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Physical therapists (PTs) represent not only themselves but also their profession in all interactions involving physical therapy, wherever those interactions occur. Consider the following scenario, in which a PT must make a quick decision.

Taking a Knee

Adina owns a private physical therapy practice and is the mother of an 11-year-old boy, Scott. Her busy schedule hasn't given her a chance to socialize with the parents of her son's teammates outside of youth soccer matches, but she's become friendly with a number of them at Scott's games. The other parents all know that Adina is a PT, as she often comes to the matches straight from work and is dressed accordingly—wearing a lab coat and/or a polo shirt personalized with her name and credentials.

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