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A physical therapist finds meaning and purpose through politics.

In the April 2024 issue of APTA Magazine, Mercedes Aguirre Valenzuela, PT, DPT, shares how she was drawn to advocacy and politics and how her training as a PT helped along the way.

Read the article on the APTA Magazine webpage.

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Mercedes Aguirre Valenzuela, PT, DPT, is a pediatric physical therapist in New Jersey. She is also a Federal Affairs Liaison for APTA Leadership & Innovation and the New Jersey Pediatric Advocacy Liaison for APTA Pediatrics. You can follow her on Instagram @theptadvocate.

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