Super Bowl XLV 2011 – Sports Medicine Saves the Game

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You may not be thinking about physical therapy, and sports medicine in particular, when you turn on your television February 6, but you should. Without a physical therapist on the team, just how many of those players would ever make it to the Super Bowl? Considering the amount of damage a player takes each season, the answer is: not many. In fact, even with physical therapists and doctors available before, during, and after each game, some players are still unable to play through the entire season. For all of those players that are on the field during the Super Bowl, however, you can thank their sports medicine team. Continue reading “Super Bowl XLV 2011 – Sports Medicine Saves the Game”

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8 People Who Need Travel Health Insurance

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Is Travel Health Insurance for you? Stand-alone health insurance for trips abroad is something a lot of people decline…sometimes with a pride akin to triumphing over that electronics sales person who was pushing an extended warranty.

But unlike an Xbox 360, being more covered than you need could be a matter of life and death (or at least bankruptcy and financial prosperity) when it comes to your health in a foreign land…

…Here are eight of the most common people who may think they don’t need travel health insurance (but really might) and what they need to know:

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Building relationships with our travel professionals

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It’s rare for us to get to meet our travelers but this week we had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with many of them over dinner. An attempt to thank a group of employees working in the area turned into an opportunity to swap stories, gain a better appreciation of life as a travel healthcare professional and learn.

For example, below is one of the many conversations that took place as we honored a group of Soliant travel healthcare professionals that are currently on assignment with us.

Nurse: I told the doctor to hush because we were in a call to order.
Recruiter: What’s a call to order?
Nurse: A call to order is when the operating room team discusses the scheduled surgery to confirm we are all in agreement on the procedure.
Recruiter: That’s probably a good thing.

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of healthcare staffing gets in the way of expressing our appreciation for you but we want all of you that call Soliant home to know that we deeply appreciate your service. We couldn’t do our job without you.

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