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OT - Occupational Therapist - School System

CoreMedical Group  •  Travel  •  Silverton, OR 97338  •  max $1,940 / week  •  1h ago
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PT - Physical Therapist - Home Health

CoreMedical Group  •  Travel  •  Bryan, OH 45805  •  max $2,070 / week  •  1h ago
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PT - Physical Therapist - Home Health

CoreMedical Group  •  Travel  •  Burlingame, CA 94059  •  max $2,340 / week  •  1h ago
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PT - Physical Therapist - Home Health

CoreMedical Group  •  Travel  •  Burlingame, CA 94059  •  max $2,340 / week  •  1h ago
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Travel therapy refers to a practice where therapists, including speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and psychologists, travel to different locations or work in temporary assignments to provide their services. This concept is particularly relevant in areas where there is a shortage of healthcare professionals or when specialized services are needed on a temporary basis. Here's how travel therapy applies to each of the mentioned fields:

  1. Speech Therapy Travel Therapy: Speech therapists who engage in travel therapy may work on short-term contracts in different healthcare facilities, schools, or other settings where their expertise is required. This can be especially beneficial in underserved areas or during peak demand periods.
  2. Occupational Therapy Travel Therapy: Occupational therapists may also choose to work as travel therapists. They can provide their services to patients in various locations such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, or even in patients' homes. This approach helps ensure that people in different regions have access to occupational therapy services.
  3. Physical Therapy Travel Therapy: Similar to the other disciplines, physical therapists may opt for travel therapy as well. They might work in different clinics, hospitals, or other healthcare settings, adapting their skills to the needs of different patient populations.
  4. Psychology Travel Therapy: Psychologists who engage in travel therapy often provide counseling, therapy, and mental health support to individuals and groups. They might work in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, and community centers. Traveling psychologists can help address mental health needs in different areas, particularly those lacking sufficient mental health resources.

Travel therapists often work through agencies that specialize in arranging temporary assignments, making it easier for therapists to move from one location to another. This type of arrangement can be appealing for therapists who enjoy variety in their work environments, want to explore new places, or want to contribute their skills where they are most needed.

However, it's important to note that travel therapy might involve challenges such as adjusting to new environments, managing different administrative processes in various locations, and potentially being away from home for extended periods. Additionally, the availability and demand for travel therapy can vary by region and over time.