Aureus Medical shares 5 myths about travel physical therapy

Omaha, NE (December 8, 2014) - Among travel therapy prospects, there may be misconceptions about the ins and outs of travel PT. Aureus Medical Group, a leader in travel physical therapy jobs, shares 5 myths about travel physical therapy.

The truth is, travel therapy provides great job flexibility and a unique opportunity to explore different parts of the country while sharpening your skillsets. Let's set the record straight by debunking these myths:

Myth: Travel physical therapists need years of experience in order to get the job.
Truth: Young therapists and new grads are tremendous candidates for travel therapy assignments. Thousands of young professionals take these jobs every year, as the work presents a fabulous chance for those who want to see a new corner of the country while working in multiple settings. This enables a therapist to discover their strengths prior to settling into a permanent position.  

Myth: Employees are obligated to long-term contracts that lock them into a single destination.
Truth: Typically, travel physical therapy jobs are 13 to 26 weeks in duration. Whether you want a new challenge or to swap locations, talk with your recruiter at your healthcare staffing to find the right destination for you.

Myth: Patients need a referral to get evaluated by a travel physical therapist.
Truth: A survey conducted by the American Physical Therapy Association showed 70 percent of people think a referral or prescription is necessary for evaluation by a physical therapist. The good news is that this is not the case. All 50 states and Washington, D.C., allow patients to see a PT specialist to be evaluated without a physician's prior referral. This holds true for travel PT professionals as well as permanent PTs. In addition, 49 states and the District Columbia allow some form of treatment or intervention without a physician prescription or referral (Michigan is the only exception).

Read the full article for more travel physical therapy myths.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.