Upstream travelers are provided with a strong leadership and support network while they are exploring our clinics across the country. Our Travel PTs have multiple levels of support including a direct supervisor, travel mentorship, clinical mentorship, travel manager, and their travel teammates. Additionally, travelers have support at the clinic level with their local leadership teams and teammates. Upstream offers bi-annual travel team meetings, regular check-ins with the Travel Therapy Manager, as well as the support and investments of Upstream.
“When I started my first job as a PT I was nervous about committing to a company, but my experience with the travel program for Upstream Rehabilitation put me at ease and converted my entire prospective. I have built a community and network through traveling with Upstream Rehabilitation, which supported me through failing boards the first attempt, orthopedic residency, and promotions. I have been able to grow and develop a career path for myself beyond travel PT. The encounters, experience, friends, and mentors I have gained have changed my career trajectory.”
Find the answers to frequently asked questions about the Upstream Travel Physical Therapy Program.
Typically, travel assignments are 13 to 26 weeks.
No, Upstream travelers receive all the same benefits and offerings as other full-time associates. Upstream offers 6.5 paid holidays.
Yes, new graduate travelers are given a 90-day onboarding ramp-up period. Experienced clinicians receive a 2-week onboarding period.
Yes, Upstream offers a 12-month structured new graduate mentorship program as well as a travel mentor program.
Yes, there are a variety of personal and professional development courses open to travelers.
The ultimate goal for our travelers is that they find a home after they are done traveling and continue to grow and develop into leaders. The travel therapy manager and the traveler’s direct supervisor will assist with the process.
Yes, travelers are provided with choices in assignment that align with their preferences.
Yes, PTO is encouraged to be taken between assignments.
Stipend amounts vary depending on whether the traveler is working in a regular-cost or high-cost locality.