• Travel has its ups and downs, and waiting at the airport (or bus stop) is certainly a considered a “down” for many traveling therapists. With delays and complications, you may find yourself stuck in the same chair for hours before you can start moving. There are, fortunately, a plethora of books available to help pass the time. These five releases are some of the most popular books published on travel…

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  • Congratulations on graduating with your healthcare degree! You worked hard for it and it is time to put what you’ve learned to use, but first, you must get past the interview. You have done everything right leading up to this moment. The last thing you want to do is ruin your chances of landing a promising position by committing a detrimental interview blunder. We understand that you may be nervous…

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  • To the everyday person, it may be difficult to clearly understand what the duties of an occupational therapists are. Many people struggle to notice the difference between an occupational therapist and a physical therapist when it comes to their service areas. While they both provide hands-on services, physical therapists mainly work with individuals recovering from an injury while occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform daily tasks. There…

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  • To celebrate National Nurses Week, it is important to remember the nurses who made a change. Whether that change is within the nursing career, a community, or another’s life, nursing achievements go beyond the limits of our collective imaginations. Modern nursing is less than 150 years old. Before then, nursing duties were often little more than basic caregiving. The nurses on this list advocated for a change to build a…

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  • It is officially National Nurses Week! This is the time of year that we acknowledge nurses for the incredible service they provide to the people in need. Nurses have long been a vital element in the healthcare system and without them, there’s no telling where we would be as society. From the school nurses that provide your child with that much-needed cup of salt water when they come in with…

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  • Special education is a method of teaching for students with disabilities that would hinder their ability to learn from a conventional teaching method. These disabilities can range from blindness  to a traumatic brain injury. Such students require an environment made for them with qualified teachers. The number of students enrolling in special education rises every year and teachers are constantly evolving.

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  • Addiction and substance abuse have always been a prominent issue in society. As time(ask) moves forward, more substances with addictive qualities are made to create a hole in an individual’s life. occupational therapists seek new ways to help clients cope with the addiction before it attains a crippling grasp and gradually ends the need that the client had for the substance entirely. Here are 3 ways that an occupational therapist…

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  • Hearing loss has long been an issue associated with old age but a recent report conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that hearing loss is starting younger than previously recorded. The study was ignited by a call to action in a report from the 2016 National Academies of Sciences which urged for governmental agencies to up their efforts in collecting data on hearing loss in…

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  • Many individuals believe that if someone is suffering from hearing loss that person is simply deaf. What many people fail to realize is that there are various problems that can cause hearing loss. This includes everything from the brain being unable to identify what and where the sound is coming from to a damaged hearing organ. These varying causes for hearing loss require different approaches for treatment. It is up…

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  • A SLP, better known as a Speech Language Pathologist or Speech Teacher, is a speech therapist that helps children overcome their specific speech issues. These issues may include everything from mild articulation delays to more intense disorders like down syndrome, motor speech disorders, and hearing impairments. An SLP’s sole purpose is to help your child overcome speech and communication issues through intimate one-on-one sessions. While this is an SLP’s general…

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  • April is Occupational Therapy Month, which makes it a great chance to explore how the practice helps the lives of thousands every day. Raising awareness for the profession, showing appreciation to those who have helped others, and developing your own OT skills are just some of the ways you can show support. If you are pursuing occupational therapy with Ardor Health, we invite you to celebrate with these tips; perhaps…

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  • The surgery room often evokes images of a green-clad man, armed with scalpels and barking out orders. Most don’t think about the team of surgical technicians who make so many surgeries possible in the first place. These specialists are the people who provide and arrange the life-saving devices many doctors need. Students who are interested in working in the medical field but don’t want to go to medical school can…

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  • Summer is right around the corner, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your next School Assignment! Whether you’re a Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, School Psychologist, Social Worker, Special Education Teacher, or Tele-therapist, we’re sure we can find the position you’ve been looking for. We know, we know — you probably want to enjoy your well deserved time off before you start thinking…

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  • Per diem nursing can be one of the most demanding positions in healthcare. The hours are unpredictable, your work environment changes often, and there can be a looming feeling of job insecurity. If the stress of a per diem position is not adequately addressed, it can lead to sickness, injury, and poor job performance. When you need to balance your personal life between your work life, it is highly advised…

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  • When you are looking for a new job in the healthcare field, choosing between permanent placement and a traveling career largely depends on your lifestyle. Neither choice is strictly right or wrong. What do you need to consider between travel work and permanent placement? At Ardor Health, we help healthcare employees answer such questions daily.

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  • We love taking the time to recognize Ardor Health’s inspirational and dedicated travelers, which is why we are proud to announce Ardor Health’s March Traveler of the Month, John! His recruiter Angelina says, “John has over 11 years of experience and has traveled with Ardor in the past (1 year to be exact). Aside from being a jokester, he enjoys traveling and hunting on his spare time.  He is extremely outgoing…

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  • When the average person hears that you would like to become a nurse, the first thing that comes to mind is that you will be working in a hospital somewhere, taking blood pressures and changing sheets. This may be a part of a nurse’s duty, but there are plenty of nursing professions that are unknown to the everyday person. We have outlined a few professions in the nursing field for you…

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  • Novice and expert nomads alike have difficulties with overpacking. You can quickly go from being adequately prepared to having too much in your suitcase, and probably won’t notice until you have you start weighing bags at the airport. Beyond paying extra costs, over packing makes it harder to keep your valuables arranged, exhausts you quicker, and often ends in losing the items that matter most. To keep such unfortunate events…

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  • When traveling between jobs, staying organized should be near the top of your priorities. Your adventure can transform into a nightmare within minutes when you don’t make the right preparations. From staying to safe to preparing for the unexpected, we have several tips you can utilize to maintain an organized journey.

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  • Occupational therapists often have to explain their careers to friends and family members. A simple summary is often not enough; it’s common for an OT to hear someone jokingly state she works a “fake job.” The confusion revolving around the daily tasks of an occupational therapist have led to common misconceptions, and many in the field can’t seem to shake off some persistent myths. The three following myths are those…

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  • Social work is often challenging. You often have to juggle your clients, your business, and your own needs. These priorities can clash, frustrating employees who approach the career like any other job. Making a difference in the world is the core value of social work for many. Instead of waiting for the next paycheck, you are fighting to enhance a person’s – or a community’s – quality of life.

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  • Social workers are those who care about other people and believe that their work can make a positive difference. It is a career filled with action, meaning, and many paths. Social work can be as direct or indirect as possible depending on your preferences. You could carry out your duties in a hospital, private business, school, public agency, court, and more. How can you choose which profession is best for…

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  • For many traveling therapists, one of the biggest reasons they pursued travel therapy is for the opportunity to visit new destinations while receiving compensation. It’s exciting to visit places you’ve never been; but after the first few months the magic can fade away as you get busy with your routine. At Ardor Health, we understand that travel therapy can sometimes be stressful, but you can break out of your rut…

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  • Most traveling therapists fresh out of college don’t have to worry about balancing work and family life; however, as they get older, the realities of taking care of family often appear. While the constant movement of travel therapy is desirable for many, it can make staying connected with those you care about challenging. Luckily, many of the same skills you learn at work can also help in maintaining a balance.

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  • For traveling therapists, determining which opportunity is right for your skillset can be frustrating. Job search sites and staffing companies help mitigate the pains associated with the process, but they are not interchangeable terms. Job search sites and staffing companies come with some unique pros and cons.

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  • A respiratory therapist (RT) holds a vital role for patients with cardiovascular issues. This practice is one where the therapist specializes in treating patients with breathing disorders like asthma, pneumonia, and emphysema. Like other traveling therapists, an RT must have professional credentials through a state license and at least two years of education. With the field not finding as much popularity as occupational therapy or speech therapy, medical students looking…

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  • We love taking the time to recognize Ardor Health’s inspirational and dedicated travelers, which is why we are proud to announce Ardor Health’s February Traveler of the Month, Michelle! Her recruiter Amanda says, “she has worked for Ardor going on 4 years and is now in schools! She has 2 therapy dogs that she occasionally brings to school with her and has a TRUE passion for making a difference!” Michelle…

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  • Work isn’t always about the salary. Many people want to find a career that they find personally fulfilling. Nurses have the opportunity to work in an environment where they can make a difference in the world, while making enough to support themselves, their family, and have enough leftover for a night out. What are the advantages of a nursing job that make it so rewarding?

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  • Not everyone is a great test-taker, but even people with testing anxiety can prepare themselves for the nursing licensure exam. Your brain is a muscle. Like any other muscle it needs conditioning through practice. The hardest part of running a marathon shouldn’t be the marathon itself, but preparing for the event. The same line of thinking applies to the nursing licensure exam.

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  • Ardor Health is excited to be attending the 2017 TSHA Convention in Austin, TX! Will you be at the convention between February 23rd-25th? If so, then feel free to stop by and enter to win a free Apple Watch! We’ve also gathered a few tidbits of information for you so you can be primed and ready to get the most out of the conference! The 2017 TSHA Convention will be…

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  • Despite its name, homesickness usually does not stem from feelings of home. The mood more commonly sets in when yearning for the regular social interactions you enjoyed with your family and friends. Once the excitement of traveling to a new place cools down, many people feel homesickness creeping in. The good news is that because the experience isn’t connected to home itself, you can tackle the melancholy no matter where…

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  • The process of getting a job in the medical field can be long, tedious, and stressful. When an employer agrees to schedule an interview with you, how can you prepare? While medical job interviews are not that much different from interviewing in other professions, they do have their own unique questions not found anywhere else. These inquiries analyze how your knowledge and personal qualities can contribute to the position. If…

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  • When you study to qualify for an occupational therapist license, every state will have unique requirements. These conditions are small enough that you won’t have to do anything drastically different to receive certification. At the same time, they do mean that every state has a transfer process. Depending on where you go, the time it takes to move will depend on your verifications, the score you received from The National…

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  • The classroom environment is great for learning the techniques you use daily as part of your career, but often lack the personal touch that many patients need. If you are a new nurse, physical therapist, or other health care worker, you may be having some difficulty talking to patients. You explain to them what needs to be done, what you’re prescribing, or the long-term plan and the patient responds with…

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  • After many long hours of sleepless nights, studying at a book, and taking notes in class, you finally did it. The days of college life are over and now it’s time to get started on your career. Fresh out of school, many students like you find themselves less prepared than they thought they would be to find a job. The stress of getting good grades makes it easy forget about…

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  • Health workers are human. Everyone needs to eat, sleep, and have some time for themselves, but it’s difficult to adhere to a set routine when you are caught up in the typical hospital work environment. Long shifts can be a common occurrence at work, so we put together several tips you can use to survive the day (or night) while offering the best quality care to your patients. Prepare Your Body…

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  • We love taking the time to recognize Ardor Health’s inspirational and dedicated travelers, which is why we are proud to announce Ardor Health’s January Traveler of the Month, Jeannie! Jeannie is an SLP and has been on contract with Ardor Health in schools for 3 years! Miranda is her recruiter and says she is a loyal traveler and a great lady!  She adopted 2 special needs kids of her own…

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  • Working as a nurse is an exciting opportunity to connect with people and improve the lives of those in your care. Nursing can be an attractive career to those who like to help and nurture others; yet a nursing job can be very demanding. Not just anyone can do it! A good nurse can mean the difference between life and death for a patient under her watch. It takes a…

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  • One of the most difficult parts of working as a traveling health practitioner is switching between coworkers so often. Add this to the fact that some hospitals have employees who have less than favorable opinions about traveling nurses or therapists, and you can find it difficult communicating with your coworkers. Not all hope is lost, you can get in touch and connect with the people you work with even if…

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  • It is no secret that you need to come to your school nursing job prepared. You will face a set of challenges that won’t be found in a typical hospital or home clinical setting. That said, being a nurse still comes with its own perks as well! While these may not be the primary reasons why a nurse would choose to work at a school, they work as great pick-me-ups…

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  • Traveling therapists have the opportunity to explore the country while making money and doing what they love. Still, the experience is not always easy, and having a couple of helpful apps on hand can help reduce a lot of stress from time management, budgeting, and finding the best travel methods. We gathered some of our favorite apps that we believe every traveling therapist should include in their arsenal.

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  • Although one significant purpose of our company is helping traveling health practitioners find new places to work, we understand that a traveling career may not be the perfect fit for everyone. But not to worry, because Ardor Health has an office specifically dedicated to finding you a permanent placement job as well! If you are nearing the end of your graduate studies or are trying to figure out whether a…

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  • Speech pathologists learn something new with every patient, but when we look at their combined experiences, certain constants transcend them all. Whether you are preparing for a new year as a speech pathologist at a school, or work for a private practice, there is always room to step back and consider what traits you can pick up to boost your therapy style. Open-Mindedness Speech pathology is one of the most…

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  • Whether you are a nurse fresh out of grad school or already have experience from working in a hospital, a school brings a unique set of challenges. Because every school is different, there are few rules set in stone. However, those who worked as school nurses in the past (or are still working in the classroom environment today) have picked up some general tips that anyone can use. Always Plan…

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  • As 2017 picks up speed, potential physical therapists may be curious to know what their future job prospects are. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for physical therapists is expected to increase by 34 percent by 2024, much faster than the majority of other occupations. How is it that physical therapy is growing so quickly? Aging Baby Boomers Older baby boomers are more active in their later years…

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  • Although traveling for contract healthcare work comes with its unique set of challenges, you still have the benefit of discovering great new places. This means that you don’t have to stick around frigid cities like Chicago or Minneapolis during subzero temperatures. You have the option to relocate somewhere warm and sunny for your new term! We’ve gathered some of the best places to travel and work in during winter, both…

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  • View ArdorRN's Hot Jobs! With the holidays come the fun parties or gatherings, right?  Correct!  But along with the jubilations there are social challenges. Do you have that one pesky guest you can’t stand but must invite for the holidays?  How about that nosy family guest who keeps asking when the baby is coming…and here you are still paying off your school loans? Or perhaps are you the guest, who...

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  • We love taking the time to recognize Ardor Health's inspirational and dedicated travelers, which is why we are proud to announce Ardor Health's December Traveler of the Month, Aangelina! Aangelina is a Speech Language Pathologist with over 20 years of experience in her field! She has been traveling with Ardor Health for almost two years and her recruiter, Brittany, says they make a great team! Aangelina comes highly recommended after...

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  • It's hard to believe, but one of the biggest ASHA conventions is right around the corner! As one of ASHA's Visionary Sponsors, Ardor Health Solutions will join 15,000 attendees at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on November 17th. Thousands of attendees will include speech-language pathologists, audiologists, CFYs and other healthcare professionals from a variety of different backgrounds. Where to Find Us Ardor Health's Team will be set up at...

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  • Congratulations! You've graduated! Now it's time to grab that first big job out of college. We know that it can be a pretty scary experience when it comes to getting that first travel job, but that's why we're here to help! Traveling the country is a quick, easy, and efficient way to develop your skills as a new grad. Ardor Health has developed a Mentorship Program to aid you on...

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  • Choosing a healthcare staffing company to travel with can be a daunting task. There are several questions that you might ask yourself before making your choice. Who has the most qualified jobs? What type of support will I receive on assignment? Who has the most competitive pay package? All of these questions are great! But one factor you might overlook from time to time is the affordability of the health…

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  • Ardor Health Solutions has been named one of the best places for women to work in the country for the second year in a row! Out of the hundreds of companies evaluated, Ardor ranked #61, climbing 18 spots from last year’s ranking! The ratings are based on employee’s assessments of communications with management, options for development and training, and support for work/life balance, among other factors. The ranking also takes…

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  • The amazing folks over at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA.org) have put together a fantastic list on why now is the time to choose a career in schools. Whether you’re a Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, School Nurse, School Psychologist or Special Education Teacher, there are limitless opportunities for you in a school setting. See the list below! 10. Wide Variety of Opportunities Work with students with diverse backgrounds in…

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  • Your Clinical Fellowship Year can be a difficult transition period, but it doesn’t have to be! It’s possible to travel for your career as a clinical fellow and receive amazing mentorship and experience all while completing your CFY . How you might ask? By traveling for a school contract of course! Now you’ve probably heard about school travel, but the truth is it’s by far the best way to complete a CF in a…

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  • If you’ve been to a park within the past week or decided to go for a jog in the city, you may have noticed a large amount of people looking down at their phones. We know, that’s nothing new, but it’s what they’re doing on their phones that could change the mobile health industry as we know it. You’ve probably heard of Pokémon before. It’s a massively successful franchise with trading…

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  • School may be out for the summer, but it’s never too early to start planning your next school travel assignment for the 2016-2017 School Year! When you travel with Ardor Health, life is made a lot easier, that’s why we’ve compiled a list of important tips to get you ready for your next travel assignment! Ardor Health has a Licensure Department to ensure that our candidates are completing the right applications and…

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  • Ardor Health Solutions has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®! Ardor Health Solutions earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at: http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/ardor-health-solutions. “It really is an honor to receive such a distinction two years in a row,” said Mike Lamia, CEO and Co-Founder of Ardor Health…

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  • A new report from InsiderMonkey.com has shined some light on some of the highest demand cities for occupational therapists. These 11 cities offer some of the best locations to travel to for temporary assignments and offer some of the most competitive salaries in the country! Occupational Therapy is absolutely essential to a patient’s rehabilitation. Occupational therapists work on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities….

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  • Spring is finally here and there is no better time than now to travel the country! There are countless opportunities all over the country, whether you’re a travel therapist (PT,OT, or SLP) or travel nurse. Now may be the time to visit some of the “colder” states as the flowers start to bloom and the temperatures start to warm up. But where should you travel to? Well, that all depends…

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  • You probably know that travel therapy is one of the best options for therapist’s career, especially if you’re a new grad. Traveling allows you to see the country while getting paid to help others and grants you almost limitless opportunities! But some people think that travel therapy means they have to be away from friends or their significant other. But that’s not really the case anymore. Ardor Health makes traveling with a…

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  • Home Health Job Growth On The Up & Up Anyone who enjoys working in a Home Health setting is in for a pleasant surprise. New information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Home Health has added more jobs than any other healthcare setting. In the past, Home Health has been the subject of high turnover, but that appears to have changed over the last 12 months. The…

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  • On a day to day basis, nurses have a lot to take on. Juggling the responsibilities of caring for patients, keeping records updated, communicating to doctors and working extensive shifts. All of these challenges can lead to both physical fatigue and eventually, compassion fatigue. What is Compassion Fatigue? According to CompasionFatigue.org “Compassion Fatigue is a state experienced by helping people or animals in distress; it is an extreme state of tension…

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  • At this point, we all have a pretty good idea of what Tinder is. It’s the app that allows you to swipe left or right on a person’s picture. Left means you don’t like them. Right means you do like them. It’s a pretty simple concept. But now, Tinder has released data on which jobs were the most right-swiped. This comes after the company introduced the ability to add your job to your…

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  • If you’ve ever had to undergo any type of extensive surgery, you know that the recovery process can be long and sometimes painful. But unfortunately, it’s a necessary step in any recovery. But there is a way to ease the pain and make the process of recovery a lot easier if you simply plan ahead. It’s called prehab; and it’s becoming a growing solution for any person who has to…

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  • A happy nurse is an efficient nurse. Really, that statement can be said for any profession out there. But nurses, perhaps more than any other industry, have to deal with one of those most dynamic and stressful environments. Those types of environments can sometimes lead to “nurse burnout”. But there’s a way to avoid nurse turnover and keep them happy! It’s all about improving quality of life on the job.   Staying…

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  • Now that 2016 is up and running and February is already around the corner, it’s time to take a look how the healthcare industry is shaping up in 2016. The nursing industry is projected to see some pretty significant changes over the next several years as the Baby Boomer population continues to move into retirement. Breaking Down The Numbers According to StaffingIndustry.com, nearly two-thirds of registered nurses over the age…

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  • When I began my job hunt after graduating from PT school and passing my board exam, I wasn’t sure which setting I wanted to work in permanently. Having enjoyed all my clinical rotations in school and having numerous interests, I began looking for a permanent position where I would have the opportunity to rotate between units and/or clinical settings. This type of position turned out to be much harder to…

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  • If you’re in the healthcare business, you’re in the business of helping others, which is an immense perk of becoming a healthcare professional in the first place. But perhaps it’s Speech Language Pathologists who have some of the greatest benefits when it comes to the day to day life of being an SLP. Here’s what you can expect! 5. You Can Be Self-Employed! One aspect of Speech Language Pathology that…

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  • Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows isn’t just for practicing those dance moves or playing virtual sports anymore. Researchers at Reflexion Health are using the Kinect to change the way patients recover during Physical Therapy. The system they used is called Vera, and it has recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration after being tested at five separate medical centers. Microsoft’s Kinect Is Revolutionizing Physical Therapy How Does…

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  • Medical schools across the country have reported a record breaking number of applications and enrollments, despite the fact that senior physicians warn of the volatility of the medical field. There’s a lot of numbers and statistics to consider when the current state of medical school enrollment, so we took the liberty of breaking it all down for you in the infographic below. Although enrollment and the amount of applications rose,…

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  • We’ve all been there. We’ve all gone through it. That agonizing feeling of finding that perfect job and then having your dreams crushed because a hiring manager says you don’t match the specific skill set that they’re looking for, making the job harder to fill. Some positions are more susceptible to this trend than others. Physical Therapist and Registered Nurse positions are among the top 10. The Toughest Jobs To…

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  • The Ardor Health Solutions App Is Here The wait is over! The solution to your career seeking opportunities is here. Ardor Health Solutions is happy to announce that our app is now officially available on both iOS and Android! What is the Ardor Health App? The Ardor Health App is designed to keep you plugged into the latest career opportunities available exclusively through Ardor Health in either permanent or contract positions….

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  • Ardor Health Solutions was named as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2015. Ardor Health Solutions ranked 79th in the inaugural list compiled by Great Place to Work and Fortune.com. The survey gathered feedback from female employees who recognize their workplace as a place where women can thrive. How Are Companies Chosen? Great Place to Work® surveyed 135,689 women at 637 companies, who answered a detailed questionnaire considering everything from the fairness of…

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  • On a day to day basis, one of the top problems you’ll treat as a physical therapist is back pain. But there are a variety of factors that can be the root cause for back pain. Below, you will find a variety of reasons a patient might experience back pain. Battling Back Problems As A Physical Therapist 1. Improper lifting/Bad Exercise Form Lifting heavy weight with support from your knees…

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  • 7 Apps To Keep You Moving As A Travel Therapist Posted by Mike T Lamia on Sep 11, 2015 2:09:43 PM Find me on: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter inShare 13 Whether you’re traveling as a physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech language pathologist, you’re expected to be on the go 24/7. But every expert could use a sidekick from time to time. Lucky for us, our smartphones can be a go…

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  • Another school year is upon us, which means students and teachers will be back in the classroom and school therapists across the country will be starting new contracts at school districts in every state. Whether you’re a Speech Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or any other specialty, you’re going to have a little bit of the freshman fever yourself. But no worries, we’ve got you covered! Here are just…

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