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May 17, 2021

Long Term or Short Term Healthcare Jobs – What’s Best for You?

If you are a medical professional or you’re considering becoming one, the job market will continue to thrive, because there will always be a need..

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February 10, 2021

Virtual Interviews: Tips for Healthcare Professionals

Virtual interviews have always been an advantageous way to interview for allied health travel contracts or permanent placement positions in other..

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December 2, 2020

What Hiring Managers are Looking for in Respiratory Therapist Candidates

The devastating arrival and longevity of COVID-19 has created a demand for respiratory therapists in facilities across the country. Hiring..

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September 15, 2020

How to Continue Your Education While Travel Nursing

Your education as a travel nurse doesn’t stop once you’ve finished school. In fact, any career in nursing is coupled with a lifelong learning..

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August 24, 2020

A Healthy Nurse is the Best Nurse: 3 Ways to Prioritize Nutrition While Traveling

For a lot of travel nurses, maintaining a consistent and healthy lifestyle can be a daunting task. When your job requires you to put others first..

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August 17, 2020

Respiratory Therapists: Champions in the COVID-19 Fight

Just a few months ago, most people were unfamiliar with what respiratory therapists (RRTs) do and how they are responsible for providing..

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August 16, 2020

Communication Styles (waiting on new title)

Working in healthcare, chances are you were gifted with strong communication skills, or like me, you have had to work on strengthening at least..

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August 16, 2020

The Ultimate Guide for Continuing Education for Occupational Therapists

Alabama

Requirement TPA NON-TPA
PHARMACOLOGY or OCULAR DISEASE 10
CORRESPONDENCE or INTERNET Up to 3 Up to 3
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT Up..
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July 25, 2020

4 Reasons to Choose Diverse or Niche Clinical Rotations

If you are lucky enough to have some input on where you go for your clinical rotations, you may be tempted to choose the basics: outpatient..

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July 23, 2020

5 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health on a Travel Nursing Assignment

Everyone experiences stress at their job at some point or another—travel nurses included.

On top of your daily pressures as an RN, as a traveling..

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July 18, 2020

I Took The Wrong Physical Therapy Job: What I learned

You’ve successfully aced all your exams, passed your practicals, completed your clinicals, and rocked the NPTE- congratulations! You are now a..

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July 10, 2020

CoreMedical Group Launches New Interim Healthcare Management Service

New service places qualified healthcare professionals in contract opportunities nationally

Manchester, NH— July 1, 2020— CoreMedical Group is..

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July 8, 2020

Is Home Health Nursing for You? Here’s What You Can Expect

Are you interested in travel nursing? Does the idea of working independently in a dynamic environment while also making a big impact on your..

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July 8, 2020

Stretching in Physical Therapy: Problem or Solution?

Of late, there has been an exponential surge in online healthcare content; lifestyle/health coaches, clinicians, and many professionals are..

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July 3, 2020

Why Patients are Falling for Physical Therapy

As physical therapists, we are familiar with treating multiple musculoskeletal impairments, ranging from neck pain to back pain to joint..

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June 30, 2020

CoreMedical Group Named To BluePipes Best Travel Nursing Companies List 2020

*Blog originally published on 6/30/20 and updated on 4/23/21

CoreMedical Group is proud to announce that we have been named #7 out of over 300..

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June 24, 2020

When Your Patients Aren’t Your Peers: Communicating with Older Adults as a New Physical Therapist

The exams are behind you - time for new challenges

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June 22, 2020

Social Media Management as a Physical Therapy Student

Social media…..we are all engaged in it on a daily basis. Whether you are on it for casual viewing, or you are using it to promote your business..

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June 10, 2020

How Covid 19 is Affecting Physical Therapy Schools

This is part three of a series on how COVID-19 is affecting physical therapy. Part one addresses outpatient physical therapy. Part two addresses..

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June 10, 2020

6 Ways to Maximize Your Commute to the Clinic

A long commute can add unnecessary stress to your day, arising from traffic delays and distracted drivers; however, if used efficiently, this..

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June 9, 2020

Why the Functional Movement Screen is a Must for Rehab Clinics

I remember my first year in the Navy as a military police officer. We had just been trained in tactics, protocols, and procedures for enforcing..

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June 9, 2020

What Your Patients Don’t Know About Their Insurance Coverage for Physical Therapy

Did you ever wonder how health insurance became an entity? Well, it’s quite interesting, the first health insurance offered was actually called..

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May 27, 2020

5 Ways an Orthopedic Background can Help Pelvic Floor Patients

I was first exposed to the world of pelvic health as a curious first year physical therapy student when I attended a lecture about pelvic floor..

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May 20, 2020

The NPTE and COVID-19

Spring 2020 created many surprises, life events, and dreams deferred all in the form of a virus. If you are a new physical therapy graduate, you..

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May 15, 2020

Perspective and Positivity for the DPT Class of 2020

It might not seem like it right now, but we are not the first people for whom everything has not gone to plan. I understand that not everyone is..

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May 13, 2020

Telerehab: Beyond Virtual Visits

Why the Buzz…

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May 12, 2020

How to Create Healthy Sleeping Patterns While Travel Nursing

Travel nursing jobs come with many exciting and wonderful experiences but can also produce some hang-ups. One issue you may face is sleep..

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May 5, 2020

Freebies and Discounts for Frontline Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

With so many nurses and healthcare workers jumping into action to minimize the effects of Covid-19, communities have been looking for ways to give..

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May 4, 2020

Why the World Needs More Respiratory Therapists

The term respiratory therapist has been popping up in the news now more than ever before. This leaves many people wondering what an RRT is? A..

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May 4, 2020

Life as a Physical Therapist in a Covid-19 Field Hospital

“Just as we rose to the occasion during the polio epidemic, I believe we have another watershed moment at our doorstep to help rehabilitate a..

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May 2, 2020

Top 5 Tips for Physical Therapy Students During COVID-19

As we are all aware, we are in the midst of a crazy crisis called COVID-19. Throughout the past few weeks, all PT programs across the nation have..

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April 29, 2020

CoreMedical Group's Response to COVID-19

To all our healthcare colleagues: We are committed to helping you all navigate the challenges facing all of us. It is our hope that the..

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April 27, 2020

9 Tips to Treat Pregnant Patients in the Orthopedic Setting

Treating pregnant patients as an orthopedic physical therapist might seem overwhelming at times.

I practice in a private, outpatient orthopedic..

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April 22, 2020

Travel OT Lacey Shares Her Unexpected Love Story

Many healthcare providers decide to embark on a career in travel nursing or travel therapy. Experiencing different cities, cultures, and..

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April 22, 2020

How to Treat the Work Injured Patients Like an Athlete

What is an Athlete?

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April 20, 2020

How COVID-19 is Affecting Hospital Physical Therapy

This is part two of a series on how COVID-19 is affecting physical therapy. Part one addresses outpatient physical therapy. This article is about..

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April 15, 2020

Decluttering Tips to Make Your Next Move Effortless

Considering becoming a travel nurse or therapist, but not sure how you will ever stay organized? All it takes is a little bit of decluttering and..

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April 15, 2020

A Glimpse Into the Training Room: Physical Therapy in Sports Organizations

Being a physical therapist for a sports team organization is a highly sought after position. Many prospective therapists have dreams of working..

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April 13, 2020

My Story Of Working With Preferred Healthcare Staffing

My name is Linda Chu, and I am an occupational therapist working with Preferred Healthcare Staffing. I wanted to share my story. I hope that I’ll..

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April 10, 2020

How COVID-19 is Affecting Outpatient Physical Therapy

With cases of COVID-19 increasing rapidly throughout the world, physical therapists in outpatient facilities have had to adapt quickly to changes..

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April 8, 2020

10 Ways to be an Excellent Clinical Instructor

As a physical therapist, being a clinical instructor can be one of the most rewarding things you do in a field filled with rewarding experiences...

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April 1, 2020

What’s the Evidence for Compassion? The Art and Science of Physical Therapy.

Physical therapy is having an identity crisis.

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April 1, 2020

Quick Guide for Telehealth Billing and Reimbursement for Physical Therapy

As the COVID - 19 pandemic rapidly evolves, this article will be updated accordingly

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March 30, 2020

CoreMedical Group Invites Staff to “Choose Your Own Charity” for Q1 2020 Fundraising Efforts

In a “choose-your-own-adventure” style of charitable giving, CoreMedical Group invited each employee to donate time or money to any 501(c)(3)..

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March 30, 2020

4 Reasons Why OTs Excel as Healthcare Writers

We may also assume habilitative roles, meaning we teach people these foundational skills to assist in independent living. Task analysis allows..

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March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Physical Therapy's Current Response

The Crisis

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March 25, 2020

Paying Off Terminal Degree Loans Outside of PT Academia

There is an overwhelming feeling among the field of physical therapy academia that a wave of well respected and seasoned veteran professors are..

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March 25, 2020

Top 5 Legal Pitfalls to Avoid as a Private Practice OT

However, there is a reason that our graduate-level courses typically include an introductory level healthcare administration class, along with..

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March 21, 2020

5 ways an orthopedic background can help your pelvic floor patients

I was first exposed to the world of pelvic health as a curious first year physical therapy student when I attended a lecture about pelvic floor..

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March 20, 2020

[Guest Blog] Travel Nursing with a Family: Everything You Need to Know

Working as a travel nurse means that you typically don't stay in the same place for very long, making many people believe that this career path is..

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March 18, 2020

PT Study Tips: Save Time, Cut Stress, and Remember What You Learn

Whether you are just beginning PT school, or you are closely approaching your destiny with the NPTE, you want to maximize the effectiveness of..

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March 18, 2020

How to Hire an Occupational Therapist in Rural America

However, therapy practices, healthcare facilities, and schools within rural settings may struggle to find occupational therapists who are willing..

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March 12, 2020

What Nurses Want: How to Recruit During the Nursing Shortage

As the nursing shortage continues to affect the healthcare field in many states, remedies for the situation are becoming available. Yet, hiring a..

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March 12, 2020

Occupational Therapy Staffing Issues in 2020

Growth

Healthcare is one of the most hands-on professions in the modern world, with no shortage of job settings and job security. However, the..

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March 11, 2020

Delayed Specialization: One of the Keys to Professional Development for PTs

This is hardly the first blog post or book written about the topic of specialization and generalization. In the physical therapy world, it’s a..

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March 9, 2020

Occupational Therapy and Hospice: Connecting with Death

Frame of reference

As an OT working in hospice, I have the privilege of thinking about death in a different way. In school, brief clinical..

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March 4, 2020

Buyer's Guide to Home Exercise Program and Patient Engagement Apps

Technology is changing the way we do things. If you haven’t already done so, chances are you’ll soon be choosing to take an Uber to your Airbnb..

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March 3, 2020

Medical Careers in Demand: Top Specialties for Nurse Practitioners

You may be starting on your path as a nurse practitioner, or you’re in search of what specialty you may want to pursue. If you’re considering the..

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March 2, 2020

A Complete Guide to Home Health Occupational Therapy

Organization

As a home health OT, one will not have the flexibility to run to the equipment room, storage closet, or office to print copies of..

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February 26, 2020

When to Refer to a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

The All – Important Subjective History

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February 24, 2020

Where OTs Are Looking For Jobs: A Comparison of OT Job Boards

Occupational therapy is a unique healthcare field with a wide range of specialities and settings. Finding the right candidate can seem daunting...

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February 19, 2020

The Jobseeker's Konmari Method: A Different Way to Choose the Right Job

In her book, Marie Kondo explained that you organize your house by section. For instance, start with your clothes, take them all out of your..

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February 14, 2020

Seasonal Travel Nurse and Allied Health Contracts: Where to Travel in Spring

With spring comes new adventures! If you’re on the lookout for your next travel RN location or travel therapy destination, this list will help the..

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February 12, 2020

How to use the STarT Back Screening tool for low back pain

Low back pain has such a broad scope of symptoms and stigmas attached to it, that it can become confusing to any therapist trying to determine..

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February 10, 2020

Occupational Therapy and Total Knee Replacements

The client has likely been looking forward to their knee replacement surgery for quite some time. Maybe they have been unable to complete their..

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February 5, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Being a Physical Therapy Clinical Director

When I was in high school, I wanted to be a sports columnist. I loved sports, I loved writing; in theory, it seemed like a natural progression...

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February 3, 2020

Resume Building - Soft Skills for Travel Nurses and Therapists

As a travel allied health or nursing professional, you have lots of skills that you can highlight on your resume. You may have certification in a..

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February 3, 2020

Interdisciplinary Communication for Occupational Therapists

One thing that occupational therapists in any setting have in common is their interactions with other healthcare disciplines. There are many..

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January 29, 2020

How Money Is Exposing Your “Passion” for PT

“How do you rationalize becoming a physical therapist with the amount of student debt you will have post-graduation?”
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January 24, 2020

Best Ways to Stay Connected as a Locum Tenens Professional

As a travel physician assistant, finding a consistent time to stay up to date on current events happening in the world can be difficult. Having..

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January 21, 2020

15 Ways to Make Relocating for a Permanent Placement as Pleasant as Possible

Excitement, anxiousness, and concern are all things that you may be feeling if you have decided to relocate for a permanent placement. Your move..

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January 18, 2020

The Pros and Cons of an Accelerated Hybrid Physical Therapy Program

2-year accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs are paving the way for pre-physical therapy students to realize their dreams of..

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January 15, 2020

10 Ways to Know if Teaching in a Physical Therapy Program is Right For You

Have you been a practicing clinician for a few years? Are you starting to get an itch to move on from your current career to something different?..

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January 14, 2020

Career Advancement: How Your Permanent Placement Healthcare Staffing Company Can Help

If you have been considering seeking advancement in your nursing career, this year may be the perfect time to start looking! While beginning a..

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January 8, 2020

Healthcare Trends That Will Impact Nurses in 2020

With the new year approaching, experts are talking about what top healthcare trends to expect in 2020. Working as healthcare professionals brings..

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January 8, 2020

Standardized Assessment in the School Setting

Nervous about conducting a good evaluation or reevaluation? Maybe you’re unsure about where to start, or maybe you just have no idea how (or..

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January 8, 2020

Becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Over my four-plus years as a physical therapist, the way I practice has shifted. I’ve gradually come to rely less on modalities and manual..

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December 27, 2019

The Mission, Vision, and Purpose of Preferred Healthcare

In the CovalentCareers 2019 Physical Therapist Report, we surveyed 1,496 PTs and students and learned that the most important elements of an..

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December 19, 2019

A Day in the Life at ProActive PT

How did you end up working at ProActive PT after graduating?

My name is Katie Keller, PT, DPT, and I started at ProActive PT in 2017, as a new..

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December 13, 2019

Online Security Tips to Keep Your Digital Footprint Safe

As a travel allied health or nursing professional, using your laptop and phone is an integral part of how you stay connected. However, your..

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December 3, 2019

CoreMedical Group Supports 20 Charities to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

CoreMedical Group is celebrating twenty successful years of healthcare staffing by giving back! To commemorate the 20th-anniversary celebration,..

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November 27, 2019

How to Transition from Contract PT to Business Owner

How did you get into contract work?

My first job out of school in 1998 was a travel position about 3 hours from my hometown. It was a 13-week..

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November 25, 2019

Beating the Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

As a traveling healthcare professional, your location during the winter can influence your health and daily lifestyle. Seasonal Affective Disorder

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November 22, 2019

Health Insurance Tips for Locum Tenens Professionals

Becoming a locum tenens physician provides the opportunity to have more freedom in your schedule, practice in diverse settings, and learn from a..

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November 22, 2019

10 Creative Physical Therapy Inservice Ideas

Presenting an inservice can be a stressful experience for many physical therapists—even the most knowledgeable and outgoing. Aside from..

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November 21, 2019

The Guide to Outpatient Occupational Therapy

The term “outpatient clinic” usually refers to those clinics which treat orthopedic diagnoses and post-operative procedures. Outpatient clinic..

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November 20, 2019

The Simple Guide to Becoming a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

According to the CDC, more than 795,000 people suffer from a stroke every year in the US. The CDC also reports that strokes are a leading cause..

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November 15, 2019

How to Maximize Your Commute as a Physical Therapist

Picture this: you’re driving down the highway on a Monday morning. Your coffee is nice and fresh, you got some good rest after a long weekend,..

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November 12, 2019

How to Ace the OCS Exam

Congratulations on taking the next step in your career and taking the orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) exam. Gaining a certified clinical..

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November 7, 2019

Seasonal Travel Nurse and Allied Health Contracts: Where to Work in the Winter

As a travel nurse or therapist, you may be searching for a great location to satisfy your love of a winter wonderland. Perhaps you’re attempting..

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November 7, 2019

All About Fusion Medical Staffing’s Travel Mentorship Program

A good mentor can be a major catalyst when it comes to achieving career happiness, developing skills, and gaining confidence as a new physical..

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November 1, 2019

Life as a Travel SLP

Travel the country for work? That sounds too good to be true! But it’s not just a dream; it can be a reality for you. As a traveling SLP, you get..

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October 17, 2019

How to Get Your Employer to Pay for Your Physical Therapy Specialty Certification

As professionals in the physical therapy industry, it is important to continue to stay current and passionate about our careers. One of the ways..

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October 17, 2019

Tackling Your Physical Therapy Practice's Business Metrics – Free Webinar

We recently reached out to our audience of physical therapists to learn what resources you wanted most, and many of the responses we received had..

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October 16, 2019

AAC Device Use and Training in the School Setting

Augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) is a quickly growing field. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) across all settings are finding..

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October 14, 2019

CoreMedical Group Named to 2019 SIA List of Largest Staffing Firms

CoreMedical Group is thrilled to announce that we've been named as one of the Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S. in 2019 by Staffing Industry..

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October 10, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and OT

 

Mental health settings can often be viewed as intimidating or dangerous by therapists, especially those who have no prior experience in the..

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October 4, 2019

Top Physical Therapy CPT Codes - Plus Printable Reference Sheet

Current procedural terminology (CPT) codes are used to designate services provided by healthcare professionals. We physical therapists receive..

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October 2, 2019

5 Interview Tips to Land Your First Travel Therapy Contract Position

It’s time to take your education and experience as an allied health professional and head out on the open road! If you’re ready to try traveling,..

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September 27, 2019

Should I Transition from RN to NP?

Are you deciding whether to transition from a Registered Nurse (RN) to a Nurse Practitioner (NP)? You should be aware of what this kind of nursing..

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September 27, 2019

When is it Time to Fire Your OT?

Is it time to fire your occupational therapist? A good occupational therapist has the potential to be the lifeblood of your facility’s healthcare..

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September 26, 2019

7 Questions PT Interviewees Really Want to Ask

What is that potential hire really thinking during the interview? What questions are they thinking but are afraid to ask for fear of messing up?..

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September 26, 2019

On the Value of the APTA and State Associations — Free Webinar

Physical therapy is in the middle of dramatic changes to the profession. Between the rise of alternative practice models and top-down changes to..

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September 25, 2019

How to Hire an OT Who Won't Quit After a Week

There is nothing more frustrating than spending significant time, money, and resources to hire a new employee, only for them to quit after one..

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September 24, 2019

Join the Global Movement: PT Day of Service

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September 20, 2019

APTA Issues Call to Action Following Proposed 8% Cut to Medicare Reimbursement

APTA issues PT call to action following release of CMS Physician Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released..

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September 20, 2019

Getting Started as an SLP-A Supervisor

Have you been asked to supervise an SLP Assistant (SLP-A) for the first time? If you’re anything like I was, you’re probably super nervous about..

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September 19, 2019

4 Things Your Professors Don't Teach You in Grad School - Mental Strategies

Many new grads get overwhelmed easily. I know I did. I had a fancy degree that gave me a few letters behind my name and I felt like I was..

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September 19, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Your Physical Therapy Practice

For physical therapists, practice marketing can be a hassle. For one thing, unless you live in a state with direct access, patient marketing..

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September 18, 2019

Interview Questions to Ask an OT

We are all familiar with the standard interview questions, most of which lack creativity and do not require unique answers. Many candidates have..

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September 17, 2019

Evaluation and Assessment for AAC with School-Aged Children

Augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) is a quickly growing field. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) across all settings are finding..

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September 17, 2019

The 8 Minute Rule and Medicare: Your Guide to Physical Therapy Billing

The ability to navigate the rehabilitation billing practices and procedures of the federally regulated Centers of Medicare and Medicaid services..

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September 17, 2019

Telehealth Q & A with Rob Vining, PT, MSPT and Kang Seo, PT, DPT – Free Webinar

Every physical therapist knows that telehealth is changing the healthcare industry.

It's no secret that technology is driving the evolution of..

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September 16, 2019

CoreMedical Group Maintains Title as Best Company to Work For

*Blog originally published on 9/16/19 and updated on 4/23/21For the second year in a row, CoreMedical Group had been named to the Best Companies..

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September 12, 2019

Occupational Therapy and Speech-Generating Devices

So many of the children we as occupational therapists (OTs) work with have special communication needs. At a very young age children are what we..

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September 11, 2019

5 Ways to Entice New Grad PT Students to Work for You

Graduating from PT School can be a relieving yet stressful time. For the graduate, there is a mixture of different emotions. You feel anxiety..

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September 9, 2019

An OT’s Quick Guide to Total Shoulder Replacements

Also known as Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA), shoulder replacements are an effective procedure used to treat the severe pain and stiffness..

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September 5, 2019

High Octane Marketing: The Key to Real Practice Freedom—Free Webinar

Watch our webinar with Dr. Jamey Schrier, PT about the potential and pitfalls of PT practice marketing!

While private practice ownership is the..

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September 5, 2019

Six Ways to Promote Self-Advocacy in School-Aged Children

As a therapist working with children who range from preschool age to young adults, I started to notice a link between how my clients were feeling..

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September 5, 2019

How Mentorship can Change Your Occupational Therapy Career

Being a new graduate in any field can be scary, especially when you are an occupational therapist. Most desk jobs just don’t carry the..

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September 4, 2019

5 Signs it's Time to Refer Your Patient

Physical therapy is truly a union of science, art and emotion where the intention to do good is fueled by a knowledgeable mind, a caring heart,..

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September 3, 2019

Travel Nursing Careers that will Satisfy Your Wanderlust: Take the Plunge

Some of the best travel nursing jobs are in locations which you may have never realized are available. With contracts in every state across the..

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August 28, 2019

Treating Clients with Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery can help clients return to occupations that caused them a great deal of pain for many months or years. Although..

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August 27, 2019

What It’s Like Working at Redbud Physical Therapy

I first started working at Redbud Physical Therapy in February 2018.

I was looking for a fresh start and a place that might offer a better fit..

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August 26, 2019

How to Not Feel Like You're Living Out of a Suitcase

One of the appeals of travel nursing is the opportunity to see and explore different parts of the country. Moving every 13 weeks is exciting for..

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August 21, 2019

How Can Occupational Therapy Help Children with ADHD?

Children with ADHD have difficulties with tasks requiring focus and concentration. They have trouble paying attention and remembering things...

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August 20, 2019

You Can Always Go Back: Or, How I Changed Physical Therapy Settings

Among physical therapists, there is a tendency to move into a niche and specialize. Some PTs seem to fall in love with a particular physical..

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August 20, 2019

What It's Like Working at Physical Therapy Central

I’ve been a physical therapist working at Physical Therapy Central now for a little over 2 years, but I’ve been with the company for 7 years..

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August 19, 2019

Taking Your Patient Marketing All The Way To Referral—Free Webinar

In our recent survey of physical therapists, we found that the number-one goal of the majority of practice owners is to grow their practice...

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August 15, 2019

CoreMedical Group Supports Nonprofit Fueled By Kids

For our Q3 CoreCares Charity Initiative, CoreMedical Group is proud to partner with a fantastic, local nonprofit called Fueled By Kids. The goal..

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August 14, 2019

The Physical Therapy Compact Will Make Life for Travel PTs a Little Easier

If you’re a traveling physical therapist, you know that one of the worst parts of traveling is applying for a new license every time you change..

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August 13, 2019

Creating Career Defining Opportunities as an SLP Student

Often times, being an SLP student seems like a career in and of itself. However, once graduation hits, some find themselves wishing they had been..

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August 12, 2019

Building a Niche Practice and the Future of Personalized Physical Therapy - Free Webinar

On Tuesday, August 20th, we sat down with Dr. Frank Benedetto, PT, DPT, CSCS, SCS, OCS to discuss personalized care and the future of physical..

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August 7, 2019

Physical Therapy for Blocked Milk Ducts?

What does physical therapy have to do with blocked milk ducts? I’ve spoken to a number of physical therapy friends about this topic, and I’m..

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August 6, 2019

Productivity Requirements and the Patient Driven Payment Model

One of the hottest topics in healthcare is a focus on productivity. As health care professionals we need to understand the financial and legal..

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August 2, 2019

How to Market OT & PT Services If You Are a Small Clinic with a Small Budget

Where do patients come from? It may seem like a funny question to ask. But if you think about it, it’s a very important question, especially for..

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July 31, 2019

How to Set Up Facebook Ads for Your Physical Therapy Practice - Free Webinar

Physical Therapy Advertising on Facebook

We sat down with Dr. Will Boyd, PT, DPT to discuss why—and importantly, how—PTs can use Facebook ads to..

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July 24, 2019

10 Ways to Survive the First Day of PT School

CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve been accepted to PT school. All those long hours, prerequisites, and work you have put in have been worth it. You start..

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July 22, 2019

100% of Your PT Patients Will Die

Attention grabbing titles sometimes have a bit of truth to them. This article is about taking a little pressure off yourself. Sometimes as PTs we..

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July 22, 2019

The 2019 Physical Therapist Report

Earlier this year, CovalentCareers conducted a survey of 1,496 physical therapists and physical therapy students. We asked questions that..

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July 17, 2019

A Guide to Travel Therapist Licensure

With each state introducing different guidelines, travel therapy licensure can feel tricky. However, the process of obtaining one or multiple..

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July 17, 2019

Utilizing Strength & Conditioning Principles In Your Physical Therapy Practice - Free Webinar

Learn how to add strength and conditioning principles to your physical therapy practice

On July 31st, I sat down with Michael Masi, PT, DPT, OCS,..

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July 16, 2019

5 Tips for School SLPs Looking for Work-life Balance

Are you feeling like your job is taking over your life as a new speech-language pathologist? Drowning in IEP deadlines? Struggling to juggle it..

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July 15, 2019

What is Obstetric Physical Therapy?

When I was in PT school, I worked as a PT tech in a small community hospital in my hometown. One summer we got a last-minute referral sent over..

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July 10, 2019

5 Things You Should Know When Treating a Type 1 Diabetic

Diabetes is one of those conditions you learn about at length in your DPT programs. This is for good reason! In 2015, it was reported that more..

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July 9, 2019

Promoting Executive Function in the School Setting

School-based speech-language pathologists provide services to diverse populations with a wide-range of disabilities. Our role is to treat..

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July 8, 2019

The State of the PT Industry - Part 1

The climate of the healthcare industry is evolving. The last seven to ten years have seen massive, industry-wide changes to the technologies used..

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July 2, 2019

Trauma-informed Care in Occupational Therapy

We've all seen it in a patient’s medical history: the mention of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a history of trauma. When you see a new..

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June 26, 2019

How to Get Your Physical Therapy License in All 50 States

The following is meant to serve as a guide to help new graduates of physical therapy obtain the proper information to successfully complete the..

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June 25, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Continuing Education for PTs and PTAs

The following is meant to serve as a guide to help practicing physical therapists and physical therapy assistants successfully complete the..

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June 21, 2019

CoreMedical Group Supports the New Hampshire SPCA

Here at CoreMedical Group, we love our fur babies, so it makes sense that for our second quarter CoreCares Charity Initiative, the staff voted to..

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June 20, 2019

6 Things to Expect Your First Week as an Occupational Therapist

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Your OT school journey is officially over, and your OT career is finally beginning. All your..

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June 19, 2019

Employment Contracts for Physical Therapists

A physical therapist employment contract may sound like a simple enough document, but it’s incredibly important. It clarifies expectations for..

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June 18, 2019

The Ultimate Guide for Continuing Education for OTs & OTAs

The following is meant to serve as a guide to help practicing occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to obtain information..

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June 14, 2019

The Basics of Vestibular Therapy

During my first internship, and before I learned much of anything about the vestibular system in school, I was introduced to the mystical world..

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June 14, 2019

How To Start A Home Health Contract Business as a Side Hustle

On Tuesday, June 13th, I was live on YouTube with Engelbert De Vera, PT to discuss how new grads and practice owners can start their own home..

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June 12, 2019

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Veterans Affairs PT

With the APTA and the Veterans Affairs (VA) officially announcing their partnership in December of 2018, now is as good a time as any to consider..

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June 11, 2019

The CovalentCareers Physical Therapy Resume Workshop

Looking to polish your physical therapy resume, but not sure where to start?

On June 13th, we held a workshop to walk new grads and experienced..

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June 7, 2019

Occupational Therapist Job Descriptions: What You Need to Know

Bringing on a new occupational therapist means understanding and describing the ins and outs of the industry and your specific position in a way..

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June 4, 2019

PT and Telehealth with Rob Vining, PT, MSPT

Are you interested in telehealth and physical therapy? Watch the replay of our June 5th webinar with Rob Vining, PT, MSPT of PTLive and..

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June 3, 2019

Physical Therapist Job Descriptions: What You Need to Know

If you're ready to bring on a new physical therapist, the first place to start is with drafting a clear and enticing job description. What do you..

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May 29, 2019

Ten Tips for Working with Students with Hearing Loss

Due to the all-encompassing nature of hearing impairment, treating the needs of individuals with hearing loss can seem daunting. While you’re..

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May 28, 2019

Living on the Road: Travel PT in an RV

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a travel physical therapist but fear losing your sense of stability? Well, that was me and Drew a little over a..

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May 24, 2019

5 Ways to Speak with Your Pediatric Patients

One of the first things I remember learning in PT school about the pediatric population is that children are not just small adults. Their minds..

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May 23, 2019

How to Deal with Abusive Patients as a New Grad PT

"Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own..

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May 22, 2019

5 Types of Apps You Need if You Are a Travel Nurse

 

We all seem to be so attached to our phones, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. As a travel nurse or other healthcare professional, it’s so..

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May 22, 2019

The Ultimate Interview Guide for New Grad SLPs

Congratulations! You’ve finished your graduate school program and are now venturing into the real world of professional speech-language..

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May 21, 2019

5 Things Your Patients Won't Tell You

As New Grad PTs, we often get caught up in what we “should do” and “need to do.” Getting wrapped up in our own mind can cause us to forget what..

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May 17, 2019

The Importance of Support Groups for Spanish-Speaking Adults with TBI

Spanish Speakers and Speech-Language Pathology

As a future speech-language pathologist, I am well aware (and incredibly excited to know) that..

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May 15, 2019

Travel Nurse CEUs: How Medical Staffing Agencies Help You Learn

Professional development options vary significantly across careers, and continuing education remains an ongoing requirement for both traveling..

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May 15, 2019

Achieving a Work-Life Balance as an Occupational Therapist

A morning in the life

5:15am

Alarm goes off, you shuffle your way to the shower, completing your ADLs with your eyes closed, mind elsewhere: Did..

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May 14, 2019

Waiting Tables Made Me a Better PT

When someone tells you that they're a waiter, your first thought probably isn’t “Wow, they must be an awesome physical therapist,” but you may be..

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May 9, 2019

Top Speech-Language Pathology Certifications

Have you been thinking of further specializing your speech pathology practice? An SLP’s scope of practice is very large, and if you want to focus..

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May 8, 2019

CoreMedical Group Supports the Boston Children’s Hospital

*Blog originally published on 5/8/19 and updated on 5/17/21CoreMedical Group selected the Boston Children’s Hospital as the recipient of our first..

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May 7, 2019

Maintaining a Code of Ethics in a SNF

According to Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (2010), ethics is defined based on well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what..

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May 2, 2019

OT and Applied Behavior Analysis Therapists: Collaborative Care

What is Applied Behavioral Analysis?

If you are working in a pediatric setting with children with autism, it’s likely that your clients also..

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May 1, 2019

Extending a Travel Healthcare Contract: How You can Benefit

There’s a lot of fun to be had in the location-hopping lifestyle of travel nursing. It can be exhilarating packing up the car and heading to the..

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April 29, 2019

10 Things You Didn't Learn in SLP Grad School

Finally, after all the stress, anxiety, and money, it’s time to graduate. You have the enthusiasm and knowledge, and you are ready. Carpe diem!..

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April 25, 2019

The Impact of Regenerative Medicine on Physical Therapy

A recent trial use of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) on a man named Roy Palmer in England has resulted in restoring his ability..

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April 24, 2019

Eating Healthy on the Go: Quick Meal Ideas for Locum Tenens Providers

As a traveling locum tenens physician, cooking and eating healthy meals is often not a top priority. Luckily, cooking does not have to be as..

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April 23, 2019

OT Advocacy: Inside and Outside of the Clinic

Advocacy is a staple in OT because we are trained to advocate for our patients in all areas of their lives. We can train them to advocate for..

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April 20, 2019

Medical Marijuana and PT: A High Level Overview

Over the past twenty years, marijuana has been progressively legalized for medicinal and/or recreational purposes across the United States...

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April 18, 2019

10 Assessment Tips for Evaluating Students with CCN

Evaluating the speech and language skills of any individual is no easy task, but it can appear even more daunting if the person has complex..

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April 17, 2019

Recruiter Spotlight Series: Permanent Placement

Introducing Brendan Smith! Brendan is a Recruiter in our Permanent Placement Division who began his career at CoreMedical Group as an intern...

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April 17, 2019

Occupation-Based Intervention in SNFs

Occupational therapists working in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) often have limited time with patients in a busy rehab gym. As a new grad ..

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April 16, 2019

Integrating Holistic Medicine Into Your Physical Therapy Practice

With the steady rise of interest in personal health and wellness, holistic medicine has become increasingly popular among patients seeking a more..

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April 12, 2019

What You Missed at AOTA 2019

We had members of the CovalentCareers team all over AOTA 2019! We gathered highlights from both practicing and future OTs to see what their..

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April 11, 2019

Running Your Own Speech-Language Pathology Business: YouTube Live!

On Thursday, April 18th, we sat down with two clinical speech pathologists to hear all about the ins and outs of running your own speech..

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April 11, 2019

Pros and Cons of Independent Contracting as an Occupational Therapist

Truthfully, being an independent contractor was something I excluded from my job search for a while as a new grad, but after living in a..

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April 10, 2019

Multi-State Licensing for Traveling OT and PT Professionals

Travel occupational therapy is an appealing career move for allied health professionals. As an OT or PT, you can travel the country on 3-month..

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April 9, 2019

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

Dry needling (DN) is one of the most hotly debated topics in physical therapy. It doesn’t take more than a quick look at any medical forum or..

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April 4, 2019

Staying Mentally Healthy on the Road: 5 Ways to Avoid Burnout

Being a traveling RN or a locum tenens physician can be an incredibly exciting way to see the country. While on the road for your travel nursing..

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April 3, 2019

Therapeutic Gaming and the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry and a highly valued occupation by many current and future OT clients, and there are endless benefits to

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April 2, 2019

7 Time Management Tips for Home Health SLPs

When I discovered home health, making the switch was easy. I was given a flexible schedule and hours, and I got the opportunity to self manage...

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April 1, 2019

The 2019 New Grad Physical Therapist Report

In 2018, we surveyed 795 physical therapists who graduated between 2012 and 2017 to answer several questions we had about the industry, the job..

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March 29, 2019

What to Buy a Travel Nurse: Perfect Gifts for Travelers

* Blog originally published on 3/29/19 was updated on 12/21/20When it comes to people who deserve to be showered with gifts, nurses are at the top..

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March 28, 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Cash-Based Physical Therapy

This 22 page ebook will explain exactly how to start your own cash-based physical therapy practice including how to set up, market, and create a..

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March 28, 2019

The 2018 General Survey of Physical Therapists and Students

In 2017, we surveyed 1,691 physical therapists and students to get answers to the questions we were most curious about.

We hope that these 26..

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March 28, 2019

The Simple Guide to Jobs After Physical Therapy School

The simple guide that takes you through everything from choosing a setting, to resume writing, job searching, and negotiating salary.

The Job..

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March 26, 2019

What to Do and See in New Orleans During AOTA

New Orleans holds a special place in my heart.

Although not as equipped to articulate the wonders of New Orleans as a true Louisiana Cajun, I..

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