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MOTM # 176: Taking Your PT Practice Across the Country with Julie and Sean of PT Journeys

Monday, January 13th, 2020

What do you do when the prospect of travel is calling out to you, but you just spent thousands on PT school in order to get a “real” job? Is there a way to see the country but still make money and support your family? Hell yes, friends. Hell. Yes.

Dr. Julie Hauberg and Dr. Sean Rutherford, a pair of traveling physical therapists, are a kick-ass couple, and the two halves that make up the whole of PT_Journeys. With Sean wanting to escape upstate NY winters and Julie having ben bitten by the travel-bug, the duo has taken their skills on the road which means they don’t have to sacrifice their career for their travels, or vice-versa. 

In this episode they give you all the tips and tricks you might need to take your practice on the road. They break it all down for us: traveling, housing, working with recruiters, licensing and contracts, and all the nitty-gritty you need to know to make your dream life come true.

Traveling PT wasn't for me, but it just might be for you. Tune in to the full episode to find out!

In This Episode You'll Hear:

  • How Julie and Sean got in to travel PT
  • Dealing with discouragement
  • What its like to travel as a couple
  • Hiring and working with a recruiter
  • Licensing, contracts, and insurance amongst other states
  • The uncertainties of being a travel therapist
  • Timeframes for finding a job
  • What pay structure is like
  • Providing healthcare for your family
  • Making friends while on the road
  • Dabbling in different settings to find out what you love
  • Keeping up with new skillsets and tools
  • Practicing Home Health
  • Paperwork and documentation systems
  • How to nail an interview
  • Finding housing as a traveling PT

Links & Resources For This Episode:

Connect with Julie and Sean on Instagram: @pt_journeys
Visit their website and download their FREE guide on the best questions to ask during interviews:
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