills. Be elemental in offering patients a return to the mobility and independence they once knew; it’s a great time to salute our allied healthcare professionals and the men and women in uniform they are helping to heal. Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

** Information on the Habitual Therapy Technique was taken from an article entitled: Physical therapists work to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among veterans.

What Physical Therapists and Their Patients Should Know About Treadmill Desking

Author Travel Force Staffing | 04.10 | Category Gadgets, Healthcare Industry Trends, Physical Therapy, Product Reviews, Therapy Jobs, Video

New medical documentation software allows allied healthcare professionals to sit in front of a computer and get a lot done; the downside to that is physical therapists experiencing, first-hand, what patients with sitting-induced neck and back pain go through. The treadmill desk is a trending solution for sedentary workers who wish to become more active ones, reaping the health benefits along the way.

The concept of the treadmill desk was born when **Dr. James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic, developed it as part of his work with non-exercise activity thermogenesis, constructing a “treadmill desk” by placing a bedside hospital tray over a simple treadmill. In 1996, Dr. Seth Roberts, a professor of psychology from UC Berkeley designed the first prototype of the 3 kinds of treadmill desks available today, which are:

  • A desk that is designed to cover a traditional treadmill (example: TrekDesk)
  • Treadmills designed to fit under a standing desk (example: The Rebel Crank-up Desk)
  • Desks fabricated by original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and are a treadmill with desk included (example: LifeSpan)

If You’re Thinking of Recommending Treadmill Desking to a Fellow Physical Therapist or Patient…

Patients expect their physical therapist to be up to date on the latest innovations in ergonomic workspaces, so it never hurts to study the different varieties of treadmill desks out there and recommend one that works for you.  A review of several treadmill desk brands was penned by a Michigan physical therapist who wrote this article that interested PTs can click on to get direct links to treadmill desks manufacturers; costs range widely from $400 to $4,000.

These are a few highlights, assurances and other important things to remember for those just starting out “treadmill desking”:

  • Users can burn an estimated 100-130 calories per hour at speeds slower than 2 miles per hour**
  • Treadmill desks require compliance with the same ergonomic safety standards recommended for any computer desk**
  • The recommended speed for walking on a treadmill while working at a computer is less than 2 miles per hour**
  • Beginners on the TrekDesk are advised to add no more than 15 minutes more walking each day initially.**

See what your work day on the move would be like via SparkPeople’s product review of the The LifeSpan TR1200-DT7 treadmill desk!

Stay Busy and Productive in Travel Therapy Jobs in All 50 U.S. States!

Travel Force Staffing has high paying therapy jobs in some of the most coveted tourist destinations in the nation. Our therapists stay active, thanks to flexible PT jobs that let them see and do a lot in travel therapy assignments lasting an average of 13 to 26 weeks, with more permanent jobs available. Being productive in your job without sitting all day sets a great example for patients—so keep moving whether you have a treadmill or not. Your mood, BMI and positive outlook on life are just waiting for your feet to catch up!

**Facts for this article were taken from and U.S. News and World Report’s article: Are Treadmill desks the cure for America’s sitting epidemic

Physical Therapy Knows No Bounds for U.S. War Veterans

Author Travel Force Staffing | 11.08 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Monthly Events, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs

Wishing Servicemen of Every Age and Stripe a Happy Veteran’s Day!     

Veteran’s Day is a time to thank our men and women in uniform; it’s also an important day for the allied healthcare professionals treating our wounded servicemen to reflect on changes in physical therapy and how it impacts patients. The wide range in veteran’s ages receiving care—approximately age 20 to 105—is a big factor in treatment and therapy solutions. Physical therapists must be prepared to create individualized therapy plans for wounds that are changing with the times, taking into consideration wounds incurred in wars that span both generations and continents.

For example, younger veterans, injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, present with orthopedic injuries outside of the usual short-term conditions physical therapists are used to seeing in servicemen; i.e., blast injurieswar veterans from things exploding around them, and trauma caused by carrying heavy packs across uneven desert terrains. As the war in the Middle East goes on, injured troops and veterans in need of rehab therapy continue to rise. PTs are treating more patients with multiple limb amputations; while this is standard for therapists who work with veterans of war, the average age of amputees is dropping. PTs are treating much younger Vets now.

The good news is, that therapists in places like Walter Reed (Washington D.C. therapists are familiar with this VA hospital) are known for their excellent care of both young and old amputees; they built an amputee ward based on a sports medicine model that is changing lives for the better. From the east coast to the west coast, therapists are assisting Veterans with everything from orthopedic injuries to traumatic brain injuries, treating both short-term and long-term problems with cutting edge expertise.

Allied Healthcare Objectives that Win the War on Injuries

California therapists at the VA hospital in Los Angeles are well known for their care of older amputees as a result of diabetes, vascular degeneration or old injuries from serving in Vietnam—but in using these objectives in therapy, they help much younger servicemen, too.

  • Maximize patients’ independence in performing daily tasks again via excellent occupational therapy
  • Improve ambulation through mobility training
  • Increase physical strength, endurance and coordination
  • Let patients define and set goals; then learn to trust the therapist in helping them achieve these goals

Therapists Across America Salute Their Patients! 

Allied health professionals in VA hospitals, and rehab centers across America take pride in providing comprehensive therapy; PTs, OTs and all healthcare professionals in therapy jobs are working with state of the art therapy techniques and prosthetic limbs—so that wounded war veterans of any age will benefit. These therapists are heartened by the fact that advances in body armor and helmet design are improving emergency medical care. It is now possible for servicemen to survive injuries from landmines, combat and IEDs; it’s also possible for severely injured vets, who once were thought to be wheelchair bound the rest of their lives, to walk out of rehab centers on their own two feet. Congrats to these Vets and their rehab team. May physical therapists show their thanks and patriotism to men and women in the military every day! God bless America, everyone!

Footnote: Information in this article was gleaned from the California Physical Therapy Association and from their related article: PRNews Wire

National Physical Therapy Month

Author Travel Force Staffing | 10.10 | Category Allied Healthcare, Locations, Monthly Events, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs

 This year’s theme lists the Top 10 Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers

If ever there was anything that needed to be shared among friends, patients and the medical community, it’s the benefits of physical therapy. For over 20 years now, the APTA has done just that, by getting another National Physical Therapy Month well underway this October. This year, the theme has been expanded to include The Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America. Celebrating seniors is such a good idea, considering they make up the largest base of patients in rehab. The APTA’s “Fit After 50 Program” is a great way to not only honor them, but help them keep up the good work.

Travel Force Staffing is proud to place allied healthcare professionals in America’s fittest cities for Baby Boomers. Ranked in order of the fittest, you’ll also find plenty of high paying therapy jobs in these lean and mean parts of the USA!Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

Top 10 Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers

  1. San Jose, California
  2. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  3. San Francisco, California
  4. Denver, Colorado
  5. Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. Seattle, Washington
  9. San Diego, California
  10. Raleigh, North Carolina

Move Forward in Your Therapy Careers This Month and Always!, the APTA inspired site that creates awareness during National Physical Therapy Month in October and the rest of the calendar year, provides resources for both practitioners of PT and the patients.  Just click the Fit After 50 link to access a wealth of resources on staying committed to exercise and reversing the signs of aging. Pass the wisdom on, and check in often with your #1 staffing agency for therapy jobs from coast to coast when you call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online today!

Physical Therapists Travel to Washington to Change Medicare Reimbursement for the Better

Author Travel Force Staffing | 08.22 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Here’s What Every Therapist Should Know

On July 22, 2013 physical therapists from across the United States, chosen by the APTA’s Private Practice Section lobbied Congress in Washington D.C.  They were tasked with the very important goal of discussing some of the current problems with Medicare reimbursement—issues that range from the Sustainable Growth Rate and its negative impact on payment rates, to therapy caps that limit patients’ access to the best possible care. At the end of the first ever “fly-in”, solutions to many problems affecting therapy jobs were reached.

As many already know, the current payment scheme makes it hard for physical therapists to earn reasonable reimbursements when they treat Medicare patients, who are perhaps the neediest group when it comes to allied health services. Because of the recession and economic hardship felt all around, Congress has called a moratorium on payment reductions every year—while this is great news for therapists who would otherwise see a 29% drop in payments from Medicare, many did not want to revisit the short-term fix again next year; they lobbied for change now.

A short list of the problems physical therapists have lobbied Congress to address and solve:PTs in Washington

  • Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR): The SGR is crippled by 1997’s Balanced Budget Act; physical therapists are lobbying to replace this dinosaur with the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 574). This bill would repeal and replace the SGR formula that determines Medicare payment rates, ensuring that therapists are paid fairly and commensurate with the current value of their services.
  • Medicare Therapy Cap: Another part of 1997’s Balanced Budget Act that negatively impacts therapists is the Medical Therapy Cap. PTs wish to replace this with the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (H.R. 713/S. 367), which would permanently repeal the arbitrary annual per-beneficiary cap for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. This bill would eliminate a lot of paperwork and frustration for therapists across the United States, and better yet give continuous and higher quality of care to their patients.
  • Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction: One of the goals of lobbying Congress was to stop this practice, wherein Congress uses inaccurate data to reduce payments to physical therapists and use the savings to patch the flawed SGR formula.
  • “Substitute therapists” policy: When physical therapists in private practice take a leave of absence, current government policies prevent them from hiring a qualified replacement. APTA’s private practice section has asked Congress to add physical therapists to the list of professionals allowed to bring qualified temporary substitute professionals when the practice owner needs to be away.
  • Medicare Opt Out: Because physical therapists are not presently permitted to opt-out of Medicare and treat these patients privately, PTs are lobbying Congress to be included in the list of professionals allowed to do so; they believe this option enables them to better serve their patients.
  • Curbing Fraud and Abuse: Part of the physical therapists’ lobby was in recommending cost saving measures for Congress, so that over-utilization of therapy services is no longer as prevalent.

Positive Change Happens When You Align your Talents with Like-minded Forces

Whether they work in private practices or for healthcare employers, therapists can all agree that high-quality, cost-effective physical therapy is something every patient deserves.  If you’re looking for therapy jobs that foster ideal relationships between therapists and patients, then Travel Force Staffing wants to know you; just call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online to connect with a consultant today. Positive changes are coming to the healthcare landscape, and we look forward to meeting dynamic, innovative and highly adaptable clients who embody all that and more. Talk to you soon!

**Information used in this article was taken from The Lund Report’s Story on Medicare Reimbursement and from this therapist’s story about the fly-in in The Post-Journal.   

Physical & Occupational Therapists in the Top 3 for Job Satisfaction

Author Travel Force Staffing | 07.31 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

Healthcare workers come in third nationwide as those most satisfied in their jobs following only engineering and finance professionals, according to a recent survey.

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and nurses are not only satisfied with their jobs but are also the top three healthcare professions most in demand across the country. And while healthcare employment demand is high in both urban and rural settings, it’s medical providers in the states of Texas, California, Illinois, and New York that are most actively recruiting for nursing, occupational and physical therapy jobs.

travel therapy jobs in demand

Therapy Professions in High Demand

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that from 2010 to 2020:

  • Physical therapist jobs will grow 39%
  • Occupational Therapist jobs will grow 33%
  • Respiratory Therapist jobs will grow by 28%
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs will grow by 41%

High-Paying Permanent, Per Diem, and Travel Therapy Jobs Available

Across the nation, therapists are joining a growing trend toward a more adventurist work/life balance and with higher pay and benefits.

If you’ve ever imagined of what it may be like to live and work in another part of country but were unsure how you could manage the move then travel therapy jobs may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

With positions available nationwide, we are able to selectively offer those assignments that meet your salary requirements as well as geographical desires…

  • You want to spend the winter months skiing in Colorado?
  • The beaches of Florida or California?
  • Or even the bustling cities of New York or Las Vegas?

…we can make it happen.

In addition, the Tax Advantage Plan increases take home pay for travel therapists who qualify for tax advantage benefits. Take home pay increases by as much as 15% for meals and incidentals. Travel therapists earn an average compensation of over $70,000 and with benefits, such as free housing and health insurance; total compensation can reach $100,000 per year.

Free Deluxe Private Housing Accommodations

Therapy jobs at Travel Force Staffing include safe, secure housing and apartments conveniently located to stores, restaurants and public transportation. We encourage therapists to travel with family, friends and pets. You tell us with whom you’re traveling and we’ll find you suitable housing.

Travel Force Staffing specializes in career opportunities for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied professionals. We make it easy to find high-Paying Permanent, Per Diem, and Travel Therapy Jobs in select specialties nationwide.

Contact us now online to find out how easy it is to land your dream job in the geographic area of your choosing. Or speak to a Travel Force representative toll-free at 800-617-0608.

Physical and Occupational Therapists among the Top Ten Jobs in the Nation

Author Travel Force Staffing | 07.02 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist

A recent study in the Washington Post*  has ranked the top 10 jobs in the United States for 2013. While many of the occupations have remained the same, some have shifted their position in this year’s ranking.

Occupational Therapists (OT) professionals hold the number 7 position in the 2012 ranking while Physical Therapists (PT) came in at number 9 based on a methodology based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Physical Therapist careers carry an average pay of over $76,000.00 annually while Occupational Therapists enjoy an average annual salary of over $72,000.00.

Physical Therapists

Physical therapy jobs are available nationwide on a permanent basis as well as travel and per diem assignments. Healthcare employers posting the greatest number of positions  include  rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, out-patient centers, and top rehabilitation hospitals around the country.

The highest earning packages include top pay and benefits for contract travel assignments; with free private housing or stipend, free health insurance, travel, 401k plan and more.

Occupational Therapists

As an Occupational Therapist, there are thousands of positions staffed in the USA each year and many are on a travel assignment basis. These assignments provide phenomenal benefits in a variety of locations where accommodations are provided along with free health insurance including dental and life.

Travel Force Staffing is one of the industry leaders in matching position openings for Occupational and Physical Therapists. All qualifications are considered intently to ensure that you are right for the position and location.

Our promise includes promoting your experience, strengths and preferences to the hiring managers and assures you of the highest pay possible. Travel Force Staffing brings you to the employer or employee of your choice.

Apply to Travel Force today to find that Occupational or Physical Therapist position that is waiting for you.  Call now at 800-617-0608 or apply online.

Physical and Occupational Therapists among the Top Ten Jobs in 2013

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Continuing Education for Physical Therapists can Boost Your Career Trajectory

Author Travel Force Staffing | 06.20 | Category Certifications, Healthcare Industry Trends, Ongoing Education, Physical Therapist Education, Physical Therapist Licensing, 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

There is no doubt that physical therapists provide a valuable and needed service to the general public. PTs provide healing treatments to patients recovering from injuries, accidents, medical ailments and surgeries. Specific goals may include working on the patient’s motor skills, flexibility, range of motion and overall physical health. Maintaining their own good health, Physical Therapists must be physically fit in their own right in order to assist their patients with standing, sitting and walking.

How You Can Stand Out from Your Peers

Continuing education programs are available to the more than 60,000 members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) of which less than 10 percent have taken advantage. Physical Therapists with improved clinical skills are recognized with Board-certified status and are exposed to a greater number of PT career opportunities and premium pay rates.

Travel Force Staffing offers free Continuing Education (CE) as part of our benefits’ package including online courses that allow PTs who are on assignment to test in real-time. While accruing continuing education credits, Physical Therapists can further their career by fulfilling state board requirements.

Areas of additional education and training include:physical therapist provide treatment to patient

  • CCS (Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Certified Specialist)
  • ECS (Clinical Electrophysiologic Certified Specialist)
  • GCS (Geriatric Certified Specialist)
  • NCS (Neurologic Certified Specialist)
  • OCS (Orthopaedic Certified Specialist)
  • PCS (Pediatric Certified Specialist)
  • SCS (Sports Certified Specialist)
  • WCS (Women’s Health Certified Specialist)

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) also offers continuing education in paediatrics, sports and women’s health. Certification in any of these fields usually yields an above average income when compared to non-certified physical therapists.

Physical Therapist Jobs

Travel Force Staffing professionals are highly trained in physical therapy recruitment and the positioning of both permanent and travel employment. We specialize in staffing Outpatient and Rehab Centers, skilled nursing facilities and the most renowned rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.

Travel Force assures you that every qualification is considered to ensure that you are placed in the right position and obtain the best pay possible. PTs are in demand nationwide and there are literally thousands of physical therapy job openings for travel and permanent positions.

Whether you are looking for a new physical therapy job or are a healthcare employer looking to fortify your workforce, Travel Force Staffing has the resources to help achieve your objective.  Contact us online now and find out how our therapy staffing services can benefit your organization. Or call us at 1-800-617-0608 to discuss your options with a Travel Force representative.