Empower new graduates


Embrace YOUR Journey

Raise the bar for mentorship in travel therapy


Create a source of accountability for the staffing industry for this niche clientele

Create a positive outlook on travel therapy amongst professors, tenured therapists, and facilities looking to bring on travelers.


Collaborate with new grad staffing agencies and recruiters to enhance the resources and opportunities available to new graduates who choose careers in travel therapy is happy to announce it's new affiliation with MedBridge! Through this affiliate program, therapists can receive more than a 40% discount to further their professional development while on the road. This is truly an amazing deal and something no new grad or traveler should be without!

New Grad Travel Therapy

Raising the Bar for Mentorship and Resources Available to New Graduates.

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Kaleigh has guest lectured about travel therapy at multiple schools & academic programs. Want your school to be next?

As travelers, we often have a lot to juggle! Not only are we constantly moving, learning new facilities, patients, and documentation systems while adjusting to an unfamiliar location, but we typically have multiple licenses to juggle! Speaking from my own person experi...

As travel therapists, we are so incredibly fortunate to be able to embrace a lifestyle of flexibility. As we embrace flexibility by changing jobs and moving between cities and states every few months, we also inherit the flexibility of being able to take as much time o...

1. Pass Your Boards!!!

If you haven’t done this already, this is first and foremost. While this may seem obvious, passing your boards has become your new full-time job. Start early and take your time. I won’t go into specific details on board exam preparation in this bl...

January 29, 2018

I’ve been hearing more and more about new grads being “let go” early during their first travel assignment due to “needing too much training”. I have heard of this happening to both new grad PTs and OTs in the SNF, outpatient, and acute care settings. As someone who sta...

October 30, 2017

You might be thinking that after you secure and start your first assignment, you won’t have much communication with your recruiter. They helped you find a position and now that you’ve started, you won’t reconnect until it’s time to find your next assignment. That’s wha...

When Travis and I first seriously considered travel therapy, we agreed that Home Health was not a good idea for us, because we did not want to be on our own without a support system right out of school. However, when this position came up, there were too many pros to t...

July 27, 2017

Over a year ago, I began creating resources for new graduates looking to pursue travel therapy. After talking to numerous new graduates who found themselves in sticky situations once on assignment, it became clear that high quality mentorship programs are lacking in ou...

This is a guest post by Brianna E. Versteeg, PT, DPT. She is currently a traveling physical therapist who built and lives in a  tiny house(1) full time. She’s passionate about all things physical therapy, green living, outdoor sports, tiny houses, pets, and living life...

June 1, 2017

The idea of a career as a traveling therapist after graduation can be both an exciting and daunting prospect! You’ve studied hard and demonstrated clinical competency throughout your program, but how do you know you are ready to hit the ground running in a brand new fa...

May 31, 2017

1. Pace Yourself

Studying for the NPTE (and really any board exam for that matter) is like running a marathon. It’s not a sprint where you can run all out for the first 200 meters and hope that adrenaline will carry you through the second 200 meters. You need endurance...

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About Me

My name is Kaleigh and I am a traveling physical therapist who started traveling after I graduated PT school. I feel that mentorship is incredibly important to new grads looking to start traveling. It has become my mission to help new grads launch a successful traveling career.

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