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Aspen Medical Staffing, LLC

We are a physical therapist owned and operated medical staffing company, who put our therapists first! With 30+ years of traveling therapy experience, let us put your mind at ease finding your next traveling assignment, with a therapist available to you 24/7, to make sure all your needs are met!

We Staff Nationwide!

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Speech Therapists!

Help Us Support The Wounded Warrior Project

Help support Kevin Viken’s effort to raise $21,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project while he hikes roughly 2,100 miles on the Appalachian Trail!  He’s starting his journey on February 23rd, in Springer Moutain, GA, ending after he summits Mt. Katahdin in ME.  He will be hiking for 5-6 months in hopes to raise more awareness and FUNDS for our wounded service men and women of the US.


Upcoming Events

Orlando, FL June 28th

Join fellow PTs, DPTs, PTAs, PT students, and others involved with improving the physical therapy profession in Orlando during PT Pub Night NEXT! This event is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at Brick House Tavern + Tap — right across from the big Ferris wheel! (You can’t miss it.) RSVP today!

Aspen Medical Staffing  is proud to be sponsoring PT Pub Night in Orlando during #APTANEXT !

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Hear From Our Therapists

Andrew T – PT, DPT

“Aspen is an amazing company to work for! One of my favorite things about them is the small company feel. You don’t have to worry about talking to 3-4 people like some of the bigger companies when you are finding your next contract. The owners are the recruiters and also physical therapists. This is what sets them apart from other companies. They have extensive travel experience themselves. So, they talk the talk and walk the walk. It’s easier to communicate when they understand the jargon of therapists. They are very real with you about expectations and lay everything on the table. Total transparency. Lastly, but most importantly, they truly care for you. Not with just getting you a job, but care for you as a person. I would easily recommend any traveling therapists to work with Aspen Medical Staffing.”

Derek S – PT, DPT

“I first met Neil and Brad during my final year of PT school when they arrived on campus to pitch their young business 2 years ago. They came off as straight shooters and thoroughly answered all questions posed to them by other classmates and myself. I decided, after researching a few other travel companies, to give them a try, and am so glad I did – on my 4th contract with them already and have been 100% satisfied!”


“I have enjoyed working with Aspen. The staff has been so supportive the entire time, answering any questions I had swiftly and effectively. I felt advocated for and attended to by my recruiter, my credential rep, and by other staff.”

Tyler R – PT, DPT

“Aspen Medical Staffing is, hands down, one of the best companies I have worked with in the travel business. It is evident that they care about you as an individual, and they work hard to make sure all your needs are met. Their integrity and commitment to the therapist is hard to match.”

Sarah B – COTA

“I started working for AMS October 2016 as a new grad. I had numerous medical professionals recommending I gain at least a year of experience before signing on with a traveling company. However, I was determined that traveling was where I belonged. I am so lucky to have been referred to Neil, Brad, Nancy and Cheryl as they have assisted me transform and grow into the knowledgable, flexible and compassionate COTA I am today, allowing me to build my resume with 4 different placements around the US. My favorite quality about AMS is that they are a small business, and both Neil and Brad, have practiced as PT travelers allowing them to have great insight and understanding on what qualities to look for in a potential placement never pressuring you to take a position just to take it. Not only have I been able to develop an outstanding professional relationship with the company, but also an everlasting friendship. Neil has been in my corner since day one, whether I was actively participating in an assignment or not, he was just a text away providing support, I never felt like “just a number” which is the feeling one may experience with a larger company. I could go on and on about reasons why AMS is the right path for you and would be happy to reach out to anyone on the edge of choosing the right traveling company.”

Chris K PT, DPT

“I’ve been beyond impressed with my experience at Aspen Medical Staffing since I began working for them as a traveling physical therapist. Each AMS employee has demonstrated such a high level of professionalism, while at the same time being so personable. I’ve always felt like a priority and I would unreservedly recommend Aspen if travel therapy is something you’re considering. This Christmas, I was able to buy a special engagement ring for a very special girl. Bottom line is that the salary, incentives, and bonuses I’ve been bringing in have been far above what I expected. Thanks for the help Aspen!”

Meet Our Team

We are therapists, and we understand therapists.

Neil Sauter, PT, DPT

President / CEO

Neil graduated with his doctor of physical therapy degree in 2012 from the College of St. Scholastica. Neil started his career off taking traveling assignments at multiple different outpatient orthopedic clinics, as well as several different nursing home and transitional care units. While traveling, he noticed several ways that a physical therapist owned and operated staffing company could meet the needs conventional staffing companies haven’t been able to provide. In Neil’s opinion, the biggest thing separating AMS from other agencies is their active mentorship program providing 24/7 support for their therapists. Neil has made it his mission to provide a positive clinical and financial experience for all AMS therapists!

Brad Pauley, PT

Vice President / Co- Founder

Brad is a Minnesota native and a 1993 graduate from the College of St. Scholastica.  In his 21 years as a physical therapist he has held a wide variety of permanent and temporary positions throughout the country.

Brad has been licensed in 10 states and his experience includes inpatient/outpatient, industrial medicine, vestibular rehab, home care, long term care, and various management positions.Brad has a working knowledge of the temporary staffing industry from both the therapist prospective as well as the employer prospective. Whether you are looking for adventure, excitement, job opportunities, premium pay or just need something different, you need to consider Aspen Medical Staffing.

Tom Juberian, PT, DPT

Director of Recruiting

Tom comes to AMS with nearly 5 years of travel therapy experience. After graduating from St. Scholastica, Tom  began travel therapy, as a quicker way to pay off student loans.  After falling in love with the benefits and flexibility of travel therapy, he had paid off 65k in loans in 13 months.  In his 5 years in the field he has worked in a variety of settings including home health, outpatient, skilled nursing, and acute care.  With his success and passion for travel therapy, he is now looking to help others have the same great clinical experience while finding new adventure and creating financial freedom.

Julianna Patterson, PTA

Senior Recruiter

Julianna is an Ohio native, graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors in Applied Health Sciences and an Associates degree from Professional Skills Institute in Physical Therapy Assisting. With a goal of traveling, following graduation she started her travel therapy career working as a PTA in skilled nursing, home health and rehab facilities throughout 6 states. With a love of seeing new sights and meeting new people, she is passionate about traveling therapy and the experiences it provides for not only seeing the country and meeting new people, but the skills you learn along the way. After ending her traveling career, Julianna settled in Nashville, TN, where she is actively licensed as a PTA. As a Senior Recruiter with Aspen Medical Staffing, she enjoys the opportunity to help other therapists achieve their personal and professional goals.

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