In the summer of 2021, we had the experience of a lifetime getting to live, work and play in Hawaii for 3 months! I (Whitney) had the opportunity to take a travel physical therapy contract on the Big Island, and Jared came along for the adventure! We had an amazing time, and I want to … Continue reading Hawaii: Living, Working & Exploring for 3 months (Recap)!
In November, I had the pleasure of sitting down with physical therapist and early retiree Chris Mamula for a "Facebook Live" interview on the FifthWheelPT Facebook page. Chris is co-author of the new book, ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence, the primary writer on CanIRetireYet.com, and the author of a really great guest post on … Continue reading Live Interview with Chris Mamula: Co-Author of the New ChooseFI Book
*by Whitney* Timeline: February-May 2019 Previous post on our travel assignment timeline: Travel PT: Swansboro & Jacksonville, North Carolina (March-July 2018) Background: Our Travel PT Careers So for those that may be unfamiliar, I want to give a little background on our Travel Physical Therapy career paths thus far. We started our PT careers immediately … Continue reading Travel PT: Fredericksburg, VA (February-May 2019)
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
Written by Jared, September 17, 2018 Background on Our New Venture I've been torn about which direction to take this site for a long time now. When I originally started the blog (almost 2.5 years ago now), I was excited about a variety of topics and wanted to write about all of them. I thought … Continue reading Introducing ‘Travel Therapy Mentor’ and the Future Plans for ‘Fifth Wheel Physical Therapist’
*by Whitney* Timeline: March-July 2018 Previous post on our travel assignment timeline: Travel PT: Morehead City & Swansboro, NC Our Jobs So when I last left off, we had extended our contracts with the same outpatient orthopedic company in Eastern NC, but I switched from the Morehead City location to the Jacksonville location. We … Continue reading Travel PT: Swansboro & Jacksonville, North Carolina (March-July 2018)
*by Whitney* Timeline: December 2017-March 2018 Previous post on our travel assignment timeline: Moving Back to The Coast of North Carolina, Struggles of the Camper Life (December 2017) Old Stomping Grounds We arrived back in Eastern North Carolina in December 2017 and stayed at the same campground where we had lived when we were there earlier … Continue reading Travel PT: Morehead City & Swansboro, North Carolina (December 2017-March 2018)
*by Whitney* Timeline: August-December 2017 Previous post on our job timeline: Travel PT: Living in WVA, Working in VA… A Crazy Assignment, Plus a Broken Arm! (April-August 2017) Getting Started So, I had just broken my elbow at the end of our last assignment, but we had to move to our new location anyway so Jared … Continue reading Travel PT: Western North Carolina: Healing a Broken Arm, A Total Eclipse, and Tons of Outdoor Adventures! (August-December 2017)
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?
*by Whitney* Timeline: April-August 2017 This is a continuation of my previous post Travel PT: Moving Struggles… Moving from Eastern NC to West Virginia (April 2017) The Location I'm just going to give a brief overview here, because this post is going to be a lengthy one as is. I'll write a separate one on … Continue reading Travel PT: Living in WVA, Working in VA… A Crazy Assignment, Plus a Broken Arm! (April-August 2017)