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Physical therapists are playing a key role in the rehabilitation of patients who undergo regenerative procedures such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections.

Kristin Bowne, PT, DPT, MS, clearly remembers the day in 2011 when she received the email that changed her career.

"It was an invitation to the First Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh," she notes. The symposium, the message explained, would explore the emerging role of physical therapy in regenerative medicine, a field that focuses on treatment interventions including stem cell therapy and bio-scaffolding to repair, replace, or regenerate impaired or nonfunctional human tissue.

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