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Traveling Therapy Jobs

Make a difference as a Therapy Traveler

When it comes to physical and occupational therapists, you’re a member of a fully vetted, elite team. Like Special Ops, The Avengers, or the X-Men — but with in-depth medical knowledge (and still totally wearing the costumes).

What does a travel physical therapist do?

Travel physical therapists are important in helping patients improve their movement throughout their rehabilitation process. Whether a patient has a chronic condition, an illness or an injury, travel PTs help facilitate treatments and preventions, so patients can lead their best physical lives. As a traveling physical therapist, you:

  • Examine patients utilizing their client history and performing tests to identify potential and already existing issues
  • Diagnose and manage patient movement dysfunction and help to enhance their physical and functional abilities
  • Improve, maintain, and promote optimal physical functions as well as optimal wellness and fitness and quality of life as it relates to patient movement
  • Prevent the progression of impairments, limitations, and disabilities that come from diseases, injuries, and disorders
  • Provide interventions and interactions to help manage patient/client goals
  • Conduct re-examinations and modify interventions if necessary to achieve patient/client goals
  • Develop and implement discharge plans

What does a travel occupational therapist do?

Travel occupational therapists are important in helping patients improve skills needed for daily living or working. It’s the only job that helps people do the things they want and need by therapeutic use of daily activities. Whether a patient is a young child, a middle-aged individual, or a geriatric patient, traveling OTs help people of all ages live their lives to the fullest. As a traveling occupational therapist, you:

  • Evaluate patients to determine the patient’s goals
  • Create a customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach their goals
  • Evaluate outcomes to make sure the goals are being met and make changes to the plan as needed
  • Practice a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and tasks to fit the patient’s lifestyle and needs

Physical Therapy Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Certified Specialist (CCS)
  • Clinical Electrophysiologic Certified Specialist (ECS)
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS)
  • Neurologic Certified Specialist (NCS)
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
  • Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS)
  • Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
  • Women’s Health Certified Specialist (WCS)

Occupational Therapy Specialties

  • Gerontology (BCG)
  • Mental Health (BCMH)
  • Pediatrics (BCP)
  • Physical Rehabilitation (BCPR)
  • Driving and Community Mobility (SCDCM or SCDCM-A)
  • Environmental Modification (SCEM or SCEM-A)
  • Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing (SCFES or SCFES-A)
  • Low Vision (SCLV or SCLV-A)
  • School Systems (SCSS or SCSS-A)

Working with Fusion is like taking a long, beachy vacay. But wait! You’re actually going to be living where you want to chill! Your therapy recruiter will listen to the things you want from your travel life and work life, then find you the ideal therapy position and location that will have you sipping margaritas poolside in no time.

What are you waiting for? Become a travel physical therapist or travel occupational therapist today!

Traveling Therapy Locations

No matter where you want to go for your next therapy job, when you work with Fusion, your career is at your fingertips!

Just grab a map, tell your recruiter and pick your next destination.

Advantages & Perks for Traveling Therapy Jobs

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Competitive pay

Traveling therapists are needed everywhere. Fusion has compensation packages for traveling physical therapists that give you the freedom to live and explore.

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Per diem

When you become a traveling physical therapist or traveling occupational therapist, we give you a weekly, tax-free per diem to help cover daily expenses, like transportation and meals.

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Certification reimbursement

State licenses and therapy certification costs are paid for by Fusion, because we want you to be a qualified rockstar!

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Travel life

When you’re a medical traveler you get to live the best of your travel and work lives, together! Plus, you’ll gain valuable life experience along the way.

Housing for Medical Travelers

Whether you want to be the boss of your housing plans or let Fusion’s housing department take the wheel, living and working as a traveling therapist is easy. Fusion adds a helping hand with travel reimbursements, pet-friendly housing options, and 24/7 support from our team.

Check out our housing options

Meet the Therapy team

At Fusion, you’re not a number – you’re family. You’ll be paired with a personal recruiter the entire time you’re on your medical traveling adventure! We want to ensure that you have one go-to person, your own best friend on the road, and a coach in your corner. Check out some of our recruiters here at Fusion! We have a dedicated team ready to help you choose your next medical traveler job.

fusion medical staffing  team member chase bobier

877-230-3885 ext. 262

Chase Bobier

Nursing Home Health Account Manager

fusion medical staffing  team member lauren vazquez

877-230-3885 ext. 315

Lauren Vazquez

Nursing Home Health Division Manager

fusion medical staffing  team member mike flynn

877-230-3885 ext. 145

Mike Flynn

Therapy Division Team Lead

Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure

Being a traveling therapist can help you achieve the career you’ve always wanted, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Fusion can help you with that! We can help you find therapy training, licensing and certifications to help you take your career forward, and financial assistance to help you get there.

Degrees and Certifications

Licenses and certifications can leave you scratching your head when you should be stoked about traveling. We want you to know exactly what you’re getting into. Since degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty, Fusion’s compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all relevant credentials required for our traveling therapy jobs.

Compliance Requirements

Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in physical therapy or occupational therapy.


The three parts of compliance

  • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
  • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
  • Testing: Certifications, online trainings, and workplace safety exams


I started traveling because of my love of different landscapes, cultures, people, and my love of freedom and simplicity. I've been traveling for quite a while now, and of the companies I've worked with, Fusion is far and away the best in terms of benefits, professionalism, efficiency, and personal care of their travelers.

Nathanial Cooley
Nathaniel C.



How will I know if I will make enough money?

Your recruiter will look at what you are making now and help you compare. We also will give you a full overview of the pay packages so you know exactly what is and is not included.

What states are best to travel to?

Once we get an idea of your wish list, we can show you which states would be best tailored to you. The “best” can mean many things to different people, so we will find your “best” based on your priorities.

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