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Positive Breeds Positive

The ability to remain positive in travel therapy is almost as important as stellar phone interview skills, an excellent resume, or great references. Kayla, a loyal Advanced Medical traveler and OT new grad mentor, outlines the importance of “keeping the faith” in her recent blog post. As with any contract, there are always cancellation clauses written in to protect both the traveler and client from being without work or coverage at a moment’s notice. Kayla shares her most recent experience with her contract cancellation. Positive breeds positive, and Kayla remained positive that Advanced Medical would turn her situation around, ultimately resulting in an amazing outcome.   (more…)

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Featured Traveler: Rob!

The following post is written by our recruiter, Amy Barnes! Amy nominated Rob as the Featured Traveler for June and we’re thrilled to share what she wrote. Enjoy! 

Rob and his wifeRob is a long time Advanced Medical traveler, and has been with me for 3 years now. He is known as “Mr. Maine” as clients all over the state know and love Rob. My favorite part of working with Rob is his positive attitude. For Friday check in, he either answers his phone with this phrase or I try to beat him to the punch, but every Friday, “it’s a great day to be Rob Scully!” I look forward to that call every week, and even after 3 years it never gets old. (more…)

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The ADA Legacy Project

ada25This July marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as I learned in a recent article appearing in OT Practice Magazine. The story was written by Andrew Wait and discussed the impressive ADA Legacy Bus Tour that is traveling the country bringing attention to the milestone and its ongoing impact promoting equal opportunity for those with disabilities. The large campaign style bus has a decidedly political feel, with a large draped flag and the “Road to Freedom” emblazoned across the side. The bus was brought to the latest AOTA convention through the work of OT’s Robin Jones and Sandy Hanebrink. Parked outside the AOTA convention hall in Nashville, the bus contained historical documents, photographs, and a detailed account of the struggle involved in getting the law passed. (more…)

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Aphasia Awareness Month [infographic]

learn_about_aphasiaJune is aphasia awareness month, so we’re spreading the word and sharing some helpful infographics. Aphasia is a language disorder that affects ability to read or write and the comprehension or production of speech. Aphasia is always caused by some kind of brain injury, usually from a stroke in older individuals. Aphasia may also result from brain tumors, infections, or head trauma. Aphasia can often times be frustrating and even isolating, so it is important to bring awareness and help others better understand this disorder. (more…)

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APTA NEXT & PT Day on Capital Hill Recap

20150603_175132000_iOSLast week, over 1100 physical therapy professionals descended on Washington, DC to rally critical support for multiple causes. The annual Capital Hill Day event was held in conjunction with the NEXT conference, a gathering of therapists, students, and exhibitors that featured hours of educational programming, social events, and industry exhibits. Advanced Medical was proud to be a part of this doubleheader event and thanks the many visitors who graced our booth. The NEXT conference was held at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland. The resort-style facility sports a patriotic motif and boasts panoramic views of the Potomac River from its atrium style layout. The convention hall and meeting rooms were comfortably spacious, contributing to an elegant conference experience. (more…)

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This SLP Encourages Others To ‘Flip The Lip’

no-food2A few months ago SLP Melanie Potock contributed an insightful post to the ASHA blog. One of her focuses as an SLP is in feeding difficulties in children, which is why she always encourages other SLPs to flip the lip when assessing an oral cavity. Often times an upper lip-tie is a contributing factor if a child has been having trouble feeding. Upper lip-ties refer to the band of tissue or frenum that attaches the upper lip to the upper gums at midline. If you treat pediatric feeding, then it is important to understand the degree of restriction. (more…)

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Next Conference and Capitol Hill Day Preview

NEXT Conference 2015

Next week, we have a veritable doubleheader of inspired activism and academic programing for physical therapy professionals. The APTA NEXT Conference and Capitol Hill Day rally will be held June 3-6 in National Harbor, Baltimore – just a quick water taxi away from Washington, DC.  The conference is packed with networking events, educational seminars, and social gatherings with a patriotic bent. (more…)

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Curious About Travel Therapy? FAQ for New Grads

We’re super excited to share post from one of our superstar travel mentors, Kayla Layner! We’re sharing it from her blog (with permission) but click on over to read more of her adventures.

New GradsAfter answering many questions at the University of St. Augustine’s career fair, I thought I would share some common questions/answers from the day that may help new grads who are interested in joining the Advanced Medical team on an amazing travel journey! I thought this would be the perfect time to answer some of these important questions as my friends from West Virginia University prepare for their board exams and many students prepare for graduation within the next few months!

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Apraxia Awareness Day

Apraxia Awareness Day (more…)

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Texting Tips for Teenagers with Disabilities

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