Reflections on My First Three Years Working as a Physical Therapist

A Look Back in Time In some respects it feels like my physical therapy school graduation was very recent, while in other ways it feels like it was a lifetime ago. While in school, I always looked at graduation as the finish line, with little thought about what life afterward would look like. After putting … Continue reading Reflections on My First Three Years Working as a Physical Therapist

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Is a DPT Degree Worth it?

If you've been following this blog for any length of time, then you know that I've written in depth about how I've been able to leverage my career as a physical therapist to achieve financial independence rapidly. I've written about how it's possible to make a full time salary while only working half of the … Continue reading Is a DPT Degree Worth it?

A Case for Travel Therapy as a New Grad: The Power of Compounding Interest

Travel Therapy and Improving Your Finances Hello again. If you've read any of my posts in the past then you probably already know that I enjoy writing about a lot of things, but two at the top of my list of favorites are travel therapy and personal finance. Today I want to make a case … Continue reading A Case for Travel Therapy as a New Grad: The Power of Compounding Interest

Guest Post on NewGradPhysicalTherapy: “Repaying Student Debt with Travel PT”

In October 2017 I had the opportunity to write a guest post for the blog New Grad Physical Therapy titled "Repaying Student Debt with Travel PT." I somehow let it slip through the cracks and never shared the post on my blog. I thought it was a very applicable post for physical therapy students or … Continue reading Guest Post on NewGradPhysicalTherapy: “Repaying Student Debt with Travel PT”

Partnering with Medbridge: An online CEU resource for PTs, OTs, SLPs, and ATCs

-by Whitney- Use Our Medbridge Promo Code for an Annual Discount: fifthwheelpt Affiliation We recently began an affiliation with Medbridge, an online resource for continuing education, as well as other clinician and patient tools, that is available for physical therapists (and assistants), occupational therapists (and assistants), speech language pathologists, and athletic trainers. I (Whitney) already … Continue reading Partnering with Medbridge: An online CEU resource for PTs, OTs, SLPs, and ATCs

Travel PT: Eastern North Carolina (January-April 2017)

*by Whitney* So it's quite ironic that I'm just getting around to writing about our experience in Eastern North Carolina at the beginning of 2017... because we are actually about to go back there for the end of 2017! In a recent change of events, we've accepted contracts to return to this same location for … Continue reading Travel PT: Eastern North Carolina (January-April 2017)

Guest Post: Simple Ways Travel Therapists Can Save Money on The Road (by the Traveling Traveler)

Today I'm happy to bring to you a guest post from Julia Kuhn at The Traveling Traveler. Below are some great tips on how to save money while working as a traveling professional, many of which Whitney and I employ ourselves!   As a travel therapist, you may receive more financial compensation than your permanent counterparts.  … Continue reading Guest Post: Simple Ways Travel Therapists Can Save Money on The Road (by the Traveling Traveler)

Top 5 Pros and Cons of Travel Therapy

-By Whitney- If you’re a physical therapist or other healthcare professional, you may be considering the option of pursuing a traveling career instead of a permanent job. If you’re like we were, you may be trying to weigh out the options and decide what the best fit is for you. Here is our list of … Continue reading Top 5 Pros and Cons of Travel Therapy

Travel PT: Moving to the Northeast

WOW- if I thought I was going to get caught up back in October when I last posted & started this one, boy was I wrong! Let's see if I can be any more successful this go round. Starting back where I left off with our travel PT adventures... 😀 Timeline: March-September 2016 After spending … Continue reading Travel PT: Moving to the Northeast

Pros and Cons of Travel Therapy in an RV

**The image above was taken on Friday at our campground on the NC coast. One of the most common concerns for those contemplating travel therapy is regarding housing. Most people love the hearing about the higher pay and adventure of traveling around this beautiful country but are nervous about the uncertainty of housing. Unfortunately, there is a … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Travel Therapy in an RV