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These priorities are designed to advance evidence-based practice through scientific research by being a resource for physical therapy researchers and other researchers within the rehabilitation field, research funding agencies, the APTA community, and other relevant stakeholders.

The Scientific Research Priorities for the Physical Therapy Profession are reassessed every two years to support the long-range APTA Research Agenda for Physical Therapy, which is updated every 10 years.


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