Travel Therapy Meets Outdoor Adventure For One PT

June 22nd, 2016 3 Min read Travel Therapy Meets Outdoor Adventure For One PT Blog
TooleyJennifer loves adventure and lives her life in a way that proves it. She is a travel physical therapist that loves learning new PT disciplines from the different places she works almost as much as she loves getting to know the great outdoors.

Work and Recreation Do Mix

Travelling since 2012, she has worked assignments from Maine to Colorado to Idaho and always manages to find fun things to do. She also works seven days on, seven days off so has lots of time to explore and get to know her temporary home.

Favorite Locations

Montrose, Colorado, is a favorite assignment location. Chimney Peak Sunset“Montrose was my favorite assignment so far.  I absolutely loved the location and staff.  I did a mix of acute care and outpatient. The days went by so fast because I had fun while working. I stayed nine months so I was able to see all of the seasons,” she says. “During the spring, I visited Moab,Utah. During the summer, I was able to backpack and conquer 14,000 foot peaks. During the fall, I watched the aspens bloom amongst the snow-capped mountain peaks, and during the winter, I skied at Crested Butte and Telluride. Working in Montrose was a wonderful experience all the way around.” High angle view of sand dunes in a desert, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USASome of the highlight locations of her other assignments include visiting Glacier National Park, the Sawtooth Mountains, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, White Sands, Grand Canyon, and Petrified Forest as well as countless beaches and other places around the country.

Getting Involved Locally

To stay involved in the community where she has her assignment, she joins local hiking groups. “While traveling on assignment I typically join hiking groups. When I was in Rumford, I joined the Peak a Week club and hiked a mountain ever Wednesday. In Colorado, I joined the Western Slope Adventurers meetup group and found an awesome adventure every weekend.  I made some lifelong friends in this group and went on some crazy adventures! In Idaho, due to my awesome schedule, I spent every other week in a National Park or beach town.” Reynolds Mountain at Logan Pass, Glacier National ParkShe also loves the clinical aspect of travelling and getting to experience everything from neuro rehab to oncology to telemetry and both acute and outpatient care. Are you ready to give a travel PT job a try? Check out our open positions.


Chad Saley

Chad Saley

Chad Saley is a public relations manager at CHG Healthcare, the parent company of CompHealth.

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